400 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
“The Role of the School Board – Successes and Failures in Arizona” will be Andrew’s topic. More on Andrew from AEA’s website:
Andrew F. Morrill was elected as the 88th president of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) on April 23, 2010 at the AEA Delegate Assembly. As president of the largest professional association in Arizona, he is committed to advancing the mission of AEA which is Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education for every Arizona student.
Morrill served two terms as AEA Vice President from 2004-2010. Prior to assuming the office of AEA Vice President, Morrill taught English and journalism for 16 years at Mountain View High School in the Marana Unified School District. He calls his years in the classroom “rewarding beyond all measure,” adding that the only pursuit that could take him from Mountain View was working for his public education colleagues across Arizona.
Morrill serves on the Arizona Business and Education Coalition, was a member of Governor Napolitano’s Committee for Teacher Quality and Support in 2005, and served on the Arizona State Board of Education’s Certification Advisory Committee in 2006. He was named a Tucson Realty and Trust Top 10 Teacher in 2000 and was named an Arizona Education Foundation Ambassador of Excellence in 2001. Nine times he was named a Marana Unified School District Top 10 Inspirational Teacher. Because this award is presented by a student, Morrill says it is this distinction that he values most.
Morrill, an Arizona native, received his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from The University of Arizona in 1984 and began teaching in 1987. He completed his Master’s degree in Educational Psychology in 2002.
Calling himself the second best teacher in his household, Morrill is married to another English Teacher, Pam Roggeman, also a former Ambassador of Excellence. They have five children, the latest born in May 2004.