About Me

My name is Avana Morris, and I am a teacher aide at The Perkins School for the Blind. I am responsible for helping individuals and children that are blind/visually impared with their daily living skills.
Being a sociable person, I like to communicate with all people and get to know them as new and interesting individuals. I stand strong to a belief that when you put your mind to something and decide to turn your thoughts into realities, that you can excel in dealing with life's challenging tasks. Being open-minded and warm-hearted, I always try to seek the good in every person and every situation.
I encourage those who are smart, professional, and business minded to network with me.
Let's do what we can to make this world a better place...

Contact Details

Avana C. Morris
56 Hillside Avenue-Lynn,
MA 01902

(781)248-4750
avanac101@gmail.com

Education

Hesser College

Major: Psychology Minor: Special Education
Anticipated Graduation June 2015

Work

Perkins School

Teacher's Aide March 2012 - Present

  • Assists students in daily living skills and prepares them for life outside of Perkins.
  • Converts and adapts materials into accessible learning formats.
  • Facilitates and coordinates all weekend recreational activities
  • Tracks and reports residential and educational progress for assigned students.
  • Mentors students in their in the problem solving process in order to gain daily living independence.

Carroll Center for the Blind

Teacher's Aide March 2010 - February 2012

  • Assists the teacher in the conduct of lessons and classroom activities.
  • Developed the learning curriculum for students attending summer courses.
  • Tutors students and operates classroom equipment
  • Aides in the preparation of graphic and written teaching materials.
  • Caters to children with physical needs in the classroom.
  • Supervises campus students on their educational field trips.

Skills

I am very proud of all of my involvements and achievements that I have received over the years. They are as precious to me as the dolls that I used to play with as a child. This is just a brief overview. Please feel free to contact me for more information or with any questions that you may have! Can't wait to connect with you!     :)

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)
  • Computers – MS Office and Internet
  • Proficient in reading & producing Braille
  • Responsible and Reliable
  • Interpersonal Skills


  • Student Govt 2012
  • Latin Club 2007-2010
  • Drama Club 2010
  • Volley Ball Team 2009
  • Music School 2005

Community Services

  • Presidents List – 2011, 2012
  • Participated in “Turkey Drive” to benefit a local food pantry - 2011, 2013
  • Taught Junior Achievement curriculum during “Teacher for a Day” - 2010, 2011
  • Fundraiser for HWAC – 2008
  • Sister to Sister Workshop 2008
  • Walk for Hunger – 2002- 2014

Inspirational Quotes

  • Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.

    Mae Jemison
  • When you put your mind to something and decide to turn your thoughts into realities, you can excel in dealing with life's difficult situations and challenging tasks.

    G. G. Anonymous
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails.

    Mark Twain

Get In Touch.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line. I am always looking to network with like-minded individuals for networking and career opportunities. If you don't get an answer immediately, I might just be helping myself or someone else get somewhere in life. I'll get back to you as quickly as possible!    :)

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