8th Grade Health

Kimberlee Haefelin

 I am retired from teaching high school English.  I taught for 32 years.  I am currently teaching as a long-term substitute for 8th grade science.  My teaching career has been a joy to my life, and I have seen that teachers have a lot they may learn from students as well as what they teach, and that is part of what I enjoy.  My education includes a high school diploma from Walhalla, SC, a small town near Clemson University.  I earned a BA in English from Winthrop University, and I earned a BA in Journalism from USC in Columbia, SC.  My current hobbies are journaling, publishing poetry, walking my dog, reading books by journalists, and babysitting my granddaughter and grandson whenever I get the chance. Fond memories from teaching include having students win in essay contests, publishing poetry contests, and field trip excursions such as the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, DC.

6th and 7th Grade Health/National Junior Honor Society Advisor/Department Head

Marlissa Morton

Greetings! My name is Marlissa Morton & I’m in my tenth year of teaching here at Ebenezer Middle School. Prior to teaching, I worked as a Surgical Technologist in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as labor and delivery. I obtained my  Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate and later went on to pursue a Master’s as well as an Educational Specialist degree from Walden University. For the past two years, I have been teaching Health & STEM classes for grades six through eight, but before that, I taught seventh grade Science. I was born and raised here in Sumter, and I am a graduate of Crestwood High School.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, shopping just a little, and spending time with my daughter and other family members. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and presenting students with a challenge as I assist them in developing their educational toolbox that is filled with strategies and techniques to help them succeed in any class. As an educator, I allow optimism as the foundation for each child’s success because I know all students can learn, they do it in their own way on their own time!

email: marlissa.morton@sumterschools.net