Coming full circle
Former student now serves as school’s assistant principal
Morgan Daugherty, Hamilton Christian School’s new assistant principal, has come “full circle” in her new role overseeing instructional technology for students and faculty.
A graduate of Hamilton and McNeese State University, Daugherty said she has had the opportunity to view the school from multiple angles, including as a student, parent, board member and now administrator.
“I’ve got a vested interest. It’s a like a complete circle. I grew up here, and now I get to really give back to the place that made me who I am.”
Daughtery comes to Hamilton from a human resources training and learning career at Sasol, an unusual transition she said that has been mentioned by many.
“Most people don’t leave big-time money and things like that, but here I believe I can have an impact everyday. It’s a humbling position to be in leadership that affects change.”
Though she recalled her corporate experience with fondness, Daugherty said she looks foward to the lasting influence she will have with students in her new role. “I really believe the children are the future, and it’s just so important to have people that care in these positions — that want to see them be successful.”
Hamilton’s Christian environment was a big appeal to her, as well, she said.
“This is more missiondriven. This is a Christian school, so we get to weave that through the curriculum. It’s just a different atmosphere.”
Her role will focus on the integration of technology within the curriculum and training teachers to be successful in its implementation in their classrooms.
“It’s one thing to just go hand a teacher technology or a new way of teaching, but my plan is really to be their cheerleader,” she said.
“The addition of my technology into Hamilton’s curriculum is important because it engages students in their content and also prepares them for the future, she said. “Handson learning gets kids excited about school. Technology has become a part of their everyday life and not many jobs they can do without it. So, we’re taking the same strong Hamilton foundation but adding a lot of technology into the mix.”
Hamilton Christian School’s new assistant principal, Morgan Daugherty, greets a student at a recent open house at the school.