Morrow Looking Forward to ‘Fresh Ideas and New Winds of Change’ at CIS

By: Suzee Crabtree, Contributing Writer

Mrs. Melinda Morrow graduated from Moberly Area Community College (MACC) with an Early Childhood Education degree.

Morrow has been a substitute teacher for several schools, such as Columbia and the Hallsville Primary School. She was also previously a crossing guard for Centralia. Her favorite learning experiences were the counselor substitute jobs and the long-term Speech Implementer position. 

Morrow is now a paraprofessional at Centralia Intermediate School. She enjoys helping create a positive outlook in life for children and has always wanted to “make a difference in lives.” 

As a paraprofessional, Morrow helps “students in all subjects including socialization, emotional identification & management, and even help identify that we each have our own bubble of personal space (unrelated to Covid) that we can count on for safety as well as relaxation,” said Morrow.

She has been married to Leroy Morrow for 26 years. Together, they have three children: Katelyn (31), Caleb (25) and Abigail (18). They have lived in Centralia for 14 years.

Morrow enjoys playing with her dogs, tending her flower garden, showing cars with her husband, reading and talking to her kids.

“I have attempted to pave a way (a home away from home) for my family here. It’s important to me to provide a good foundation for each of my growing children.” Morrow said.

Morrow is looking forward to the “fresh ideas and new winds of change” and “friendly faces” in Centralia. 

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