Morgan Mill Faculty
Marybeth Burns - firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in Brownwood, Texas. I
graduated high school in 1997 and began my first
year of college at Angelo State. After one year,
I transferred to Tarleton State. I graduated
Tarleton State and received my first teaching
job at Morgan Mill. I taught first grade for 13
years before moving to Pre-K.
I have been married to Jay Burns since 2004.
In 2006 we welcomed a daughter into our
family, Harley Grace. In 2009 we welcomed a
son, Ely. We live in Morgan Mill.
Michelle Kimple - email@example.com
Kourtney Redstrom - firstname.lastname@example.org
1st grade, GT Coordinator, Cheer/Drill Team SponsorI was raised in Hamilton, the Dove Capital of Texas. I grew up in a rodeo and ranching family. I have a love for all sports, which led me to Tarleton State University where I was a member of an All Girl Cheering Squad. Go Texans!! I received my bachelors degree from Tarleton in Early Childhood Education; while I was completing my degree I was a student teacher at Morgan Mill. During my student teaching semester I felt right at home in this wonderful school and community, and I was lucky enough to get hired on as the fourth grade teacher. As I enter my second year I am moving down to first grade and couldn’t be more excited!
Haley Vander Laan - email@example.com
2nd Grade and Junior High Girls Athletic Coordinator
I was born and raised in Pflugerville, Texas. I have had a passion for sports since a young age, which led me to earn a degree in Kinesiology at Tarleton State University. I originally wanted to teach P.E but once I had the opportunity to stay at Morgan Mill I decided to become a classroom teacher. I now live in Stephenville with my wonderful dog, Max.
Haylee Turley - firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade and ESL Coordinator
My name is Haylee Turley. I am 29 years old, and I am originally from Nevada. I came to Texas on a rodeo scholarship. After graduating from Tarleton State University, I was hired on at Morgan Mill Elementary. I have taught third grade for 6 years and am looking forward to many more. I have one son named Jhett. He loves to play sports, so I spend most of my extra time watching him at games or helping him practice.
Christina Baker - email@example.com
I grew up in Meridian, Texas. After graduating, I moved to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University. In 2016, I received my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Along the way, I met my husband, Dillon, collected several pets, and we moved to Morgan Mill.
This year will be my fourth year teaching, but my first in fourth grade. I’m very excited to be joining the Morgan Mill family and am looking forward to a great year.
Taylor Stricklin - firstname.lastname@example.org
I started school here at Morgan Mill ISD and came for several years before my family moved. It is wonderful to be back at such an amazing school and to see it grow so much from when I came here as a child. I graduated from Tarleton with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, but went on to get my teacher certification. As a teacher, I love to see the moment when a student understands a concept and it all just clicks with them and their face lights up with happiness and pride. I live in Stephenville with Ian, my high-school sweetheart, our two children Dexter and Cora, and our two dogs.
Jayden Reynolds -email@example.com
6-8th Grade Math
I was born and raised in Glen Rose, TX, where I graduated high school in 2015. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tarleton State University in 2018. During my time at Tarleton, my main concentration was learning middle school math instruction. I also hold a certification in English as a Second Language. As I enter my first year of teaching, I am excited for the opportunity to guide the students of Morgan Mill ISD into a better understanding of math concepts. My goal this year is for students to learn as much as they can about math, while also erasing any negative feelings or misconceptions about the subject. I will also be coaching all boy’s athletic teams. I am looking forward to an amazing school year! Go Mustangs!
Nancy Lingle-Bassham - firstname.lastname@example.org
5-8th Grade Science, Library, Cheer/Drill Team Sponsor
This is my 15th year at Morgan Mill, my 23rd year of teaching and I’ve lived in Morgan Mill for over 25 years. I’ve taught from K to 8th grade, music, social studies, math and science. This year I’ll be the 7th grade home room teacher, working in the library and teaching 5th-8th Science, plus doing some fun STEAM activities with 6th & 7th grades. This will be my last year as Cheer/Drill Team sponsor with Ms. Redstrom. On a personal note, my name changed from Lingle to Bassham! I married Rick Bassham from Mineral Wells on May 27 and spent 10 days honeymooning in Alaska.
Rachel Jones- email@example.com
6-8th Grade Reading/ELA, Special Education, Art
I have lived in Morgan Mill for twenty years now, so I call Morgan Mill home. My parents live in Gainesville, Texas, which is where I spend my time when I am not here. I received my Interdisciplinary Studies degree at Tarleton State University and have added teaching certifications to my portfolio as the years have passed. My son, David, is a student at Texas A&M working to complete a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries and plans on serving in the military once he graduates. I am blessed to be able to work at such an exceptional school and teach kids that make my job enjoyable on a daily basis.
Gary Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.org
7th & 8th grade History, Pk & K PE
I'm Gary Thompson and have the privilege of teaching 7th and 8th grade history, along with pre-k and kindergarten PE.
I was raised on a farm in Tolar and later graduated from Tarleton. I've taught and coached for 30 years, substitute taught for 9 yrs and am happy to be back in the teaching role at Morgan Mill. My wife and I moved to Morgan Mill 3 years ago. We have 3 adult children, 2 dogs, a turtle and a cat that rules the house. Looking forward to guiding your children to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Darrell Wallace - email@example.com
Boys' Coach, 1st-5th PE
My name is Darrell Wallace and I am the new boys coach at Morgan Mill. I coached in the public school system for 20 years, but I left coaching and became the pastor at Selden Baptist Church in 2014. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the guitar, fishing, writing music, playing with my grandkids, and loving my family. My wife of 29 years is Suzie Wallace. She is a teacher at Lingleville ISD. She is my best friend. Where you see me, you will see her. She will more than likely be at every athletic event this year. We have three grown children and 4 grandkids. Hopefully you will get to meet the “fam” through the years. While I will continue to pastor the church in Selden, I will be working part time at Morgan Mill school as the boys coach and PE teacher. I am really excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to meeting each student and parent. Go Mustangs!!
Nan Goodman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Music, Distance Learning
I grew up in Venus, Texas and graduated from Venus High School. I attended Tarleton State University. I am married to Grant Goodman and we have three children, Claire, Caden, and Chloe. I also have one granddaughter named Jane and a son-in-law, Brandon. I will be teaching music in Morgan Mill and am so blessed to be able to get to know all the kids in the district and all my fellow teachers, staff, administrators and members of the community. I have taught in Stephenville, Whitewright, and Howe ISDs. I consider it a privilege to be a Mustang and am looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year!
Morgan Mill Staff
Krystal Richards - Administrative Assistant/Business Manager
Becky Landsdown - Child Nutrition
De Shewmaker - Custodian
Timothy Price - Maintenance Man, Custodian
Jennifer Nelson - nurse
Joe Rogers - Bus driver
Behavior Coordinator - Samantha Abila, 254-445-2229
Cybersecurity Coordinator - Carlos Ortiz, 940-452-2993