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 Cheerling Squad. Go Texans!! I recieved 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 is loves to play sports, so I spend most of my extra time watching him at games or helping him practice.
Tori Thompson - email@example.com
I was born and raised in the small town of Munday, Texas. I grew up in a rodeo and ranching family. I spend a lot of my time watching my family compete all over Texas in different rodeo events. I moved to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University, it was there that I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Communications. I have always had a passion to work with children which led me to Morgan Mill. I had the opportunity to do observations last spring, and when I was offered a job to teach I was ecstatic!
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, Boys Coach
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.
Kailey Swaim - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-K - 4th Grade Music, JH Computers, 8th Grade Algebra I and Spanish I, Assistant Director of Bands, Tutorials
I am originally from Mansfield but I moved to Alvarado whenever I was ten years old. I graduated from Alvarado High school in 2014. During high school I found out that I had a passion for music so I decided to pursue a career in what I was passionate about. I graduated from Tarleton State University in 2018 with a degree in Music Education. Throughout my time at Tarleton I played many instruments including, clarinet, flute, trombone, French horn, and marimba. I am very excited to showcase these instruments during my music classes! During my time at Tarleton I found out that not only did I have a passion for music but also a passion for teaching. I did some of my teaching observations at Morgan Mill and I fell in love with the school. I wanted nothing more than to teach here and I’m so glad that a music position opened up when it did! I get the honor to teach elementary music, band, computers, tutorials, and some online courses. My mission for this year is to make every class enjoyable for all students. I am currently engaged and will be getting married in April! I am very excited for this upcoming year!
David Venable- email@example.com
5-8th Band Director
Morgan Mill Staff
Krystal Richards - Administrative Assistant
Becky Landsdown - Child Nutrition
De Shewmaker - Custodian
Richard Nachtigall - Maintenance Director, Custodian, Bus driver, CTE, 7th & 8th grade History
Jennifer Nelson - nurse
Joe Rogers - Bus driver