Candace Morgan is delighted to join the Country Day community as a Second Grade Teacher. She has taught in independent schools for seven years, but for the last three years, she has worked as a full-time mom.
Previously, Candace taught Kindergarten and then 3rd grade in Durham, North Carolina. While there, she also briefly ran the After School Program and was the Faculty Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also has experience teaching Pre-Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th-grade students in various parts of the country, including three years at The Dalton School in New York City where she developed a passion for student-centered social and emotional learning.
Prior to becoming a teacher, Candace worked in development for nonprofits and earned a master’s degree in Modern Art Theory from Columbia University. Before she left New York, she was working toward a master’s in Elementary Education at Hunter College. Candace earned a B.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a third-degree black belt in traditional Okinawan karate and was a karate instructor for five years.
When she’s not working, Candace enjoys nature walks with her husband and two young daughters. She also enjoys traveling, reading, making art, and doing yoga.