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MES Teacher Spotlights

Apr 24, 2023 01:03PM ● By Verlene Johnson

Christine Tyrell grew up in Morgan and Layton, Utah. After graduating from Morgan High School, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Early Childhood Education. In Tyrrell’s 40 years of teaching, she has taught Kindergarten in the Weber School District where she was hired mid-year, and first and second grade in Davis County. Four years after starting her teaching career, she applied for a teaching job at Morgan Elementary School. Knowing that jobs were hard to get in Morgan County she was thrilled to be hired as a first-grade teacher. She is now in her 36th year of teaching first grade at MES. “I loved my elementary teachers and going to school,” Tyrrell recalls. “I guess they were such great examples that I wanted to follow in their footsteps.”

Tyrrell said she loves teaching first graders. “They are so curious and excited about life! They love and laugh and work harder than anyone I know.” She loves watching those "ah ha” moments when they learn something new. “Once you teach someone, they have a piece of your heart forever.  I love running into my grownup first-graders and seeing where life has taken them.” She enjoys telling students, "I taught your mom or dad". She says she might retire when she starts saying "I taught your grandma/grandpa."

Tyrrell met her husband Steve on a blind date. They have been married for 40 years. Together they have four children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, Tyrrell said she enjoys gardening, yoga, hiking, and going to plays. She loves being a mom, grandma, and aunt because she feels kids really are the best kind of people to hang out with. λ

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