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Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


51 Fulton Street, Room 138



(845) 575-3000 ext. 2974

Dr. Kari Morrison

Coordinator of Clinical Teacher Preparation


Dr. Kari Morrison joined Marist College as the Coordinator of Clinical Teacher Preparation in 2013. She has a wealth of teaching experience in grades K through 6 in various schools throughout the United States. As a curriculum coordinator at an international preschool in Tokyo, Dr. Morrison mentored novice teachers which led her to pursue a doctorate degree in teacher leadership from Walden University in Minnesota. Her dissertation focused on parent participation in assisting their children with early literacy skills at home. Dr. Morrison created an early literacy program for preschoolers assisting parents and teachers to help children learn early literacy skills. She completed her Master of Science degree in teacher leadership from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Morrison completed her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with emphasis on special education and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is delighted to be a part of the Marist Education Department in preparing teacher candidates to become effective teachers.


Ed.D, Teacher Leadership: Research- Early Literacy, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
MS, Teacher Leadership, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
BS, Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, WI, Specialization: Special Education and Psychology


New York State Teacher Certification, Grades PreK-6 (Permanent)
Connecticut State Teacher Certification, Grades K-6 (1994-2010)
Minnesota State Teacher Certification, Grades 1-6 (1996-2001)
Wisconsin State Teacher Certification, Grades K-9 Special Education and Psychology (1987-1992)
NYSED Autism Certification, Dutchess County BOCES