About Us | Faculty & Staff

The Morrison School Team

The quality and success of the Morrison School program lies in the heart of its exceptional classroom teachers, specialists, and remarkably dedicated administrative and support staff. These professionals bring expertise, experience, and above all, a passionate understanding of the challenges our students and their families face. 

Morrison School supports professional development in teaching techniques that enhance and solidify the experience of our students. Teachers at Morrison School find a unity of purpose that provides a gratifying professional experience. 

We are proud to introduce our highly motivated, committed and caring staff.

Dr. Sharon Morrison

Dr. Sharon Morrison

Sharon Morrison holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and a doctorate in education. She has held licensure in marriage, family and child counseling, psychological examining, school psychology, and instructional supervision. She founded the Morrison School in 1977 with her husband, Arthur.

Dr. Morrison has presented seminars and workshops on parenting disabled children and on instructional methods of teaching academics to students who learn differently. Through her doctoral research, she developed a method to assess effective parenting of children with learning disabilities, attention deficits, or emotional disturbance.

She has been the chief administrative director and school psychologist at Morrison School since its founding in 1977.



  • Hannah Dutton

    Hannah Dutton (Middle School Teacher)

    Ms. Dutton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-K-6 from Virginia Intermont College.  Prior to working at Morrison School Ms. Dutton worked as an SOL Resource teacher, collaborating with homeroom and special education teachers to meet educational needs of students struggling with state standardized tests. 

    Ms. Dutton loves hiking and being in the solace of nature.

    I love that Morrison School accepts students as they are, allowing each child to build upon foundational skills to fill in gaps and bring each student as far along their educational journey as possible, while working hand-in-hand with families to provide quality experiences that produce meaningful learning.


  • Julianne Miles

    Julianne Miles (High School Teacher)

    Mrs. Miles received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia and a Master's of Science in Elementary Education from Troy University.  She has been teaching for 10 years, 5 years were spent with the Department of Defense teaching in Germany and Japan and the remaining 5 were spent in the Newport News Public Schools System, until she joined Morrison School in 2014. 

    Mrs. Miles loves the intense interest each faculty member takes in the success of each and every student and the warm welcoming atmosphere.

    My favorite memory so far is watching Dr. Morrison draw deep philosophical truths from the thoughts and voices of even the most reluctant students as we discussed a challenging piece of literature.


  • Kristen Pascale

    Kristen Pascale (Instructional Aide)

    Miss Pascale attended Nortern Virginia Community College where she earned an Associates of Science in Social Sciences.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Psychology at King University.  She has previous experience as a teaching assistant, an ABA therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum and working with children with disabilities in a summer camp setting.

    Miss Pacale enjoys lacrosse, basketball, following UT sports, hiking, reading, playing video games and drawing.

    Coming in the door and giving the students a highly motivating and structured environment is extremely exciting!


  • Rebecca Phillips

    Rebecca Phillips (Program Director)

    Mrs. Phillips holds a Master of Arts degree in Special Education with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Therapist in the state of Virginia.   Mrs. Phillips is also a certified teacher in General Education Pre-K - 6 and Special Education K-12 endorsed in the areas of Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, and Intellectual Disabilities.  

    Mrs. Phillips values the supportive learning environment and personalized approach that Morrison School offers students.

    Each day at Morrison presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on a child, to unlock their potential and help them achieve personal and academic success.


  • Carla Sisk

    Carla Sisk (Elementary Teacher)

    Ms. Sisk earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Intermont College in Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-K-6 with an endorsement in Middle School Education, 6-8 English.  She has spent the last 6 years working as a paraprofessional in grades 1 and 4, before joining the staff at Morrison School in 2015.

    Ms. Sisk enjoys being outdoors, reading, spending time with her family and working with church activities.

    I love that at Morrison School students are accepted as the unique individuals they are and are encouraged to be the best they can be.


  • Matthew Suiter

    Matthew Suiter (High School Teacher)

    Mr. Suiter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Pre K-6 and Special Education General Curriculum K-12 from Virginia Intermont College.  He has been with Morrison School since 2012.

    Mr. Suiter likes that Morrison School allows each student to be taught at their own learning level as well as giving them the opportunity to learn with students at different levels which brings enriched education.

    I have fond memories of the times I have shared with our students at River's Way.


  • Jamie Collins (Elementary Teacher )

    Ms. Collins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-K-6, and a minor in Bluegrass Old Time and Country Music from East Tennessee State University.

    Prior to working at Morrison School,  Ms. Collins worked as a Pre-K assistant and a music instructor for Capos Music in Abingdon, VA and Morrell Music in Bristol, VA. Ms. Collins has had experience working as a special education assistant, collaborating with teachers to meet the needs of elementary and middle school students in reading, writing, and math.

    Ms. Collins enjoys spending time with her family, playing the bass and guitar, singing, traveling, and cooking. "I love helping others see their full potential. The Morrison School’s program promotes individuality and success!"


  • Jason Rock Graybeal (High School Teacher)

    Mr. Graybeal graduated from King University in 2015 Cum Laude withMajors in Both History and Secondary Education. He has a 25 year background in music instruction and performance. He is married with two daughters and one grandson.


  • Haley Stewart (Instructional Aide)

    Miss Stewart attended Radford University where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Recreation Parks and Tourism. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Education Degree at King University.

    She has previous experience leading Summer Programs at The Boys and Girls Club, The Blue Ridge Scout Reservation and Radford University’s Experiential Learning Program.

    Miss Stewart enjoys spending her spare time backpacking, canoeing, bike riding, shopping at local farmers markets and growing her own food. "The best part of Morrison School is being able to meet such unique young individuals and to help them bring out their strengths and talents."