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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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."