My name is Troy Morris. I am a 6th grade, 8th grade, and high school mentor.
I love the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I love the way the many
characters are developed throughout the book. It’s a really powerful story, especially
for the time it was originally published.
The Goonies/Home Alone
I could watch The Devil Wears Prada all day...
Black (Second Favorite: Blue)
Pizza, Chicken, Burgers
Where did you go to college?
Columbia College Chicago (Undergrad) &
Valparaiso University (Grad)
How long have you been in the field of education?
I have worked in education for 9 years.
Do you have a role model? If so, who?
My role model is my father. He’s my blueprint, he is the greatest, most impressive
man I have ever met.
What are your favorite activities outside of school?
I love to play video games and socialize with some of my best friends.
Why is being a mentor important to you?
I was blessed enough to have strong mentors and leaders in my life. Growing up, I
became more and more aware of how that benefited me in life. I want to continue to
play a role in the building up of positive productive citizens. I feel that mentorship is a
great way to do that.
What are the favorite things you have experiences as a TOEF mentor?
Some of my favorite experiences as a mentor include a lot of memories. I enjoy
staying with the mentees from year to year, watching them grow in maturity. I
appreciate the vulnerable moments shared over the years. I also enjoyed seeing
them experience new things on field trips. It is fun as an adult to see joy and
curiosity through the kids.
How has being a mentor changed your life?
Being a mentor and teacher contributes to giving me a sense of purpose. I feel
fortunate that I have found a path that not only gives back, but I also sincerely enjoy.
In learning about children I have also learned more about people. I believe that
education and mentorship have provided me with skills that extend beyond the
classroom, beyond mentorship.
Is there anything else you’d like to say about yourself?
Being a Towers mentor gives me the opportunity to really engage with scholars on a
more personal level. It is a great opportunity for us as mentors to learn about the
kids, and for them to learn about us.