Pierce Middle School Social Studies Teacher Lauren Morando was recently named the Inspiring Teacher of the Year for the Merrillville Community Schools.
From her nomination letter, "Ms. Morando has innovating, creative lessons that engage her students in the curriculum and fosters their learning. She understands the interests of her students and integrates them into her lessons. Students are able to “see themselves” in her lessons and they become excited to learn and participate in her active, hands-on instruction....Ms. Morando also differentiates her lessons to meet the individual needs of students. She understands that she has a diverse student population and every student learns in their own unique way.