Bridget Morton serves as the Assistant Director of Teaching with Primary Sources in the Education Department. Mrs. Morton began her career in 2007 as a high school English teacher in Buncombe County Schools where she remained for ten years before joining the Mars Hill University Education Department. As a high school English teacher, Mrs. Morton’s classroom instruction was focused on critical thinking, close reading of complex texts, project-based learning, intense writing instruction and collaboration. She also served as Department Chair, Balanced Literacy Team Co-Chair, and Lead Teacher on Buncombe County Schools ELA team. Through these positions Mrs. Morton led professional development focused on Outcomes-Based Assessment, Writing Instruction, and Designing ELA Professional Learning Communities. Since joining the Teaching with Primary Sources program at MHU, Mrs. Morton has led teachers to regional conferences, collaborated with local PLCS, designed online courses, and continued the monthly newsletter.