by Ben Lang, staff writer

SEPTEMBER 2022 — Morgan Brunner is the 11th grade College, Career, and Civics teacher at Bio-Med Science Academy. She has been at Bio-Med since fall of 2019.

Before joining the Bio-Med community, Brunner led a diverse life. She attended a few colleges, lived across the country, and worked in multiple fields, on top of other experiences.

Brunner visited Biltmore, the largest privately owned house in the U.S., in Ashville, NC. Photo provided by Brunner.

Brunner attended The University of Akron for History and also has a minor in Archeology.  She later went to Bowling Green State University for a degree in Curriculum and Teaching.

After Brunner graduated in her 20s with her bachelor’s degree, she lived in Lexington, KY in 2009 and also lived in Baton Rouge, LA in 2010.

Prior to teaching, Brunner has pursued a broad range of occupations. She worked in hospitality management from 2003-2007.

When asked about her experiences, she said, “I pretty much worked every job in the restaurant.”

She also held a job as a museum educator at the Canton Museum of Art. While there, she mainly taught elementary school children. She said she worked with STEAM art, which is the integration of art into the traditional STEM format.

She was also a substitute teacher at GlenOak High School, where her main duties focused on teaching Honors Government as well as Anatomy and Physiology. She was at GlenOak for three years before joining Bio-Med.

Pictured above is Brunner at Morgan Hall on Harvard’s Campus. Photo provided by Brunner.

Brunner admitted, “As cheesy as it sounds, my favorite thing about Bio-Med is the people. My co-workers, the students, the parents… it’s a really wonderful culture to be a part of.”

Brunner says that joining the Bio-Med community has made her a more empathetic and understanding person.

She commented that, if she had the choice, she would also like to teach psychology and sociology. 

As someone who is no stranger to hobbies, Brunner said, “I really enjoy art, looking at it, creating it, the whole shabazz!”

She has other hobbies too, such as reading fantasy novels, watching action movies, traveling to weird historical places, and trying out international cuisine. She particularly enjoys Indian and German food.

“German food is my jam!” she said.

In the future, Brunner wants to go back to school and get her administrative license, so she can become an athletic director.

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