The Citizen catches up with some of Morgan County's newest on the first day of school
At 3 a.m. on Monday night, second grade Morgan County Primary School teacher Stacy Chapman will most likely be awake. And if she is asleep, chances are her subconscious mind will be worrying about the first day of school as well. She will be once again having a recurring dream about running late to school and walking into a classroom of angry and disappointed parents and students. She’s been having this dream all summer long.
“I probably won’t sleep tonight,” she said in an interview on Monday afternoon.
She is nervous, but excited about her first day teaching.
“If I can get them here and get them home on the first day, I’ll be okay,” she said.
Chapman estimates that she has spent over $336 buying curtains, furniture and other items to outfit her classroom. She has also spent countless hours constructing curtains, painting furniture, and organizing and storing toys and art supplies in her primarily primary-colored room. Her efforts have paid off because her room verges on sensory overload because it is so thoroughly decorated.
Chapman is a graduate of Morgan County schools herself and she feels proud to represent minorities as a teacher in the county.