Sally Morrison, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education
On Faculty since 1997

Phone: (630)752-7094


Ed. D., Curriculum and Instruction, Northern IllinoisUniversity, De Kalb, IL, 1996

M. S., Education, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL, 1991

B. S., Elementary Education, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 1974

About Sally Morrison

Dr. Morrison considers teaching as a special calling, since God entrusts children to parents and special care givers such as teachers. Her commitment to knowing children in order to help each one develop his or her own gifts, talents, and interests has led her through graduate schools and through service with children, families and teachers in both public and private schools. At Wheaton she challenges and participates in their journey of meaning-making with many undergraduate elementary education students as they learn how to teach reading while learning how to reach young children. Her literacy and curriculum expertise has supported a partner school in District U-46 through a recent Sabbatical. Beyond local partnerships, Dr. Morrison and a team of mentoring students engaged in curriculum development for HIV/AIDS prevention for schools in South Africa. She truly cherishes this life-long journey.

She is traveling this journey with two sons, their spouses, two granddaughters and a wonderful, talented husband, Glenn. Dr. Morrison and her husband are also actively engaged in a large Evangelical church in the Chicago area.

Courses Taught

  • Reading in the Elementary and Middle School
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Methods Practicum
  • Middle Grade Practicum
  • Student Teaching Supervision
  • Senior Seminar

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Association of Teacher Education
  • Illinois Reading Association
  • International Community of Christian Teacher Educators
  • International Reading Association
  • National Association of Early Childhood Educators
  • Phi Delta Kappa



  • Literacy assessment and instruction
  • Moral development of teachers
  • Mentorship and supervision
  • AIDS curriculum in South Africa

With Students

  • Literacy development in the bilingual classroom
  • Teacher inquiry
  • Classroom ethos

Papers Published and/or Presented

Lederhouse, J., & Morrison, S. (May, 2016). The role of establishing and maintaining culturally responsive partnerships with public schools. Paper presented at the Biennial Symposium of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education, Palos Heights, IL.

Lederhouse, J., & Morrison, S. (April, 2015). The role of faith in establishing and maintaining culturally responsive partnerships with public schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Lederhouse, J., Egeland, P., & Morrison, S. (February, 2015). Living out a liberal arts mindset in three communities: Fostering positive partnerships with the academy, P-12 partners, and accrediting bodies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE), Atlanta, GA.

Morrison, S. E. (Autumn, 2012). Embracing the unexpected: How a drop-in visit from the director of a South African NGO led to growth opportunities for Wheaton's education professors and students. Wheaton Magazine, 15(3), 62-63.

Morrison, S. E. (May, 2012). Where the rubber meets the road: The transforming power of faith beyond traditional courses. Paper presented at the 10th biennial conference of the International Community of Christian Teacher Educators, Azusa, CA.

Morrison, S. E., & Brulle, A. (February, 2012). Never underestimate the knock at the door: Forming a global partnership to impact peer educator preparation for HIV/AIDS prevention. Paper presented at The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Morrison, S. E., & Brulle, A. (July, 2011). Lesson design, differentiation, and implementation of Reach-4-Life curriculum in cross-cultural contexts. Workshop presentations and field tests, Johannesburg, Soweto and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Morrison, S. E. & Lederhouse, J. N. (2011). A discourse of possibility: Questions that transform teachers’ practice. Critical Issues in Education, 18, 30-41.

Kuechle, J., Holzhauer, M., Lin, R., Brulle, A., & Morrison, S. (2010). Teaching Ms. Kerbin: A unique approach to student reflections and their use with preservice candidates. The Journal of Teacher Educators, 32(30), 25-39.

Lederhouse, J., Barwegen, L., & Morrison, S. (May 2010). Holistic teacher induction: Attending to the professional and spiritual needs of first year teachers. Paper presentation at the ICCTE (International Community of Christian Teacher Educators) conference “Igniting the flames of faith and learning: Preparing caring and competent teachers. LeTourneau University. Longview, TX.

Morrison, S. & Lederhouse, J. (May, 2010). A discourse of possibility; Questions that transform. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association. Denver, CO.

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