MORROW, DENNIS Dec. 6, 1951 to Aug. 12, 2011
Denny went to be with the Lord while on vacation in Hawaii with family. He was an amazing son, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, and coach. He touched the lives of everyone he knew through his kindness and generosity.
Denny was the type of teacher who knew the value of building relationships with his students, and it is what his students and families remember. When he taught at Marshall Middle School, he taught PE, ASB, and became the technology teacher. He would send notes and make phone calls just because. He knew every student on campus by name, and made a point of creating a positive community every where he went. He had a mini-refrigerator in his room, always full of sodas for the kids who volunteered before and after school on a variety of projects both for the school and community. Denny would care enough about his students that although some went on to different high schools, he kept track of his students and their accomplishments. He would write notes, or call just to check on him. It was who he was. After middle school, Denny took on a new challenge and became the athletic director at Scripps Ranch High School. The key to Denny’s success with students was his ability to build relationships. Denny was able to see the positive in all his kids and truly nurtured their strengths. He graded not on athletic ability, but on the ability to be a part of team. He modeled that positive attitude and work ethic every day in his own life, and that is what rang true for all his students.