Mr. Morrissey grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, loving numbers, caddying at the local golf course, and mowing lawns. After high school, he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University then later went to M.I.T. for an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After working as a Software Engineer, an Environmental Consultant and a Hazardous Waste Specialist, he decided to take on the down-to-earth challenges of organic farming as he started Coyote Creek Farm, a small diversified community farm just south of Olympia. During this time, the search for quality education for his three sons led him to Olympia Waldorf School. He taught gardening and math before becoming a class teacher in 2005. He completed his Waldorf Teacher Training in June 2007 through Sound Circle Center in Seattle. He graduated a class in 2010, served as the school's first Dean of Education for four years, and is now back in the classroom full time, leading another wonderful group of students through the grades.