MORGAN A BELVEAL

E-mail: morgan@morgan-belveal.me

Phone: 406.861.8543

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In everything that I do, I challenge the motivations of the status quo. I believe in using a global, modern, and interdisciplinary approach to design the education system of the 21st century. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Heavy attention to detail

  • Group Facilitation Skills

  • Highly innovative problem solving methods

  • Well-developed organizational skills

EDUCATION

Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA

BA Children's Studies/Sociology Minor/Psychology Minor

May 2016

 

The importance of a modern and holistic approach is what directed me to the interdisciplinary Children’s Studies program at Eastern Washington University. Over the past four years, I have focused my studies on better understanding the ways different characteristics intersect in the classroom. For example, in order to challenge the belief that ADHD is a single faced learning disability I studied the ways socioeconomic status and ADHD impact one another and the ways ADHD influence a student’s chances of success in the classroom. 

 

Awards and Recognitions

  • Dean's Honored Student Award: awarded by the College of Social Sciences on the bases of academic excellence and leadership. 

  • Frances B Huston Award: Awarded by the College of Social Sciences to graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities at Eastern and/or in the community.

  • Outstanding Graudating Senior: Given to three academically outstanding seniors in the Children's Studies program

 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

M.S.Ed. International Educational Development and Interdisciplinary studies in Human Development 

May 2018

 

Education systems work to educate the whole child. Article 29 of The UNCRC describes a child's full educational potential to include their talents, personality, and physical and mental ability. If we hope to improve education, we must understand the whole child. My time at University of Pennsylvania has been focused on understanding the intersection between culture and human development.  

 

Coursework

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Education in Developing Countries

  • Basic Education in Developing Countries

  • Cognitive Development

  • Human Development

  • Poverty and Child Development

  • Youth Cultural Formations

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Programs in International Educational Development

  • Policy Planning in International Education

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Program Specialist

The Asia Foundation

 

2018 - Present

 

Lead the development of a multi country initiative to publish and translate children’s books in local languages while promoting the importance of reading. Strategically refocus the vision, brand, and messaging of the program while managing domestic communiation channels. Develop innovative strategies to engage children’s voices in planning, implementing, and measuring the program. Lead diverse teams across Asia to significanltly grow the program while increasing and diversifying the program funding portfolio.

Educational Content Intern

Sesame Workshop India

 

2017

 

As an intern with the content team at Sesame Workshop India, I supported a variety of programs and projects. I designed a 280 page manual for educators, wrote and designed a 10-year report of the television show Galli Galli Sim Sim, and provided research briefs on gender, technology, and resilience. In addition, I participated in creative content meetings and gave presentations on technology in educational development and adventure play. 

 

Director of Development and Engagement

Odyssey Youth Movement

 

2015 - 2016

 

In this role at Odyssey, I was tasked with researching, designing and implementing a three-year development and engagement plan. The plan focuses on increasing the sustainability of the organization through strategies in four development categories: philanthropic culture, individual donors, donor engagement, and grants and corporate giving.

 

Community Youth Programs Director

Odyssey Youth Movement

 

2014 - 2015

 

As the Community Youth Programs Director at Odyssey, I was responsible for using research methods to cultivate a stronger understanding of the way teens experience their schools.  With this knowledge, I lead a team of youth to develop support mechanisms for the underlying contributors that inhibit on-time graduation.

 

Program Director

Camp Fire Inland Northwest

 

2014

 

As the Program Director for Camp Fire Inland Northwest, my primary responsibility was the development and oversight of sustainable out of school time programs. In addition, I served as the program quality lead and oversaw program quality improvement cycles with our two summer camps.

 

Other Accomplishments

  • Developed an after-school program that targets at risk 4th, 5th and 6th graders

  • Successfully mapped resources and target populations in our 18 county jurisdiction

 

Communications Assistant

Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation

 

2013 - 2014 

 

As the communications assistant at the Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation, I worked to understand the importance of international education.  My responsibilities included fundraising, social media management, and scholarship review all from a vantage of international education and its impact on students.

 

Assistant HIV Prevention Coordinator

Spokane AIDS Network

 

2011 - 2013

 

As the Assistant HIV Prevention Coordinator at the Spokane AIDS Network, one of my primary focuses was the coordination and facilitation of a CDC funded multilevel HIV prevention intervention known as INMx. Key elements of this program include leadership, empowerment, and community outreach.

 

Other Accomplishments

  • Grew a 5-year-old, multi-level, goal driven intervention by 250% in 18 months

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Radio Programmer

KYRS Thin Air Community Radio

 

July 2014 - April 2016

 

As a volunteer Radio Programmer with KYRS, I hosted a weekly radio show. 

 

Vice President of the Board of Directors

North Idaho AIDS Coalition

 

May 2014 - January 2016

 

I assisted in the leadership of the board to work towards our mission of eradicating the effects of HIV/AIDS in the communities of Northern Idaho. 

REFERENCES

DOROTHY MUNSON, Ph.D

Associate Professor,

Eastern Washington University

Psychology

509.359.4366

Dmunson2@ewu.edu

 

TREVOR LIEBING

LMHCA, NCC, CDP, CMHS 

Lecturer,

Eastern Washington University

329 Patterson Hall

Cheney, WA 99004 509.990.4574 tliebing82@ewu.edu 

SASHWATI BANERJEE

Managing Director

Sesame Workshop India

+91 11 26323824 

Sashwati.Banerjee@sesame.org

​“Throughout the time that I have known and have worked with Mr. Belveal, I have been utterly impressed with his intelligence, his work ethic, and his creativity. Moreover, his commitment to and his passion for issues around policy and social justice for marginalized members of the education system are unparalleled."

Trevor Liebing, LMHCA, NCC, CDP, CMHS

© 2016 by Morgan Belveal. 

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