1986-1998

Morgan teaches, makes NASA presentations, starts family

McCall ElementaryAfter the Challenger disaster, Morgan returned home and taught second, third, and fourth grades at McCall Elementary School in McCall, a resort town in the mountains of central Idaho.

In addition to her day job as a school teacher, Morgan worked with the NASA Education office. Her duties as Teacher in Space Designee included public speaking, educational consulting, curriculum design, and serving on the National Science Foundation's Federal Task Force for Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

Also during this period, Morgan and her husband Clay, a writer (among other things), had two sons, Adam and Ryan.