Dr. William Morley teaches Dual Enrollment Speech at the Early College at Economedes High School and serves as the Instructional Coach/Lead Teacher for the Early College. For the last twenty years, Morley has dedicated himself to the college access and success of underrepresented students. From 2001 to 2009 Morley served as Assistant Director of Student Financial Services at UTPA where he assisted students in finding the financial means to pay for college. In Fall of 2009, Morley “saw the light” when he began teaching English and AVID at J. Economedes High School and now helps students find the educational confidence and efficacy, as well as the personal resolve to attend college. Dr. Morley was named J. Economedes Teacher of the Year and was a ECISD District Teacher of the Year finalist for the 2016-2017 school year and was recently named an HEB Excellence in Education State Semifinalist.