Morgan Clay Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Morgan Clay Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund serves to help George Middle School and Roosevelt High School alumni with financial resources to achieve their academic goals.
About Morgan C. Evans
A professional educator for 22 years, Mr. Evans began as a student teacher at George Middle School (GMS) in Portland, Oregon, in 1999 while attending the University of Portland. Upon graduation, he was hired as the full-time technology teacher and served in that role for one year before transitioning to language arts and social studies—his true calling.
Mr. Evans was well known for his creative approach to classroom learning. From hands-on lessons with historical significance (writing with a fountain pen, designing your family crest, removing seeds from cotton by hand) to flexible assignments that empowered students to express themselves while learning in their own way (presentations spanning Play-Doh and comic strips to PowerPoint, videos and raps), he instilled a sense of discovery in his students, helping them to find their unique voice, talents and potential no matter their personal circumstances or challenges.
In 2018, he accepted a position at Vernon Elementary School in Northeast Portland as part of the Middle Years Program focused on eighth-grade language arts and social studies and taught there until his passing on Feb. 21, 2021.
His commitment to his students continued well past their middle school years as he maintained a role as a teacher and mentor to many through their years at North Portland’s Roosevelt High School and beyond. Mr. Evans’ impact as a teacher, colleague, friend and former schoolmate is deeply felt across the North and Northeast Portland communities.