Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Arnold Morrison
Arnold Morrison was born, raised and educated in southern California and graduated from Chapman University of Orange in 1978. In 1979, Mr. Morrison came to Delano and began teaching in the Delano Union Elementary School District. He received his masters degree in music and secondary education from Cal State Bakersfield in 1981. Mr. Morrison continues to teach instrumental music at several elementary schools in Delano as this is his passion and his vocation.
In the community, he has been a three time president of the Kiwanis Club of Delano and has been advisor or co-advisor to Key Club and Builders Club. He has received the PTA’s Outstanding Teacher award in 1985, the Mayor’s award in 1992, has been faculty advisor for Delano Music Memorial since 1989 and is currently a member of the CSUB Community Concert Band. He was honored as Teacher of the Year by Albany Park School in 1997 and was named Educator of the Year by the Delano Youth Foundation in 1999. In 2001, he was selected as Grand Marshal of Delano’s Philippine Weekend, held annually on the last weekend of July.
Arnold has been involved in Junior Miss since 1995 when Delano’s Junior Miss program was produced by his wife Suzanne. In addition, his daughter Nicole was Delano’s Junior Miss of 1996.
In 2004, he was elected to the Delano Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees. He is currently the Board President and is proud of the District's accomplishments, including the naming of Delano High School as one of the nation's best schools by U.S. News and World Report.
When not at home, “Arny” is a familiar sight on the streets of Delano in his little electric car on his way to a performance, to school, or to another one of his many volunteer activities.