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Welcome to Morley Elementary School!  It is our hope that students, families and neighbors use this website as a resource for current information pertaining to our school community.

Morley Mission: The Morley Community Believes, Achieves, and Succeeds.  

Morley Vision: To empower all Morley students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Message from Principal Stephanie Drake

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Stephanie Drake,
Morley Principal

It is an honor to serve as the principal of Morley Elementary School.  This will be my 19th year in education and 14th year working for Lincoln Public Schools and it is a pleasure to lead our students, parents, and staff.

May Morley Elementary School, located at 6800 Monterey Drive, in Lincoln, Nebraska, opened its doors in 1961 to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. An eight-member faculty comprised of seven women and one man served the children. The east Lincoln school served a neighborhood that was expected to grow quickly due to community expansion. The original architecture took into consideration this growth factor and allowed for building additions in the near future. In 2009, through a building improvement plan, Morley added six new classrooms, and an administrative wing. Additional improvements and renovations throughout the remainder of the building were also completed at that time.

Morley Elementary School was named after former teacher, principal and administrator, May Morley. Mrs. Morley served the community from 1900 to 1946 at several locations including Prescott, Park, Capital, Saratoga, and Randolph Schools. Her guidance of youth, teachers, and pupils; her thoughtfulness of others; and her sincere love of children endeared her to those who came under her influence.

At Morley, our community believes in having high expectations for academics and behavior.  We help students grow in all academic areas as we prepare them to be successful in all future endeavors by building their life skills.  We teach and positively reinforce what it looks like and sounds like to be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Our safe and orderly school environment promotes high levels of engagement for all students to be successful.  There are two guiding principles for acceptable behavior: first, it is never okay to be hurtful; and second, it is never okay to be disruptive.

I invite you to explore the Morley website to learn about past and upcoming events and to learn about our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  Morley’s PTO provides a partnership which has become an integral part of the Morley community. We invite all parents to become involved in our school and look forward to working with you.

We hope you will see why we are so proud of our students, families, and staff when you visit our website and our school.


Mrs. Stephanie Drake