Anne Sourbeer Morris

Author, Educator, Consultant

About Me

Dr. Anne Sourbeer Morris AKA Dr. Anne of Clemmons is the author of the newly released book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce. About the book, Dr. Anne asks, “Do we really know the women—our colleagues, our friends, our relatives—we encounter on a daily basis? Do we know their history? Do we know their hearts? Do we make assumptions based upon our own experiences and beliefs? Or, do we simply co-exist and move through our own busy lives without knowing the richness of their stories and the lessons that they may teach us?” These were some of the questions that drew her to create Unexpected Pathways—a journey that has been ten years in the making and one that has certainly been unexpected.

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is available on and at:

Unexpected Pathways presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, and backgrounds. The stories reflect the stories of many women, expressing the intimate connection between one’s career pathway and life journey. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of determination and perseverance - courage and resilience. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of greatness and fragility - survival and victory! And in the context of the career-life journey, Unexpected Pathways shares stories of healing and love. The stories and the inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

About the multi-generational nature of Unexpected Pathways, author Dr. Anne writes, “True wisdom is ageless. True idealism is ageless. Idealism must not be ‘assigned’ to the young or wisdom to the old. As we create our career/life journey we must embody both idealism and wisdom. We must maintain the enthusiasm and passion of the young while embodying the conviction and perseverance of those who have paved the way for us.”

A Morris Consulting,offers educational and business consultation and coaching to educational and corporate individuals and entities. The firm specializes in the career and educational development of student and adult populations, making connections between education and industry – workforce and economic development. Educational and workforce equity and inclusion lie at the heart of our work. The firm was moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in August 2010.

In 2005, I retired from the Great Valley School District, Malvern, PA as Transition Coordinator. I also served the district as Director of Counseling. Throughout my 35 year career in public education, I worked in rural, urban, and suburban school districts. Upon retirment I opened a consulting business - A. Morris Consulting, LLC. Among our clients are school and corporate entities in cluding the Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA and Salem College, NC.

My primary volunteerism over the past 30 years has been with the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association. I have served in myriad capacities including president. In 1990, I was named the Secondary School Counselor of the Year. I concluded my volunteer service with PSCA as a member of the Advisory Board and editor of The Pennsylvania School Counselor, in June 2010. I was awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership/Achievement in PSCA, February 2011.

Always active in my community, I served as chairperson of the Chester County Council for the Workforce of Tomorrow, a committee of the Workforce Investment Board, appointed by the County Commissioners. My service concluded in July 2010 when I moved to North Carolina. I became a member of the Board of Directors of the Queens Foundation, Greensboro, NC and served as the first president of the NAPW Winston-Salem Local Chapter, concluding service in February 2014. I also served on the Advisory Council of the Guidance and Career Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education and the Educational Advisory Committee for the National Association for Partnerships in Equity.

Currently, I am working as an adjunct professor at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. I co-designed and developed the scope, sequence, and curriculum for Salem's M.ED. in School Counseling Program. I am also a part-time Testing Coordinator with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District.

My interests span arts and athletics. I enjoy writing, gardening, and golf.

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