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Community School Team


The Morris School District Community School has been providing lifelong learning opportunities to the greater Morristown area for more than 50 years.

We offer programs for children including the Sunrise and Sunset child care programs, Summer Plus, Summer Music Academy, and more.

The Community School provids exceptional learning opportunities for adults that range from the Great Horizons Lecture Series to language, computer and technology, career and personal development, and creative classes.


Jennifer Adkins, Community School Director  X: 8313

Jen has been with the Community School for seven years, coordinating all aspects of programming.  She previously worked for the Hanover Township Board Of Education, and prior to that had a long career in retail, running a marketing company and owning a gourmet chocolate shop! She loves that her career has taken her full circle from her beginnings as a teacher to her present position.  Currently a student at Drew University, she hopes to complete her Doctor of Letters in May 2023.

Shari Burroughs, Community School Secretary X: 8311

Shari Burroughs is a lifelong resident of Morristown and has been the secretary for the Community School for the past 10 years. Before joining the Morris School District team, she served as a Team Leader at Verizon for over 28 years. As part of her service with the Junior Matrons of Morristown, an organization that gives scholarships to African American high school seniors, Shari received a Community Service award from the Morris County Prosecutor's office. She is a devoted member of the Calvary Baptist Church and is active in the Christian Courtesy Committee. She has 2 children and 5 granddaughters, that are her pride and joy.

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Melissa Johnson Community School Secretary ~Adult School Facilitator X-8315

Melissa Johnson is a resident of Morris Township and has worked for the Morris School District for 17 years. Melissa attended MSD schools while growing up in Morristown and continues to give back to the Morristown/Morris Township community through her volunteer work.  She currently is Co-President of President's Council working & volunteering with the district's HSA Presidents at each school. She also is a current member of the Morris Township Hillside Hose Fire Department Woman’s Auxiliary. Melissa has 4 amazing children, one that graduated from Morristown High School in 2016 and three children that currently attend MSD schools. 

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