Tina Morris came to education after a career as a wildlife biologist. After receiving her B.A. degree in anthropology at Oberlin College, she went on to study wildlife science and ornithology at Cornell University. For her graduate thesis, she reintroduced bald eagles to New York state. She went onto work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy for 10 years. After her fourth child was born, she became interested in a second career in education and began as a science and math tutor at Governors Academy, which led her to Pike as a math, biology and English teacher. She has served on the boards of the Essex County Greenbelt Association, the International Flora and Fauna Society, and the Rowley Conservation Commission.