I had two Morries.
I had an American Literature teacher in high school by the name of Mae Tabor. She taught me an appreciation of reading and English grammar. I have been told that I have above average writing and speaking ability and I owe it to this woman. She was strict and scored my essays with scrutiny with regard to spelling and proper grammar. She also taught me to appreciate the American authors because we not only had to write critical reviews of their works but we were required to know their biographies.
My second Morrie was a communications professor from college. His name was Robert Bookwalter. He taught me how to effectively speak and listen, both of which are crucial to good communication skills. He, too, was strict with both, written and oral, communications projects.