Also located at Northpark mall inside HSBS #2, 320 West Kimberly Rd. Dav, IA 52804
Laquisha Morgan was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. She had a bit of a rough childhood which helped her become the women she is today. She graduated from West High school and then went on to graduate from Kaplan University in 2003 with her Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems/Network Administration. She quickly realized she wanted to help her community by empowering the women and girls who needed it. To help the ones who didn't have enough belief in themselves to take the next step in life and the mistreated/abused! Watching her mother suffer from drug addiction and physical abuse fueled Laquisha's fire to help women and girls. In 2004, Laquisha graduated from Kaplan University with her Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Which opened up the opportunity for Laquisha to complete her internship at Lutheran Services in Iowa, December of 2004. She did such an amazing job that she was employed by LSI after her internship.
At Lutheran Services she worked with trouble girls "juvenile delinquents" as the courts call them, who were court ordered to complete the program. Some of the girls who entered the program were tough and were at times hard to communicate with but Laquisha's passion for what she was doing kept her engaged. Laquisha had finally found her passion and was doing what she set out to do until the program was closed down due to funding issues. This was heartbreaking for Laquisha as she had built bonds with many of the girls who were going through the program and she knew she would loose contact with many of them. However, to this day she still keeps in contact with a few of the girls from the program and continues to be a shoulder to lean on, an advice giver and an ear to hear for them. Laquisha continued working for Lutheran Services for a short time as a case worker but soon moved on because this was not fulfilling her vision.
Laquisha was later hired by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer at the Scott County Jail in September, 2008. Laquisha has been a Field Training Officer and has been a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team. Since starting her career at the Scott County Jail she has received training in Interpersonal Communications, Defensive Tactics, Suicide Prevention, CPR, Prison Rape Elimination Act, has become certified PREA investigator, National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and became a direct supervision instructor. Laquisha has attended the Iowa Women in Policing Conference, an official non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in law enforcement. She also served on the board for a short time at the Humility of Mary. Serving on the board for Humility of Mary was the best feeling for Laquisha as she once was a resident, as a small child living with her mother in the program. Humility of Mary back when Laquisha was younger helped single, abused women with children to get their lives back on track. Sister Mary Ann Vogel took Laquisha and her siblings under her wing and taught them a lot of things about life that she still uses to this day.
Laquisha has gone on to become the first African American Female Sergeant at the Scott County Jail. While continuing to work 12hr shifts and taking care of her family she found time recently to open her fashion and accessories boutique, named Be Embellished LLC! Be Embellished represents the royalty in women, which is why one of her signature items are Fedora hats! She calls them crowns and when one is purchased she tags it as "Crowned by Be Embellished!" Her goal is to help women not only look good on the outside but to also feel good mentally and physically. She plans to do this through fashion, mentoring and coaching. Laquisha recently received her certification to become a life coach by the IAP college! She has also started a Facebook group called, "She is me, we are her!" This group was created during the wake of covid 19 to help keep women's active, in good spirit and encouraged.