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Morton CUSD 709 is pleased to be the recipient of federal funding through Title I and Title II programming. Title 1 funding is used to support reading and enhance math instruction. Title 1 funds pay for supplemental  staff members, materials, supplies and equipment. The Title 1 plans are in place at Grundy for targeted students and schoolwide at Jefferson. Title II funding this year (14-15) is used to support an overflow classroom teacher at Lincoln Elementary (this funding can vary from year to year depending upon need and enrollment.) Further questions can be directed to Superintendent Lindsey Hall.


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Assistant Superintendent
Craig Smock, Ed.D.


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Dr. Smock graduated from Illinois State University in 1990 with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.  He taught math and coached tennis at Ottawa Township High School for eight years.  While there, he obtained a Master's Degree and Certification in Educational Administration from ISU in 1996.

His first administrative position, in 1998, was as principal of Bradford High School, a small, rural school of around 65 students.  After serving two years in that district, he became principal of Peoria Heights High School, a school of about 250 students, in the year 2000.  At that time, he and his family moved to the community of Morton, where they now reside.

In 2005, after a five-year tenure at Peoria Heights, Dr. Smock earned his Educational Specialist Degree (Ed. S), or Superintendent's Certification, from ISU and was hired as principal of Pekin Community High School, a school of over 2,200 students.   After two years in that role, he was hired as Assistant Superintendent of Morton School District in the spring of 2007.  He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed. D) from Western Illinois University in 2014.

Dr. Smock and his wife, Peggy, are both graduates of Tremont High School.  They are blessed with three children – Cassie, Ryan, and Kayla – all who have attended Morton Schools.  The Smocks are very thankful for the outstanding school system and for the wonderful community in which they live.




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Dr. Craig Smock, Assistant Superintendent


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