Responsibilities: User accounts, email, web filter
I am the head cook at Jefferson. I enjoy the friendly staff here and I especially enjoy all the children. I am also a bus driver. Prior to that, I was a crossing guard at Lincoln.
I married my high school sweetheart. We have a son, Thomas, and daughter Danielle.
I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, photography, and spending time with my family.
Brenda is our HR Coordinator. She handles dental, vision and health insurance as well as personnel topics ranging from new hires to retirees.
Dr. Hill, Ed.D.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Hill has served as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent over the past 30 years. He has been instrumental in leading initiatives for one to one technology, standards based grading, college credit opportunities, and teacher leadership.
1986- 1994 - Teacher, Dean of Students and Coach, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL
1994-2000- Principal, Tremont High School, Tremont, IL
2000-2003- Head of School, Clarksville Academy, Clarksville, TN
2003-2005- Principal, Olympia High School, Stanford, IL
2005-2012- Principal, University High School, Normal, Illinois
2012-2017- Superintendent, Illinois State University Laboratory Schools, Normal, IL
Dr. Hill has been married to Kelli Tillery Hill for 23 years. She serves as Vice President of Continuing Education and Advancement at Heartland Community College. They have two children. Eli, 20, is an engineering student and track and cross country athlete at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Cecily, 19, is studying in Theatre of Conservatory Arts at Webster University in St. Louis.
Formerly an Illinois State University Track and Cross Country runner, Dr. Hill enjoys running albeit at a much slower pace than in his competition days. He also enjoys reading, being outdoors and trips with his family.
Carolu is the front desk receptionist and secretary to the District Office. She oversees building rentals, substitutes, crossing guards and school volunteers.
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Dr. Smock, Ed. D.
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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Emily is the school board secretary and the superintendent’s secretary. She also is responsible for the board of education policies and administrative procedures for the school district.
Dr. Teater, Ed. D.
Dr. Teater graduated from Bradley University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, with an emphasis in secondary education. After graduating, he began teaching math, chemistry and physics at Woodruff high school in Peoria, IL. He also coached football and ran an afterschool remediation program for math.
In 1994, Dr. Teater began teaching physics at Morton High School, where he taught for nine years. During that time he coached football, softball, WYSE and served as the junior class sponsor and Science Department chair. He also earned his Master of Science in Educational Administration from Illinois State University in 1997.
His first administrative position was at Morton High school as an assistant principal in 2003. While serving as the assistant principal, he earned his Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University in 2004. In 2006, he moved to the central office at Morton and is currently serving as the Director of Curriculum and Technology.
Dr. Teater has been married to his wife, Linda, for over 20 years and they have lived in Morton for most of that time. Their three children, Lillian, Elaina and Clinton, all attend the Morton schools.
Amy Zimmerman is the Accounts Payable Clerk. She assists with accounts payable, managing the free and reduced lunch program, managing certificates of insurance, managing elementary activity accounts, district credit cards, and reimbursements. Contact Amy regarding any of these functions.