District Directory


Mr. Becker

Physical Education
Morton Academy
Lincoln Elementary
Subjects: Physical Education/Health, Elementary Teacher

Mr. B. began teaching in Morton during the 1993-94 school year. Prior to coming to Morton he taught one year in East Aurora. He is the Morton's head girl's basketball coach, having started in 1998.  He is married to Evelyn and they have three energetic kids, Bobby, Josi, and Maddy.

Mr. Becker's Mission
Mr. Becker wants all children to enjoy physical education.  Each day he tries to plan activities that are fun and promote action.  His goal is to have all of his students moving and having a great time.  If each child leaves his class feeling good about themselves and having pink cheeks and sweaty foreheads, his lesson has been successful.

Ms. Bunting

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Lincoln Elementary
Morton Academy
Subject: Occupational Therapy

Ms. Buzzell

School Psychologist
Morton High
Morton Academy
Subjects: School Psychologist, Special Education

Ms. Donley

Instructional Aide
Morton Academy
Subject: Aide

Ms. Howard

Teacher
Morton Academy
Subject: Special Education

Ms. Miller

Administrative Assistant - Morton Academy/ECE/MTSS
Morton 709 District
Morton Academy
Subjects: Administrative Assistant-SPED, Special Education

Ms. Moore

Special Education Teacher
Morton Academy
Subject: Special Education

Ms. Naab

Instructional Aide
Morton Academy
Subject: Aide

Ms. Nelson

Teacher
Morton Academy
Subject: Special Education

As an Alumni of the Morton School District, it is my pleasure to be back in the district as an educator. My experiences have been varied. (Special Education K-2 in East Peoria, Il and Scottsdale, AZ. General education 3rd grade in Phoenix, AZ and 5th grade in Morton, IL., 4 years at Morton Academy). Currently, now in my 24th year of teaching, I enjoy working in ECE at Grundy.

Mission Statement
It is my mission to teach in such a way that the each student can change knowledge into understanding through high yet reachable goals. I hope to do this through an engaging, friendly, and safe environment. I like a quote from Ben Franklin which roughly states, “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out for that is when you really learn.”

Ms. Rickenberg

Assistant Director- Student Support Services/Principal
Morton 709 District
Morton Academy
Subjects: Assistant Director- Student Support Services, Principal

Ms. Risner

Music Choir
Lettie Brown
Morton Academy
Subjects: Music, Choir

Ms. Robinson

Speech Language Pathologist
Lincoln Elementary
Morton Academy
Subjects: Special Education, Speech Language Pathologist

Mrs. Robinson began her career as a speech-language pathologist in 2000.  She earned her master's degree from Illinois State University.  She has 2 children, Skyler and Heleyna.  They live in Morton.  Ms. Robinson enjoys going to movies, music and theater, and spending time with her family.
 
Mission for the Class
Ms. Robinson strives to create an enjoyable environment in which students with various speech and language delays can improve their communication skills.

Ms. Slocum

Special Education Instructional Aide
Morton Academy
Subjects: Aide, Special Education

Mr. Thompson

Social Worker
Morton 709 District
Morton Junior High
Morton Academy
Subject: Social Work

Shelby Zbinden

Aide
Morton Academy