District Directory


Ms. Adolphson

Associate Principal and Dean (M-Z)
Morton High
Subject: Administrator

Mrs. Jamie Adolphson is the Assistant Principal and Dean of students whose last names begin with M-Z. She earned her undergraduate degree from Bradley University and her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saint Xavier University. Jamie previously taught for Pekin District 108 as an emotional/behavioral classroom teacher before joining the Pekin High School Staff teaching Special Education Science. The last three years Jamie spent as a Dean of Students at Pekin High School. Jamie is married to her husband Cory, and they have a daughter Kylie and son Bradley.

Ms Ball

Cafeteria
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Cafeteria

Ms. Bally

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Barker

Maintenance
Morton High
Subject: Maintenance

Ms. Batsell

MPTV Camera Operator
Morton High
Subject: MPTV

Ms. Beard

Project Lead the Way Teacher
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Technology Education

Mr. Belcke

MPTV Camera Operator
Morton High
Subject: MPTV

Ms. Berger

Music Choir
Jefferson Elementary
Morton High
Subjects: Music, Choir

All students come to explore, perform, and enjoy the world of music. Students learn basic music theory, demonstrate their knowledge by playing many kinds of instruments, and perform their talents through a concert format. We strive to have all of our students feel successful in developing not only musical skills but also a lifelong appreciation of music.

Ms. Berger

2nd Shift Custodian
Morton High
Subject: Custodial Staff

Ms. Beyer

Social Studies
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies

Ms. Block

Special Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Ms Bohling

MPTV Camera Operator
Morton High
Subject: MPTV

Katie Bolkema

MHS Principal Secretary
Morton High
Subject: Secretary

Mr. Bradford

Mathematics
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Mr. Brilley

Physical Education/Health
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Physical Education/Health

Mr. Bushman

Counselor
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Counselor

Ms. Christianson

Building Technologist
Morton High
Subjects: Building Technologist, MPTV

Ms Corey

SPED Aide
Morton High
Subject: Aide

Ms DeHart

Aide - SPED
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Aide

Mr. DeLong

Social Studies
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies

Mr. Deters

Sociology
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies

Mr. Dunehew

Lead Maintenance
Morton High
Subject: Maintenance

Ms. Durand

Mathematics Department Head
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Ms. Eckart

Special Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Ms. Eddleman

English Language Arts Department Head
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Epkins

Maintenance
Morton High
Subject: Maintenance

Mr. Feleccia

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Fiedler

Special Education Aide
Morton High
Subjects: Aide, Special Education

Mr. Finney

Physical Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Physical Education/Health

Ms. Fonner

Cafeteria
Morton High
Subject: Cafeteria

Ms. Fort

Instructional Aide
Morton High
Subject: Aide

Ms. Fountain

Student Support Services Secondary Special Education Coordinator
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Mr. Franks

Social Studies
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies

Ms. Frey

Athletic Department Secretary
Morton High
Subject: Clerical Staff

Ms. Friend

Secretary to the Deans
Morton High
Subject: Clerical Staff

Ms. Fritts

Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Ms. Gardner

Family & Consumer Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Family and Consumer Science

Ms Garner

Aide
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Aide

Mr. Garner

Technology and Engineering Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Technology Education

Mr. Getz

Orchestra Director
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subjects: Music, Orchestra

Mr. Ginzel

Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Ms Gordon

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Grant

Counselor
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Counselor

Mr. Gray

Director of Bands
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subjects: Band, Music

Ms. Gschwend

Special Education Aide
Morton High
Subjects: Aide, Special Education

Mr Hatter

Band
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Band

Ms. Heitz

Speech Language Pathologist
Morton 709 District
Morton High
Morton Junior High
Subject: Speech Language Pathologist

Mr. Henderson

Driver's Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Driver's Education

Ms. Henderson

MPTV Camera Operator
Morton High
Subject: MPTV

Mr. Herrmann

MHS Assistant Principal / Dean of Students A-L
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Administrator

Ms. Hess

Attendance Secretary
Morton High
Subject: Clerical Staff

Ms. Holmgren

Science Department Head
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Mr. Hornsby

Social Studies Department Head
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies

Ms. Hornsby

Counseling Secretary
Morton High
Subject: Clerical Staff

Ms. Hoskins

Social Studies
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Social Studies

Mr. Hurst

Physical Education/Health Department Head
Morton High
Subject: Physical Education/Health

Mr. Ingwersen

Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Mr. Jacob

Custodian
Morton High
Subject: Custodial Staff

Ms. James

MHS Nurse
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Health Office Staff

Ms. Janes

MPTV Coordinator
Morton High
Subject: MPTV

Ms. Johnson

French Teacher
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Modern Language

Mr. Jones

Athletic Director
Morton High
Subject: Administrator

Scott Jones is the Athletic Director. He is a native of Berwyn, IL where he attended Morton West High School and Hinsdale South High School. He holds degrees from Western Illinois University and the American College of Education. Scott taught instrumental music for 19 years and during that time has coached Football, Baseball and Softball. He was awarded the ICA Softball Coach of the Year in 2007 & 2009, and was also awarded the Illinois Principal’s Association (CIV) Assistant Principal of the Year in 2014 while working for Dunlap High School. During his free time Scott enjoys playing Golf, Softball, and traveling with his wife Jeanie, who teaches 3rd Grade for the Brimfield Schools. Scott and Jeanie have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.

Ms. Kelly

Family and Consumer Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Family and Consumer Science

Ms. Kerby

Physical Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Physical Education/Health

Ms. Kienitz

Counselor (K-N)
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Counselor

Mrs. Christina Kienitz grew up in Lubbock, Texas and Michigan City, Indiana. She attended Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education. During thirteen years as a Social Studies teacher at Pekin Community High School, Mrs. Kienitz also completed a Master of Science at ISU in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Science in School Counseling at Bradley. Mrs. Kienitz was a school counselor at PCHS for two years before becoming a school counselor at MHS in 2016. Mrs. Kienitz is thrilled to be a part of the greater Morton Community and to collaboratively serve the students and families of MHS!

Mr. King

Special Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Ms. King

Counselor
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Counselor

Mr. Klinkner

Social Worker
Morton High
Subjects: Social Work, Special Education

Ms. Knapp

Mathematics Interventionist
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Ms. Kolls

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Ms. Lane

Custodian
Morton High
Subject: Custodial Staff

Ms. Lienhop

Family & Consumer Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Family and Consumer Science

Mr. Lindley

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Ms. Love

French
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Modern Language

Ms. Lucas

Mathematics
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Mr. Mahannah

Modern Language Department Head
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Modern Language

Ms Malik

Library Aide
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Library

Ms. Malin

MHS Biology
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Ms. Maran

Special Education Aide
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Ms. McClure

Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Mr. McFarland

Industrial Technology
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Technology Education

Ms. McKimmey

Aide
Morton High
Subject: Aide

Ms. Monferdini

Mathematics
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Ms. Moss

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Myers

Business Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Business Education

Mr Neisen

Business Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Business Education

Ms. Osmers

Cafeteria
Morton High
Subject: Cafeteria

Ms Parungao

MHS Receptionist
Morton High
Subject: Clerical Staff

Ms. Plevka

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Ms. Powers

Special Education
Morton High
Subject: Special Education

Mr. Prichard

Assistant Principal and Dean (M-Z)
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Administrator

P.E. is a fun and exciting time of the day for students. They enjoy being active from the minute they walk through the gym doors. Students are engaged in various types of physical activity that elevates their heart rate. They begin to see the importance of fitness and physical activity in daily life. Depending on the grade level of the students, they may participate in gymnastics, basketball, softball, dance, Frisbee Golf, jump rope, volleyball, roller-skating and a host of other fun cooperative activities. Some additional activities include: soccer, juggling, basketball, volleyball, square and line dance, bowling, jump rope skills, hockey, 2 & 4 square, softball and work on fitness components and testing.

P.E is also a great place for students to learn character-building skills like good sportsmanship, teamwork, and cooperation. They are often in groups or partners working together to achieve a common goal.Everyone gets to participate and students are encouraged to provide positive reinforcement to their peers.

The students are required to wear tennis shoes as a safety factor for Physical Education. We will all work together and have a great year!!

Ms. Propst

Aide
Morton High
Subject: Aide

Mr. Pullium

Special Education Teacher
Morton High
Subject: Special Education

Ms Railey

Cafeteria
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Cafeteria

Ms. Ripka

Principal
Morton High
Subject: Administrator

Mrs. Deidre Ripka is the Principal at Morton High School. She spent her formative years as a Lady Pretzel at Freeport High School in Freeport, Illinois. She attended Western Illinois University as an elementary education major, Golden Apple Scholar, and a member of the women’s basketball team. She taught 8th grade Language Arts at Central Junior High in Kewanee, Illinois, and was also a girls basketball coach at Kewanee High School. While teaching, Mrs. Ripka earned her MS in School Counseling at WIU. In 2005, she moved into the Counseling Office at Morton High School and became the Director of Counseling in 2007. She earned her Educational Leadership certificate from Bradley University in May 2013 and was an assistant principal and dean for three years.

Mrs. Ripka and her husband live in Morton with their children, Izzy and Anderson. In her free time she enjoys watching her kids play sports, cooking, and being active outdoors.

Mr. Roberts

Special Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Mr. Rodriguez

Spanish
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Modern Language

Mr Rowe

School Resource Officer
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: School Resource Officer

Mr. Rutan

Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Ms. Ruxlow

Job Developer/Coach
Morton High
Subjects: Special Education, Job Developer/Coach

Ms. Sanders

Custodian
Morton High
Subject: Custodial Staff

Ms. Schock

Special Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Ms. Sheets

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Smith

Math
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Mr Spitz

Custodian
Morton High
Subject: Custodial Staff

Ms. Stewart

ESL Teacher
Morton High
Morton Junior High
Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High School
Subject: Special Education

Mr Svendsen Jr

Cusdodian
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Custodial Staff

Mr. Tomblin

MPTV Camera Operator
Morton High
Subject: MPTV

Ms. Towner

Special Education Resource Teacher
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Mr. Tucker

Driver's Education Department Head
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Driver's Education

Ms. Wheat

Special Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Special Education

Mr. Williams

Business Education
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Business Education

Ms. Woods

Art
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Art

Ms. Young

English Language Arts
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: English Language Arts

Mr. Young

Science
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Science

Mr. Zehr

Mathematics
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Ms. Zehr

Spanish
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Modern Language

Mr. Zeller

Mathematics
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Mathematics

Mr. Zoss

Spanish
Morton High
Grade: High School
Subject: Modern Language

Ms. Zwolinski

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