Morton East

Mr. Jose Gamboa, Principal

Phone: 708.780.4000 x2314

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Concordia University, Master's in Educational Leadership & Admin. Illinois State University, Bachelor's in Secondary Education

Mr. Jose Gamboa, Principal

 

As Principal of Morton East High School, I am very excited about the education your child will earn throughout their time.  I take great pride in serving as part of the administrative team responsible for ensuring that ALL students have access to a learning environment fulfilling Morton High School District 201 mission that “Every Student Succeeds” in a safe and welcoming environment.  I started as a social studies teacher at Morton East High School in 2001, served as a dean of students for two years and as an assistant principal of instruction and student activities for six years.  Serving this community at the historic Morton East High School is both humbling and a great honor.  It is a challenge that I look to take on every day! 

 

District History:

History Teacher > Dean of Students > Assistant Principal > Principal

 

Morton West

Mr. Joshua McMahon, Principal

Phone: 708.780.4100 x3017

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Concordia University, Master's in Educational Leadership & Admin. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Bachelor's in Education

Mr. Joshua McMahon, Principal

 

As Principal of Morton West High School, I am very excited about the education that your child will get at Morton West High School.  Not only do we have the best teachers, coaches, and club sponsors, we have the best students a principal could ask for.  Our students and faculty provide and environment that is safe and academically rigorous.  I began my tenure at Morton West High School in 2009 and continue to be impressed  by our dedicated faculty and staff.  I have been married for seven years to my wonderful wife Katie and we have two sons Henry and Louie.

 

District History:

Dean of Students > Student Activities Director > Assistant Principal > Principal

 

 

 

 

Morton Freshman Center

Ms. Wendy Archer

Phone: 708.863.7900 x1213

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Lewis University, Certificate of Educational Leadership The University of Illinois at Chicago, MA in Social Work The University of Illinois at Chicago, BA in Social Work

Ms. Wendy Archer

 

The Freshman Center is committed to providing a supportive, personalized learning environment in which students can develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Our small school learning community will provide opportunities for students to make wise choices, achieve their highest potential, and respect themselves and others while actively engaging in the 9th-grade experience as they begin the process of transitioning to Morton East High school.

 

 

 

Morton Alternative School

Ms. Erin Kelly, Principal

Phone: 708.780.4080

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

National Louis University, In Progress -- Doctor of Education Benedictine University, Master's in Educational Leadership & Admin. Carthage College, Bachelor's in English Language & Literature

Ms. Erin Kelly, Principal

 

To quote Shakespeare literally….  “The wheel has come full circle.”  Many years ago, I taught English at the Alternative School for four and one half years and after that I transitioned to administration as a Dean of Students at Morton West and then moved to positions as an Assistant Principal at both the West and East campuses in various capacities for six years. During my residency at Morton East I filmed a documentary during which several families opened up their homes to me to speak about their personal struggle.  Now I am back to where my career at Morton began serving as the Principal of the Alternative School. I strongly believethe measure of who we are is how you react to things that don’t go the way we would have wanted. My students’ stories about their journey that led them to the Alternative School have humbled me, but more importantly, have helped me to grow as a leader.  I am so proud of all of the students I have come into contact with who have found reliance in adversity and have learned not to take failure personally. 

 

District History:

English Teacher > Dean of Students > Student Activities Director > Assistant Principal > Principal