Board of Directors

  • Morton 201 Foundation Board of Directors


    What We Do:

    The Morton 201 Foundation Board of Directors works to steward and support the students of J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 while serving as the legal governing body for the Morton 201 Foundation. 

     

    These experienced leaders dedicate their time and talents to secure a strong future for Morton High School District 201. Our board members come from a variety of backgrounds, with one common thread: sincere dedication to the success of J. Sterling Morton High School District 201. 

     

    As the 125th anniversary of Morton East High School approaches, these remarkable individuals ensure the Morton 201 Foundation delivers on the promise of providing inspiration and enrichment to the students of J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 through opportunities and resources supportive of their educational experiences. 

     

President of Morton 201 Foundation

 Jessica Jaramillo-Flores

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Jessica Jaramillo-Flores

Jessica Jaramillo-Flores is an Executive Administrative Assistant for the Town of Cicero. She loves to volunteer and be involved with the community at large. She has served as Board Secretary of the Board of Education District 201 for 12 years, President of Mary, Queen of Heaven Marian Council for two years and its Vice President for two years. She has served as President of the Morton 201 Foundation for the past three years. 

Board Member

 Maria Eugenia "Maru" Ayala

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Maria Eugenia "Maru" Ayala

Maria Eugenia Ayala has over 20 years of experience in the entertainmentadvertisingand marketing industry. From 1991 to 2003, she worked as a magazine editor for a major Spanish magazine in Chicago (Tele Guia de Chicago) where she was responsible for overseeing the overall production of the magazine. In 2003, she founded Mas Magazine, an entertainment magazine that served the Chicagoland area for 10 yearsNow President of Más Enterprises and Marketing Inc., which she founded in May of 2006, Mrs. Ayala serves and represents small and local businesses in Cicero and the Chicago area. Her marketing company also produces, promotes, and advertises a variety of shows and events including the Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day Festival in Cicero.  As part of her commitment, Mrs. Ayala has been an active volunteer in many community events such as Back to School Fairs and Mi Gracias Fest. She also serves on the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee Board, the Cicero Association of Business and Commerce, and The Town of Cicero Disaster Relief Committee. She currently serves on the Morton 201 Foundation Scholarship Committee. 

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 Joseph Cuevas

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Joseph Cuevas

Joseph Cuevas is the General Manager at United Scrap Metal, where he leads his team in processing ferrous and non-ferrous materials to be recycled. He has worked his way through the ranks of the operation and has been part of the United Scrap Metal team for nearly 12 years. His greatest passion is training and developing his teammates so that they can continue their professional growth within the organization. 

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 Scott Goodman

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Scott Goodman

Scott Goodman is the former valedictorian of Morton East, Class of ’86. He has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola University and an MBA in marketing from Dominican University. He has over 18 years marketing and communications experience as well as over 22 years catering and special events planning. Earlier this year he established the Scott S. Goodman Scholarship at Morton East as a way to give back for the scholarship that he received his senior year. He is the first Morton scholarship recipient to establish his own scholarship within the district. He hopes that others will be inspired by his gift to do the same. He serves on the Scholarship Committee and the Fundraising Committee.

 

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 Dennis Hale

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Dennis Hale

Dennis Hale is President of Quality Craft Ltd., a global supplier of building products and innovative tool and garage storage products. He is a Cicero native, attending Woodbine Elementary School, Daniel Burnham Elementary School, and Morton East High School. He is extremely motivated to help enrich the development of his team, peers, and people he surrounds himself with. He currently resides in the western suburbs and maintains close ties to the Cicero community. He serves on the Fundraising Committee 

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 Catrina Roth

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Catrina Roth

Catrina Roth is a Senior Recycling Consultant at United Scrap Metal and has worked in the metal recycling industry for eight years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 2009 and is a four-time university record holder as a member of the swimming and diving team. She enjoys being challenged and wants to cultivate creative ways to give back to the community. She serves on the Fundraising Committee. 

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 Cynthia Salvino

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Cynthia Salvino

Cynthia Salvino is a lifelong resident of Cicero who graduated from Mary Queen of Heaven and St. Mary High School. She received a degree in journalism and public relations from Columbia College. Over the years she has done many different types of work including writing for a newspaper, freelance writing, and substitute teaching. She currently works for the Town of Cicero’s Special Events Department providing speakers, times, and publicity as well as coordinating festivals, ethnic ceremonies, and other town events. Her mission has always been to help educate the public about the rich history and heritage of Cicero. 

Superintendent of Schools at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201

 Timothy Truesdale

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Timothy Truesdale

Tim Truesdale is Superintendent at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201. He is proud to be a member of the Mustang family since 2011 and grateful to be part of a Professional Learning Community with a laser focus on our mission, "Every student succeeds." District 201 was awarded AP District of the Year in 2016 by College Board and Model PLC District in 2017 by Solution Tree. Tim has served as a classroom, school, and district leader and has focused on increasing the collective efficacy of his staff to have an even greater impact on student learning. His goal is to use resources in responsible and innovative ways to provide students superior curriculum and instruction to graduate with the skills, confidence, and experience to fulfill their college and career goals. Tim serves on the scholarship committee.