Meet the College and Career Center Staff

  • What we do in the College and Career Center at Morton East

    Here in the College and Career Center, we aim to support all Morton East students by providing personalized services related to their post-secondary goals. Our mission is to ensure all students are fully prepared for any future training, educational, and career opportunities they wish to pursue after high school graduation.

     

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College and Career Center Counselor

 Ryan Smith

Phone: 708-780-4000 ext. 2229

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Western Illinois University, M.Ed., School Counseling Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ryan Smith

I have been a proud member of the Morton East counseling department since 2008 and am excited to serve as a College and Career Counselor for our Morton East students and families. There are many important decisions students face during their high school career that will directly affect their future educational and career opportunities, so I take my role of helping students and families navigate the college and career planning process very seriously. I truly enjoy working with students to meet their post-secondary goals.

College and Career Center Coordinator

 Marisol Avila

Phone: 708-780-4000 ext. 2806

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dominican University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Concentration in Social Services)

Marisol Avila

Working at my alma mater is not only nostalgic, but also very inspiring. As the College and Career Center Coordinator, I get to be that extra person in a student’s corner when it comes to their plans for after high school. Growing up in Cicero, attending the same schools as most of these students here, and being a first-generation college graduate, allows me to bestow my experiences and lessons on them. It allows me to encourage students and be another example of what life after high school could be for them. It also allows me to give back to my community, because I can share the triumphs and obstacles I endured with hopes that students learn from them and do ten times better. I want every student to succeed, because it means lifting up not only our school but also this community, which is the optimal goal.