Administrative Staff

Executive Director of Human Resources

Phone: 708.780.2106 (direct) 708 780 2800 x5714

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Randall Borgardt

Chief Financial Officer, District Treasurer and CSBO

Phone: 708.780.2800 ext. 5705 Direct: 708.780.2852 Cell: 708.329.9972

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BA in Business Administration - Governors State University MA in Secondary Education (Business Education) - Roosevelt University MA in Illinois Principal Preparation (Chief School Business Official) - Concordia University

Dennis Forst

Dennis Forst first began his career as a restaurant management at the Original Gino’s East of Chicago after earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Governors State University.  Soon after, he obtained a Master’s in Business Education at Roosevelt University.  After twelve years of teaching business education, vocational education, and special education at Oak Lawn Community High School another Master’s in Education was earned in school administration with a Chief School Business Official focus. Prior to joining JS Morton High School District 201 as the Chief Financial Officer in August of 2020, he served as the Chief School Business Official at Darien Public School District 61. 

As Chief Financial Officer, the mission is to continuously improve the quality of financial services to all internal and external partners of the District through timely communication, accurate financial data, and effective use of resources.

Dennis is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Saint Francis and has three children with his wife Robyn where most of his free time is spent in little league baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

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Director of Athletics and Student Activities

Phone: 708.780.4000 ext. 2513

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Daniel Woulfe

Hello Mustangs!  I am excited to begin year 2 as an administrator in District 201.  This year I'm taking on a new role as Athletic Director/Director of Student Activities. Prior to becoming an educator/administrator,I served in the U.S.A.F. as a Special Warfare Airmman in the TACP career field.  Once I became an educator, I worked as a PE/Driver Ed/Health teacher for 12 years, at a lot of different schools where I coached multiple sports as well. I'm excited about the opportunity to lead Morton Athletics!

I am originally from the great state of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) but I have been living in the Chicago area now for 15  years. My wife Lacy, also a teacher, and I have two daughters that are really into gymnastics.

Director of EL and Modern Language

Phone: 708.780.2162

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Governors State University, MA in Educational Leadership De Paul University, BA in Secondary Education

Melody Becker

¡Bienvenido a Morton!  Es un orgullo ser parte de la comunidad Morton.

I began my career as an ELL and Bilingual teacher at Morton West and later at Morton East, where I served as the Lead Teacher.  The great experiences I have had with students and staff at Morton always inform my work as the director of English Learner and Modern Language Departments.  We believe that being bilingual and biliterate is an asset that our students bring to Morton.  We encourage students to develop their literacy in more than one language to promote understanding of themselves, their community and the world. 

 

Director of Career and Technical Education

Phone: 708-780-2800 Ext 5760

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Olivet Nazarene University, MA in Educational Leadership Illinois State University, BA in Business, Marketing and Computer Education

Eric Mastey

Welcome Mustangs!  My name is Eric Mastey and I am excited to continue as the Director of Career and Technical Education at Morton High School District 201.  Having several years experience within the district as a Dean of Students and Curriculum Director I also bring 6 years of teaching experience working with students in CTE.  I am strongly committed to providing students with opportunities to excel inside and outside of the classroom.  Students deserve every opportunity to build a 21st Century skillset that prepares them to be successful in and out of Morton.  I am committed to ensuring that every student succeeds and will embrace all former and future Mustangs! As we say, "Once a Mustang, Always a Mustang!"

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Director of English Language Arts and Media Services

Phone: 708 780 2800

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Mark Sujak

Executive Director of Student Services

Phone: 708.780.2800

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Bachelor’s in Psychology and Political Science (B.A.), DePaul University Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), School Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Educational Leadership, National Louis University Educational Doctorate in Leadership and Administration (Ed.D.), Expected June 2023, National Louis University Educational Leadership & Administration Endorsement School Psychologist Endorsement Bilingual Special Education Endorsement Director of Special Education Endorsement

Corina Herrera

Hello and Welcome! Hola y Bienvenidos!

My name is Corina Herrera. I am overjoyed to join the Mustang Team this year as the Executive Director of Student Supports.

My vision for the department is to ensure that students of ALL ability levels and backgrounds receive the supports they need to succeed academically, behaviorally, and emotionally. You have my commitment to work collaboratively with all key stakeholders. My goal is to ensure that the important work of student supports is coherent and functionally accomplished across the district.

This year, I am entering my 10th year in education. I am currently a resident of Stickney, but I grew up in Chicago (Little Village, Back of the Yards, and West Lawn). I came into education with the desire to support marginalized students and families in securing more equitable educational opportunities and be self-reliant. I see myself in the students of Morton, and I want to make a difference!

Growing up, I experienced first-hand the impact of social injustices on students with disabilities, students of color, and students with emotional and behavioral needs. This called me into education. My own experiences with trauma, and a deep desire to impact change for marginalized communities, shapes my approach and style. I began my career as a bilingual school psychologist and in social emotional programming. Then, because I wanted to have a larger impact on student services, I took the opportunities of educational leadership as a Lead Clinician, Special Education Program Manager, Director of Student Supports, and most recently Director of Special Education. In these roles I have been able to impact student programming, policy and practices, teacher development, program funding, systems, and organizational culture.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve, but I am propelled by the impact made on the community. I look forward to partnering with you!

Director of Science

Phone: 708 780 2800

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Michigan State University: BA Telecommunications and BA Chemistry and Secondary Education Illinois State University: MS Chemistry Education Concordia University: MA Principal Preparation and Leadership

Eric Bjornstad

I first started my teaching career in Scottsdale, AZ at Desert Mountain High School Teaching Advanced Algebra and Geometry, and eventually AP Calculus. After working and living in Arizona for several years, I decided to  move to the Chicago area, where I was first introduced to the Morton family and began teaching my true passion here - Chemistry. Later I became employed at Lyons Township High School, where I taught Chemistry and AP Chemistry for the following decade. During that time I had the opportunity to further my educational experience as well as exploring the consulting side of education, working with  amazing teams of science teachers from various schools in Oregon, Southern California, Texas, and New York. Much of my work centered around developing and refining teaching practices related to formative processes, data analysis, and student outcomes. I was even able to share much the work on a national scale as an educational author, working with an amazing team of current and former educators across the country. I’m extremely excited to be back at Morton Schools as the Director of Science.
 
My vision is to foster the growth, development, and ultimately success of students across the district by empowering our incredible staff of science educators through collaborative innovation of our teaching practices. Go Mustangs!

Director of Social Science and Fine Arts

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Benedictine University, Masters in Administrative Leadership Illinois State University, Bachelors in Social Science Education

Kevin Vesper

Welcome to the Morton family! My name is Kevin Vesper and I began my educational career as a paraprofessional for the North Dupage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC).  I then moved to Plainfield North High where I had a wonderful time teaching 7 years of Social Science courses, with a focus on AP Economics.  I also was a head volleyball coach, head golf coach, chess club sponsor, and cosponsor for the freshman mentor program (FMP). 
 
In 2014, I was lucky enough to be welcomed into the Morton family!  While at Morton, I was a Dean of Students at both the Morton West Campus and the Morton Alternative School.  I also was the District’s Summer School Principal.  The students, staff, parents, and entire community of Morton is something I am absolutely privileged to be a part of.  I look forward to supporting the entire school community to make sure every student has an equal opportunity to reach the highest learning standards. 

Director of Mathematics

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Illinois State University, BA of Science in Mathematics/Secondary Education Concordia University; MA of Arts in Educational Leadership

Megan Holub

Welcome to Morton!  As a Morton West graduate, I am honored to have spent my entire career in District 201.  I began teaching at Morton East where I taught all levels of Math.  I enjoyed teaching and working with our students for 12 years.  As a teacher, I learned and grew so much from all the experiences I had in the classroom.  Two years ago, I accepted a position as a Dean at Morton West.  As a dean, I gained more administrative knowledge and built strong relationships with our students, staff, parents and community.  The Morton community is an amazing group of people whom I enjoy working with as we share the common goal to have all students succeed. 

This year, as I enter my 14th year at Morton, I look forward to working more closely with the Mathematics Department.  I am grateful for this opportunity and am excited to collaborate with and support our Math teachers.  My vision is to ultimately have all students succeed by empowering our fantastic educators.   

It’s going to be a great year!  Go Mustangs!

Director of PE, Health and Driver Ed

Phone: 708 780 2800 ext. 5039

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Concordia University, MA in Educational Leadership Illinois State University, BA in Kinesiology and Recreation

Clay Reagan

I began my career twenty-one years ago as an educator at West Chicago High School teaching Physical Education and Driver Education. I later served as the Department Chair for Physical Education, Health, Driver Education as well as Assistant Athletic Director. I've also spent eleven years coaching football and baseball.  Prior to joining Morton, I served as the Division Head for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education at Oak Park and River Forest High School. 

I've earned my undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Driver Education from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. 

I'm committed to working with students and staff to develop healthy, lifelong habits.  I'm also excited to be joining the Morton family as we guide our students on their journey to meet their physical, social and emotional goals.  Go Mustangs!

 

Director of Innovation and Accountability

Phone: 708.780.2800

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Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education with an Endorsement in CTE from Dominican University Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from National Louis University

Samantha Skubal

Welcome to Morton! I have had the privilege of spending my entire career here as a Mustang. I began as a History teacher at the Freshman Center, and through my experience in the technical world and with 1:1, I became one of the first TSI teachers in the district, and was on many committees during the beginning stages of 1:1. After teaching TSI for a few years, I transitioned into my current role as Director of Instructional Technology. In this position, I hope to continue providing our students with equitable access to technology and the 21st Century skills that will help them thrive in a competitive post-secondary world.

Director of Teacher Appraisals

Phone: (708) 780-2867

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University of Illinois at Chicago, BA of Science in Marketing National-Louis University MA of Arts in Teaching and Educational Specialist Certificate in Educational Leadership

Mary O'Sullivan

Welcome to Morton. I've had the pleasure of being the Director of Mathematics for J. S. Morton High School District 201 since August 2009.  This year I am taking on a new role with the District as the Director of Teacher Appraisal.  I have had administrative experience with K-12 Mathematics and Science curriculum as well as 11 years teaching experience.  I have presented at Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics conferences, Connections Conference, NCLB Conference, Metropolitan Mathematics Club Conference, Western Illinois University Math Institute, and for the Chicago Teachers Center. I am also on the Steering Committee for the Math Department Heads of Western Chicago Suburbs (MDHWCS). and a member of Learning Forward, NCTM, ICTM, ASCD, and ILASCD.