Morton Freshman Center Administrators


Principal

Mrs. Wendy Mullen

Phone: 708.863.7900, ext. 1214

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelors in Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters in Social Work Lewis University, Administrative Certification

Mrs. Wendy Mullen

Angelica Salto, Secretary (708)-863-7900 x1214 

 

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.

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Angelica Rodriguez

Phone: 708.863.7900, ext. 1218

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois-Chicago, BA in Education University of Illinois-Chicago, Certified School Administration Chicago State University, MA in Counseling

Mrs. Angelica Rodriguez

Beatriz Rangel, Secretary, (708)-863-7900 x1218

 

As Assistant Principal of the Morton Freshman Center, I want to warmly welcome you to the Freshman Center. It is my sincere pleasure to be part of the administration in moving the vision forward. This will be my 6th year as Assistant Principal at the Freshman Center, and I come from a counseling and teaching background.

It is our goal to provide students an environment to C.A.R.E. (Choose, Achieve, Respect, Engage) within our smaller learning communities, to ensure that students are provided with a well-rounded opportunity to be academically and socially successful.

Assistant Principal of Instruction and Operations

Mr. Eric Ramirez

Phone: 708 863 7900 ex 1218

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Secondary Education,Spanish. Minor in Mathematics

Mr. Eric Ramirez

Beatriz Rangel, Secretary (708) 863-7900 x1218

I am a proud Morton East Graduate and super excited to be part of the Morton Family.  I have worked at Morton as a teacher for five years and as Dean/Lead Dean for eight years before becoming an Assistant Principal at the Freshman Center.  As an Assistant Principal, I strive to continue to set high expectations for our student body.  I am excited to continue to enhance our supports and systems for our students to become productive members of society.  I enjoy working with students and parents to obtain a common goal of our students succeeding.  I am a firm believer that when schools and communities work together it sends the message that failure is not option. 

Dean of Students

Mr. Christopher Potts

Phone: 708.863.7900

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

University of St. Thomas, Bachelor in Arts DePaul University, Masters in Arts Concordia University, Masters in Arts

Mr. Christopher Potts

Mayra Ruiz, Secretary, (708)-863-7900 x1124

Lilia Ramirez, Attendence Secretary, (708)-863-7900 x1122

Luz Vargas, ID Clerk, (708)-863-7900 x1123

 

Bienvenidos (welcome) to the Morton Freshman Center. It is my pleasure to assist District 201 in moving our vision forward. This will be my 10th year in education, having previously served as a social science teacher at the Freshman Center and Morton West, and now as Dean of Students. It is our goal to provide students with an environment where learning is the focus; their needs are met; and discipline is upheld to the highest standards. Together, we will succeed!

Biliteracy Coordinator

Ms. Denise M. Gomez

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education History National-Louis University, Master of Education, Administration and Supervision University of Illinois at Chicago, ESL Endorsement

Ms. Denise M. Gomez

As a proud Morton East alumni, I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to my community and to help make a positive difference in our students’ lives. Having been a classroom teacher in both urban and suburban school districts since 2005, I have witnessed the impact education has on the lives of all students and how it influences their preparedness to take on life after graduation, which is why I am fully invested in helping our students, who are now walking the halls I once did some years ago. 

I have been a Dean of Students since 2016 and one of my goals is to make Morton East a safe haven for the community and a welcoming environment for current and future students. Through my work with students experiencing attendance issues, disciplinary problems, or academic struggles, I promote self-advocacy and encourage understanding of self so students can ultimately make better choices on their own. I also work in partnership with parents to help yield more positive outcomes for all.

I continuously strive to improve the lines of communication between students, teachers, and parents, so that they receive the highest quality of education and support here at Morton East High School. Being proactive in ensuring that “every student succeeds” is what my daily work entails so that students can persist through graduation. As Class of 2000 Morton East High School graduate, I am proud to say, “Once a Mustang, Always a Mustang!”