Morton Alternative Administration


Phone: 708-222-3080 ext 4010


Degrees and Certifications:

National Louis University, Doctorate in Educational Leadership Benedictine University, Master's in Educational Leadership & Admin. Carthage College, Bachelor's in English Language & Literature

Dr. Erin Kelly

I am the proud Principal of Morton Alternative School. I have varied experience as a teacher and school leader in the Morton High School District; English teacher, Dean of Students, Summer School Principal, Student Activities Coordinator, and I served as an Assistant Principal at both Morton East and West. My passion is developing positive authentic relationships, working with students as they grow, and supporting teachers and staff so that they can reach their greatest potential. 

I believe in fostering a positive school culture through the implementation of Restorative Justice practices and I have been committed to promoting teamwork, collaboration, and a sense of community at the Alternative School.

My doctoral work in Educational Leadership at National Louis University involved filming a documentary on the Latinx Experience in High School and gave me great insight into my students’ experiences. It is an honor to serve the Cicero community.


Dean of Students

Phone: (708) 741-8293


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Kevin Vesper

Mr. Kevin Vesper is entering his 6th year as a Dean of Students at J.S. Morton School District 201.  He began his time as Dean of Students at Morton West High School, and then joined the Morton Alternative High School family in 2017.  Mr. Vesper’s main goal is to help every student succeed, and he is an avid supporter of restorative practices and the profound impact they can have on students and families.  Mr. Vesper has also been the Summer School Principal for J.S. Morton School District 201 since 2018.