(Berwyn, Illinois) – The J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 Board of Education is seeking input from the local community as the district continues its search for the right people to serve as the principals of Morton East and West High Schools.
In order for parents and district residents to offer their input and share their thoughts with the school district’s leadership on this important personnel decision the Morton 201 school board, in conjunction with the Superintendent’s Office, will host a public forum for each position.
The EAST principal forum will be held on Jan. 14at Morton East High School in the school’s library. The WEST principal forum will be held on Jan. 15 at Morton West High School in the school’s library. All parents, residents and stakeholders of the respective schools are invited and encouraged to attend.
Morton West Principal Joe Gunty is retiring from District 201 after a long and distinguished career of over 35 years with the District. Morton East Principal Frank Zarate has been assigned to a new position within the district as Director of Special Projects.
“Our goal is to identify people who are highly qualified, highly motivated, and a good fit for the Morton community,” said Board President Jeffry Pesek. “To do that, we believe it is important to hear from Morton families as to the qualities, talents, and leadership style they desire for their school and, thus, from their next principal.”
“We are fortunate to have a school community who is very passionate about our schools. We value their input and ideas as we seek to live up to their expectations and fulfill our mission to provide a world class education for every Morton 201 student” added Pesek.
In addition to the public forum, the Board of Education will post on the homepage of the district’s website at www.morton201.org an online survey to further gather public opinion from the Morton community on the principal search efforts, as well as to accommodate anyone unable to attend the public forums.
Morton East Principal Search Public Forum
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Location: School Library, Morton East High School, 2423 South Austin, Cicero, IL
Morton West Principal Search Public Forum
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Location: School Library, Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home Avenue, Berwyn, IL