Jamie Adolphson

Assistant Principal and Dean

Mrs. Jamie Adolphson is the Assistant Principal and Dean of students whose last names begin with M-Z. She earned her undergraduate degree from Bradley University and her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saint Xavier University. Jamie previously taught for Pekin District 108 as an emotional/behavioral classroom teacher before joining the Pekin High School Staff teaching Special Education Science. The last three years Jamie spent as a Dean of Students at Pekin High School. Jamie is married to her husband Cory, and they have a daughter Kylie and son Bradley.


Mr. Gourley began his Morton High School career at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Prior to MHS, he served as the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction for five years at Urbana High School. Before that, he served nine years as the Assistant Principal at Normal Community High School. Mr. Gourley taught in the social studies department at Normal Community for eight years before serving as an administrator.

Athletic Director

Scott Jones is the Athletic Director. He is a native of Berwyn, IL where he attended Morton West High School and Hinsdale South High School.  He holds degrees from Western Illinois University and the American College of Education.  Scott taught instrumental music for 19 years and during that time has coached Football, Baseball and Softball.  He was awarded the ICA Softball Coach of the Year in 2007 & 2009, and was also awarded the Illinois Principal’s Association (CIV) Assistant Principal of the Year in 2014 while working for Dunlap High School.

Assistant Principal and Dean

Mrs. Deidre Ripka is the Assistant Principal and Dean for students whose last names begin with A - L.
She taught 8th grade Language Arts at Central Junior High in Kewanee, Illinois, and was also a girls basketball coach at Kewanee High School.  While teaching, Mrs. Ripka earned her MS in School Counseling at WIU.  In 2005, she moved into the Counseling Office at Morton High School and became the Director of Counseling in 2007.  She earned her Educational Leadership certificate from Bradley University in May 2013.