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Career Educator Added to the Board at The Glen Mills Schools

Career Educator Added to the Board at The Glen Mills Schools

Glen Mills, PA – The Board of Managers at The Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County has named Amy Morton to the Board.

     Amy Morton has 34 years of experience working on behalf of students, families and educators at the school district, regional, state and national levels. She currently serves as the Pennsylvania State Coordinator at the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). Her responsibilities include securing and implementing NISL contracts with PA Department of Education to raise the performance of school and district leaders in Pennsylvania. She also served as Chief Academic Officer at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in Milton, Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2016. She led and supervised nine administrators overseeing 15 or more federal, state and local-funded programs representing about $10 million in services to infants through adults in a region that spreads over more than five counties.

     From 2010 to 2013, Morton served as Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, developing a $40 million federal Race to the Top grant and working closely with the Governor’s Office, General Assembly and State Board of Education to inform and implement education laws, regulations and policies. 

     Morton said “Glen Mills Schools is a place where futures can be built by young people with challenging pasts. Serving on the board lets me be a part of ensuring there will always be a place for students from all over the Commonwealth and the United States to thrive.” She added that “it’s truly a privilege to be part of this unique and successful community.”

     Board President Joseph P. Hand Jr. welcomed Morton to the Board of Managers and said “with education as such a vital part of our mission, we are grateful to have Amy’s expertise, experience and commitment on the board.” 

     From 2007 to 2010, Morton served as Executive Director of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit creating the Capital Area Online Learning Association which now serves thousands of students in more than 50 school districts statewide. She also provided the leadership for the regional education services agency with a more than $90 million budget serving 24 school districts plus charter schools, non-public schools and early childhood programs. 

     She has received numerous honors and awards including Distinguished Leader Award, PA Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs and PA Association of Federal Program Coordinators in 2009. Also in 2009, the Exeter Township School District inducted her into the Academic Hall of Fame. She served as Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States from 2010 to 2013.
Morton graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science and American Studies before earning a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.