Dr. Jane Morton is retiring after 33 years with Blount County Schools. For the past 22 years she has worked in the Central Office, most recently as supervisor of student assessment and grades 6-12.

Morton began her career as an elementary teacher from 1975 to 1979. She returned to the school district in 1983 as a systemwide guidance counselor for grades K-9, and from 1987 to 1994 she was a systemwide school psychologist. “It’s sad to see her go,” said Director of Schools Rob Britt. “She has been a quiet, stable force and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.”

Morton earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Educational Specialist degree from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Education degree from Lincoln Memorial University and her Doctor of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University. In 2009, the Tennessee Education Department nominated Morton for a Supervisor of the Year Award. That same year she was a finalist for the position of director of Blount County Schools.

From 2003 to 2006 she was an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership for LMU, and from 2013 to 2015 she served as a leadership coach for the state Department of Education.