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Meet the College and Career Center Staff

What we do in the College and Career Center at Morton East

Here in the College and Career Center, we aim to support all Morton East students by providing personalized services related to their post-secondary goals. Our mission is to ensure all students are fully prepared for any future training, educational, and career opportunities they wish to pursue after high school graduation.

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College and Career Center Counselor


Phone: 708-780-4000 ext. 2229


Degrees and Certifications:

Western Illinois University, M.Ed., School Counseling Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ryan Smith

I have been a proud member of the Morton East counseling department since 2008 and am excited to serve as a College and Career Counselor for our Morton East students and families. There are many important decisions students face during their high school career that will directly affect their future educational and career opportunities, so I take my role of helping students and families navigate the college and career planning process very seriously. I truly enjoy working with students to meet their post-secondary goals.

College and Career Center Liaison


Phone: 708-780-4000 X 2806


Degrees and Certifications:

BA English with a writing concentration: University of Nebraska-Omaha Master’s of Teaching: Dominican University College and Career Readiness Certificate: Western Kentucky University

Lyndsay Legel-Carmody

I joined the Morton East College and Career Center in May of 2021 as the College and Career Center Liaison. An educator by trade, I have taught in various settings. From the high school English classroom to teaching in Madrid, Spain, education is my passion. I started a tutoring business in 2012, and many of my clients were students who needed help with college essay writing and preparing for the SAT/ACT. That is when I became passionate about helping students with their post-secondary goals. When I read the job description for my current position at Morton East, I felt as though I was reading the description of my dream job. I absolutely love our students and am genuinely happy to help assist with anything and everything related to post-secondary plans.