The Principal

 Ronda Runyon

Phone: (859)381-3533


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Ronda Runyon

I’m honored to serve as principal at Morton -- a school with a rich tradition of academic excellence. Prior to being principal, I worked as the physical education teacher here and then as the associate principal, so I’m blessed that Morton has been my home for so long.  I’m a native of Ashland, Kentucky, and a graduate of Asbury College where I played on the softball team.  After college, I moved to Nashville to teach adaptive physical education to behaviorally disabled children while earning my master’s degree in Administration and Supervision at Middle Tennessee State University. 

In my spare time outside of school, I enjoy fellowship with friends, playing golf, and watching college athletics.  However, my true passion in life is coaching students and helping them to build the necessary leadership and academic skills to achieve their dreams.  I’ve enjoyed coaching basketball, volleyball, softball, and track to children from fifth grade through the college level, and while I don’t have any children of my own, I consider all students walking the halls of Morton my children for 10 months of the year. I truly believe that once a child walks through the doors at Morton, they are my responsibility and my family!  Morton’s school motto is “Work Hard, Play Fair, and Take Care of Each other,” and I strive to bring that motto to life daily for students and staff.

Morton is an outstanding school because of our dynamic teachers, motivated students, and positive family collaboration.  Our safe, supportive environment and excellent learning climate are built on a culture of positive relationships.  Let’s continue to partner together to keep the Morton tradition of excellence alive!