Principal and President
David Morton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to Oklahoma City when he was eight years old. A graduate of Putnam City High School, Mr. Morton received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Following his graduation from Oklahoma State in 1974, David joined the teaching staff at Christ the King Catholic School in Oklahoma City. In 1981 he became a counselor and coach at Bishop McGuinness.
From 1981 to 2001, Mr. Morton was the 9th and 10th grade counselor and Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track Coach. During his tenure at McGuinness, Mr. Morton has been named Catholic School Educator of the Year, Oklahoma City Notre Dame Chapter’s Person of the Year, the “I Dare You Award” winner for his work with substance abuse counseling, finalist for the National Catholic Education Association Secondary School Principal of the Year, Oklahoma High School Cross Country and Track and Field Hall of Fame inductee, and he was named by the National High School Coaches Association as the National Coach of the Year for Girls Cross Country in 2001. In 2016 Mr. Morton was recognized by Catholic Charities as their “Person of the Year.”
In 2001 Mr. Morton was appointed by Archbishop Eusebius Beltran as the twelfth Principal of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. David has two children and three grandchildren. His son Zack is a 1998 graduate of McGuinness. Zack and his wife Lisa and their two children reside in San Diego, California. His daughter Melissa, her husband Anderson, and their son live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University
Master of Education in Secondary School Counseling and Administration, University of Central Oklahoma