The 2021-2022 school year brings new faces to the Herscher School District. Some of the new teachers are introduced to you here.
School: Limestone Middle School
Position: 6th grade Physical Education teacher
Degree and University: Eastern Illinois University (Sports Management/Business Administration)
Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL
Previous Teaching Experience: 1st year teacher
Goals for this year: Getting to know everyone in the school/district, provide the best possible learning environment while keeping it fun for the students, and learn all I can from my fellow co-workers.
I am very excited to be given this opportunity to teach in the Herscher School District. I come from a family of educators and look forward to growing within the profession doing a job I love. Go Tigers!
School: Herscher Intermediate School
Position: 4th Grade Teacher
Degree and University: Bachelors in Education from Eastern Illinois University and Masters in reading from Olivet
Hometown: Limestone (Kankakee)
Previous Teaching Experience: (location and years) Florida 2 years, Nevada 3 years, Illinois 4
I’ve been married to my husband, Ryan, for 11 years and we have 4 children, Ava (10), Mya (8), Mason (7), Gia (5) When we are not busy with our children’s sports and activities, we enjoy going on family vacations, fishing, and camping.
School: Limestone MS
Position: 5th Grade Physical Education
Coaching/Sponsor/Other Duties: 7th Grade Girls Basketball
Degree and University: Bachelor of Science, Millikin University
Hometown: Mt. Zion, IL
Previous Teaching Experience: Moulton MS Shelbyville, IL 4 Years
Goals for this year: Be a positive role model. Invest in relationships with students, staff, and the community.
My wife and I are so excited to be in the area. I can’t wait to meet my students! GO TIGERS!
School: Herscher HS
Position: Family and Consumer Sciences
Coaching/Sponsor/Other Duties: (Previous extracurriculars include soccer, basketball, volleyball, culinary club, tutoring)
Degree and University: Bachelors in FACS from Montana State University; Master’s in finance from Colorado State University
Hometown: Tinley Park, IL
Previous Teaching Experience: Rock Springs, Wyoming- 2 years; Monticello, Minnesota- 4 years
Goals for this year: Accurately use the newest lingo on a week-to-week basis, have fun, and spread financial literacy!
School: Limestone Middle School
Position: 5th grade ELA I
Degree and University: Bachelor of Arts Middle Level Education/ English Language Arts Concentration
Hometown: Alma, IL
Previous Teaching Experience: Grissom Middle School, Tinley Park, IL
Goals for this year: My goal for this year is to establish a positive learning environment where every student feels welcome. I hope to create a classroom where students feel comfortable and encouraged.
School: Herscher High School
Position: Agriculture Teacher
Coaching/Sponsor/Other Duties: FFA Advisor
Degree and University: Illinois State University – Agricultural Education
Hometown: Crescent City/Limestone
Previous Teaching Experience: Central Burlington High School – 2 years
Goals for this year: To be the best that I can be for the students, high school and community this school year!
I am excited to be back home to teach and cannot wait to work with the community and students!