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Faculty and Staff


            Principal Mrs. Mary Jo Sarff                                                                                                            
            Western Illinois University
            B. S., Elementary Education 
            St. Xavier University
            M.S., Teaching & Leadership
            Bradley University
            Administration Certification
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mrs. Brigette Sullivan                                     

School Secretary

schoolsecretary@stjosephschoolpekin.com

       

Mrs. Colette Willoughby

Marketing/Development Director

cwilloughby@stjosephschoolpekin.com

 
           
 
 
 
  Mrs. Debbie Bruner
  Kindergarten Teacher        
            Northern Illinois University
            B.S., Elementary Education K-9
            B.S., Special Education K-12
            dbruner@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           Mrs. Tracie McConnell                                                                         
           First Grade Teacher
                  Illinois State University
                  B.S., Early Childhood Education
                  Illinois Central College
                  Associate’s Degree, Education
                  tmcconnell@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       Miss Debbie Oberle                                                                                
       Second Grade Teacher
            Marycrest College
            B.A., Elementary Education K-9, English, Social Science
            Bradley University
            M.A., Elementary Education K-9
            doberle@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                            Amanda Crouch     Mrs. Amanda Crouch
                                                 Third Grade Teacher
                                                       Illinois State University
            B.S. Elementary Education, Social Science and Language Arts
            American College of Education
            M.S., Curriculum & Instruction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Susan Coyer                                        
  Fourth Grade Teacher                                                                       
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Elementary Education K-9, Social Science Middle School
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Sociology
            scoyer@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Mrs. Natalie Wendelin                                                                         
    Fifth Grade Teacher
           Illinois State University
           B.S., Arts in Education
           St. Xavier University
           Master of Teaching
           nwendelin@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Joan Pentecost
6th grade Teacher
jpentecost@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Miss Joan Moore                                                                                    
  Seventh Grade Homeroom Teacher, 6-8 Religion & Social Studies, 7th Art & Spelling, 8th Civics
            Marycrest College
            B.A., Elementary Education K-9, English – Reading Specialization – Social Studies
            Western Illinois University
            M.S., Educational Administration K-12
            jmoore@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Krista Dare                                                                                  
  Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher, 7-8 Math, English & Literature, 8th Spelling
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Elementary Education K-9, Language Arts and Social Science
            kdare@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                          
 
 
  Mr. Steven Skinner
  Band Teacher
          

        Bachelor Degree in Music Education --  Bradley University

        Master Degree in Educational Administration  -- Bradley University 

        Band Director/Instructor 40 years in public schools Delavan & Washington IL

        Director of the Pekin Park Concert Band (formerly Municipal Band) 1992 to present

        Band Director of the Mohamed Temple Shrine Band 1984 -2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
  Mrs. Mary Smith                                                                          
  Resource Teacher
            Illinois State University
            B.S., Special Education K-12, Elementary K-9 teaching
            mrsmith@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 

  Mrs. Karson Norman

   P.E. Teacher

           knorman@stjosephschoolpekin.com

 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Valerie Dickson
  Support Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Cora Smith
  Support Staff
            Illinois Central College
            Applied Science Associate’s, Child Development
            csmith@stjosephschoolpekin.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
        Mrs. Jamie Blanchard
        Support Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Christine Bresnahan
  Preschool Aide
            Methodist School of Nursing
            Registered Nurse Diploma
            Illinois Central College
            General Education
            cbres3@icloud.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Stacy Campbell
  Preschool Teacher
            Associate’s, Child Development
            tacwhds@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mrs. Kara Hinkle
  Preschool Teacher
          Illinois State University
          B.S. Elementary Education, Social Science and Art
          Illinois Central College
          B.A., Science and Art
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

           Mrs. Lori Mahr

           Preschool Aide

 
 
 
 
 

                    

                

 
 
 
         Mrs. Toni Burks
         Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Mr. Bob Small
  Director of Maintenance
  blsmall@stjosephschoolpekin.com