College of Arts and Sciences

English Education Graduate's Teaching Positions


  • Allison Barr Hamilton High School in Hamilton, IL.
  • Carmen Bizarri West Central High School in Biggsville, IL. 
  • Hannah Edwards Bushnell Prairie-City High School in Bushnell, IL.
  • Emilie Hahn Stark County CUSD 100 in Wyoming, IL.
  • Connor Sullivan  West Prairie Junior High and High School in West Prairie, IL.


  • Courtney Bender Abingdon-Avon High School in Abingdon, IL.
  • Taylor Giamari St. Charles East High School in St. Charles, IL.
  • Katie Green All About Learning in Northbrook, IL.
  • Gayle Grundstrom Stark County CUSD 100 in Wyoming, IL.
  • Alex Lounsberry West Prairie High School in West Prairie, IL
  • Brittany Venzon Stark County CUSD 100 in Wyoming, IL.


  • Laura Landa St. Linus Middle School in Oak Lawn, IL.
  • Mat McClanahan Pekin Community High School in Pekin, IL.
  • Paige Rohrback Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL.


  • Tess Tyler Glenwood High School in Chatham, IL.
  • Shane Dierikx Mercer County High School in Aledo, IL.


  • Marissa Anderson Lake Nona High School in Orlando, FL.
  • Tyler Cregger Van Buren County High School in Keosauqua, IA.
  • Annie Gortowski Kennedy High School in Chicago, IL.
  • (Catlin) Maggie (Wallace) Hoerdeman St. Maria Goretti Catholic School in Arlington, TX.
  • Ashley Lehman Marissa Junior High in Marissa, IL.
  • Maric McLean St. Mary’s School in Storm Lake, IA.
  • Alexis Phares Silver Springs International Middle School in Silver Springs,  MD.
  • Amanda Stewart Spoon River Valley CUSD #4 in London Mills, IL.


  • Ashley (Hill) Eddington Cuba High School in Cuba, IL.
  • Ashley Grady Westchester Middle School in Westchester, IL.
  • Jessica (Burke) Ingold Unity High School in Tolono, IL.
  • Jeramie Okoh West Prairie Junior High in West Prairie, IL.
  • Josh Peschang Riverdale High School in Port Byron, IL.
  • Tamika Robinson United Township High School in East Moline, IL
  • Katie Walsh Kankakee High School in Kankakee, IL.


  • Kimberly Ackers Ramstein AFB Childcare in Germany.
  • Presley DiNardi Dee-Mack High School in Mackinaw, IL
  • Dan Kopping Burlington Community High School in Burlington, IA.
  • MaryBeth (Hornbaker) Stewart Illini Bluffs High School in Mapleton, IL. 


  • Chad Blair Bushnell Prairie-City High School in Bushnell, IL.
  • Stephanie Gilbert Eisenhower High School in Decatur, IL.
  • Noelle Johnson St. Anne Parish School in Barrington, IL.
  • Meg (Kelly) Madera Reavis High School in Burbank, IL.
  • Reilly Maloney-Hilgenbrinck Staley High School in East Kansas City, MO.
  • Kylee (Palmer) MaassenWright City High School in Wright City, MO.


  • James Black Teaching English in Japan.
  • Thomas Boyd Burlington Community High School in Burlington, IA.
  • Annie (Supalla) Boyer Northlake Middle School in Northlake, IL.
  • Kelsey (Mc Guire) Brakefield Mt. Eden High School in Hayward, CA.
  • Caitlin Christmas Lyman High School in Orlando, FL.
  • Michael Davenport El Capitan High School in Merced, CA.
  • Teli Fedele Monmouth-Roseville Junior High in Roseville, IL.
  • Allison Janacek Granger Middle School in Aurora, IL.
  • Jenni (Mitchell) Waller Macomb Junior High School in Macomb, IL.


  • Kasey Gallager Marion Central High School in Marion IL.
  • Ashley Hurley Hancock County High School in Carthage, IL.
  • Johnathan Pontarelli Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL.
  • Danielle Reagle West Liberty Middle School in West Liberty, IA.
  • Paige (Brinkman) Timmerman Salem Community School, Salem, IL.


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Contact Information

English Education Program
Department of English
1 University Circle
124 Simpkins Hall
Macomb, IL 61455-1390

Phone: 1 (309) 298-1511

If you wish to contact an individual faculty member, see our faculty directory.