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1960's - 1970's - 1980's - 1990's - 2000

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Below are updates from fellow School of Education alums that have recently started new careers, been promoted, won awards, and retired, among other achievements.

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JoAnn Richter-Hill '62
was named a clinical consultant in Swansea.


Patricia Sims '72, '92, '01
was hired as the part-time supervisor for the South Macoupin Service Area for Special Education.

Edna Sommars '73 and her husband Louis recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Mary Karban '75, '91 received a Peabody/ Logos Leaders in Education Award.


Terry Moeller '81 is the new assistant football coach at Belleville West High School.

Steven Wooley '87 of Southwestern High School is the Coach of the Year for Small School Girls Basketball.


Russell Witzig '90, '00 was named Wresting Coach of the Year by Belleville News Democrat.

Gina Segobiano '91 is the new superintendent of Jerseyville School District.

Michelle Janes '92 won a Gold Apple Award for being an outstanding teacher in St. Clair County.

Allen Kirgan '93 was named a 2009-2010 Wrestling Coach of the Year by Belleville News Democrat.

Derek Hacke '97 is the new principal at Highland High School.

Patricia Hanna '98 is the new cross country and track and field coach at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO.

Brian Mentzer '98, '02 was named superintendent at Millstadt District 160.

Jennifer Filyaw '99 was named to the 'Top 40 under 40' by the St. Louis Business Journal for 2010.

Mary Ann Johnson '99 was named the new principal at Huffman Elementary School in Cahokia.

Matthew Noyes '99, '07, '09 received a Peabody/ Logos Leaders in Education Award.


Andrea Butler '00 was promoted to assistant vice president of special assets at TheBANK of Edwardsville.

Ronald Ferrell '00, '03 is the new principal at Officer Elementary School in East St. Louis.

Linda Putz '00 is the new principal at St. Mary/St. Augustine Catholic School in Belleville.

Cathie Buller '01 was named principal of Triad Middle School in Troy, IL.

Ryan Sackett '01
was named head coach of the Blackburn College Beavers softball team.

Mark Bradley Skertich '01 was named superintendent of Southwestern school district.

Richard Bickel '02 was named principal at O'Fallon Township High School.

Wanakee Conrad '02 is the new principal at Bush Elementary School in East St. Louis.

Matthew Stines '03 was named the superintendent of Grant District 110 in Fairview Heights.

Erin Taylor '04 was elected to the steering committee of Division I - Language, Learning and Education Special Interest Group of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Carla Lasley '06 is the new principal at Grant Middle School in Fairview Heights.

Jamerson McCloskey '06 is the new principal for Jefferson Elementary School in Belleville.

Angela Greene '07, '09 is the new Special education speech therapist in the Staunton School District.

Travis Klein '07 is the new principal at Illini Elementary School in Fairview Heights.

Darin Loepker '07 is the new principal at High Mount School in Swansea.

Robert Canada '08 received a Peabody/Logos Leaders in Education Award.

Kayli Niehaus '09 is the new Special Education Pre-School At-Risk teacher in the Staunton School District.