L. Babcock pic

My name is Lindsay Babcock and I am excited to be teaching Special Education at JES. This will be my first year at JES. I grew up in Vandalia, IIL and then attended Kaskaskia Community College to receive my associate’s degree before transferring to Eastern Illinois University.

M. Buescher pic

My name is Megan Buescher, and I am a new 6th grade teacher at JES! I recently graduated from EIU with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching experience here at JES in 5th grade so your child may already know me! However, they would have known me as Miss . Fisher.

K. Coulibaly pic

My name is Kayci Coulibaly. I will be teaching 6th grade math, science, and social studies. I am originally from the Neoga area and after many years of teaching in different states, I have returned to my roots in central Illinois. This milestone year will mark 10 years that I have been teaching.

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My name is Brianna Gaston and I am a 5th grade teacher at JES. This will be my first full year as a teacher. I graduated from EIU in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I was born and raised in Shelbyville, so Charleston has felt like home. I am looking forward to a great year.

M. King pic

My name is Michelle King, and I am a new LBS 1 teacher at Jefferson Elementary. I received my bachelor degree and masters from EIU. This year will be my 11th year teaching special education and my first year in the Charleston school district. I am looking forward to this new adventure.

L. Schmidt pic

My name is Mr. Logan Schmidt, and while I am a third year music educator, this is my first year joining the CUSD#1. I am a lover of all music, though I do have a soft spot for certain genres. I am a singer trained in musical theater and opera, and I enjoy playing guitar, ukulele, and piano.