Hi, my name is Joanie Thole. I live in Breese with my husband, Randy, and my three children, Zachary, Austin, and Karli. I earned my Bachelor's of Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1999. I have been teaching at Lebanon since 2001. I have taught both second and fifth grade. In 2012, I received a reading endorsement from McKendree University. Starting in 2014, I took the position of Title I teacher/coordinator. Summer of 2017, I started back to McKendree University to finish my masters degree in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Reading which I completed in July 2018. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. We enjoy going on Jeep rides and swimming. We also spend a lot of time at baseball, softball and basketball games and at track meets. We are also involved in the community 4-H program!
Hi, my name is Mrs. Pam Jennings. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. I studied marketing and earned a travel and tourism certificate, becoming a travel agent in St. Louis for several years. My husband, Michael and I moved to Melbourne, FL in 1991 and I made a career change to sales and management of an apartment community in Florida. While there, we enjoyed sailing and scuba diving. I have two children, Michael and Jessica and we have lived in Lebanon since 2000. After teaching my children how to read and write, I realized how much I enjoyed teaching children. I started substituting in the district in 2005. I received a para-professional certificate and was hired with the district in 2007. I have worked with individual students with special needs and later in Pre-K until 2010. It was then, I was offered a position in the Title I classroom to work with small reading and math groups. Everyday, I look forward and enjoy being with our students. I love engaging them and watching them grow and develop a love for reading and math. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Yolanda Gibson and I am so excited to be in Title I this year. I have a bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership and have worked in various school districts as a study hall monitor, teacher's assistant and a substitute teacher for the past eleven years. My family and I came to the area via the military as I am originally from Louisiana. My husband Gregory and I have two sons Greg and Josiah and a beautiful granddaughter, Adrianna Concetta. I love to travel, spend time with family, cook new foods, and experience new adventures. Email her at email@example.com