SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School has welcomed five new staff members for the 2018-19 school year. They are: Maureen Clydesdale, Scott Dresbach, Becca Herrmann, Allie Lemrise and Erin Michaelson.
Clydesdale is the new special education teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree from SIU Edwardsville and master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. She comes to Hall after teaching at Edwardsville High School, LeRoy junior and senior high, and Eisenhower High School in Decatur.
Dresbach is the Alternative Learning Opportunity instructor. He earned his Bachelor of Science at Eastern Illinois University and his Master of Science at Chicago State University. He was the Bridge coordinator at Streator High School for the last seven years.
Herrmann joins the staff as the 21st Century Community Learning Center coordinator. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication from St. Ambrose. She is a 2014 graduate of Hall High School.
Lemrise is the new art teacher. She has previous experience at Hall when she student taught under Karen Klopcic in the old Hall building and has always hoped to return as part of the faculty. She taught the last four years in Marseilles. She earned her Associate of Sciences at Illinois Valley Community College and her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, with an endorsement in studio painting. She will be the yearbook photography coordinator and sponsor of the Yearbook Photography Club.
Michaelson is the new social studies teacher. She will be teaching U.S. history and world history. She earned her associate’s degree from Illinois Valley Community College, her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and her master’s degree from Rockford University. She previously taught at St. Bede Academy and Rochelle High School.
Classes at Hall High School started Aug. 15.