Fisher Grade School Staff


Mrs. Rachel Aupperle is a native to central Illinois: she grew up in Fairbury. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign in Vocal Music Education. Starting her career, she taught Kindergarten through 12th grade vocal and general music for four years in the Roanoke-Benson School District. While there, she also directed two musicals, produced two madrigal dinners and was a high school cheerleading coach. Mrs. Aupperle…


Mrs. Bloomstrand graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has taught five years at Fisher Grade School. She taught kindergarten her first year and sixth grade her second year. She is starting her sixth year at FGS as the Title I/ RtI Reading teacher.

Mrs. Bloomstrand is from Paxton and resides there with her husband, Kyle. They have a three-year old daughter, Kinley and just…


Mrs. Brake was raised in a little town in Ford County called Roberts. Always knowing she wanted to be a teacher, Mrs. Brake graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Reading. Mrs. Brake was a teacher aide for one year, 1980-1981, in second grade at Paxton. When she heard of an opening in Fisher, she jumped on it. It turned out to be…


Miss Brown grew up in Mahomet, IL. She attended Illinois State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. This will be her second year at Fisher Grade School, teaching 1st grade while also coaching junior high cheerleading. She feels very lucky to start her career at Fisher.

 

Miss Brown currently lives in Mahomet, IL. In her free time she loves to…


Mrs. Burk was born and raised in Fisher.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1994 with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Business.   In 2010, she added a K-9 teaching certificate through the Millikin Pace Program.  This is her third year of teaching, in which all have been at Fisher.  Mrs. Burk taught 5th grade for one year and is in her second…


Mrs. Clemmons is from Fisher, IL, and graduated from Fisher High School. She received an undergraduate degree as well as a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. She has previously taught 5th and 6th grades, and is currently a 4th grade teacher. This is her 23rd year of teaching, and all of those years have been here at Fisher Grade School. Mrs. Clemmons and her husband Marvin have 5…


Mrs. Cox grew up on a farm in Fisher and graduated from Fisher High School in 1979.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1983 from the University of Illinois in Elementary Education with an area of concentration in language arts.  She has taught 1 year of…


Mrs. Drollinger grew up in Mahomet, IL and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. She then completed her Masters of Science degree in Education Administration at Eastern Illinois University.  Following graduation she taught two years as a Kindergarten and first grade teacher in 2008-2010 at Fisher Grade School. And she's very excited about…

My name is Julie Edwards and I am from Paxton, Illinois.  I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and then later attained my Elementary Education certification.  I taught Special Education for nine years and then have taught Second Grade for the past 21. 

My hobbies include spending time with my husband Kurt, and our two children, Austin, Ally, and my daughter-in-law, Alisha, relaxing at…


Mrs. Forbes grew up right here in Fisher, where her parents Mary and David Hubbell still live. She graduated from FHS in 2008. She attended the University of Illinois and earned a degree in Elementary Education with an area of concentration in Psychology. This is her second year teaching, but first year in kindergarten. Previously she taught 5th Grade in Bismarck-Henning. She currently lives in Rantoul with her husband Andy…


Mrs. Friedlein grew up in Le Roy, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Library Science Education from Illinois State University, with a minor in History. After teaching in the Wapella and Clinton school districts, she started teaching in Fisher in 2000. This is her 25th year of teaching with 14 of those years at Fisher. She is the district Librarian, working with Kindergarteners through Seniors. She is…


FGS welcomes Laura Lewandowski to our staff.  Laura will be our K-2 Special Services teacher.


Ms. Nelson is from Bourbonnais, IL.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University, where she majored in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Psychology.    Ms. Nelson has taught for 21 years, with 16 of those in Fisher.  Marla is a member of the P.I.E. committee and has served as a mentor to new teachers in the district. She has previously served on the Climate Committee and the Curriculum Committee, where…


Mrs. Nuss grew up up on Champaign, Illinois.  She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1988 earning a B.S. in Education with a minor in Early Childhood.  Mrs. Nuss taught 1st grade for 6 years in Donovan, Illinois. Mrs. Nuss has been teaching at Fisher for 22 years.  She has taught 1st , 2nd and 3rd grade. Mrs. Nuss is on the Principals's Advisory…

Brian Linsner grew up in Champaign, IL. He received his degree in Physical Education and Health K-12 from Olivet Nazarene University, where he also played soccer for the Tigers. In his first year with Fisher Grade School, Mr. Linsner teaches Physical Education while also coaching Junior…


Mr. Todd Metzger will be joining our staff as our new 4th grade teacher.  He recently graduated from the University of Illinois where he majored in Elementary Education with consentrations in Math and Social Sciences.  Todd also served as one of the Managers of the Mens Basketball Team at the U of I for the past 4 years.  Todd will bring some of the skills that he learned at the…


Mr. Palmer grew up in Villa Grove, Illinois. He received his Elementary Education Degree from Millikin University (Decatur, IL) where he also played football. He taught third grade at Fisher Grade School for 4 years. This year Mr. Palmer will be transitioning to a career in school administration as he assumes his new role as Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Fisher Jr/Sr High…


Mrs. Remington grew up in Rantoul, Illinois and graduated from Rantoul High School in 1982.  She attended Illinois State University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Language Arts. After graduation Mrs. Remington taught in Bradley, Il and Rantoul, Il for 12 ½ years before joining the faculty at Fisher Grade School in 1998 as 5th Grade Teacher.

In 2006 Mrs. Remington received…


Mrs. Shepherd grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She moved to Illinois when she was 15 years old, and went to Stark County High School in Toulon, Illinois.  She graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a BS in Elementary Education.  She also obtained her MS in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University in…


Mrs. Shields was born and raised in Fairbury, IL and graduated from Fairbury-Cropsey High School.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from ISU in Special Education and a Master’s Degree also from ISU in Reading.  She has taught special education at FGS for 28 years. 

Mrs. Shields is married to Bryan and he farms in the Foosland area.  He is also the Drummer Township Road Commissioner. 

They have 2 grown daughters.


Amber was born and raised in southern Illinois.  She graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in elementary education and endorsement in psychology.  She currently lives here in Fisher and has taught at FGS for the past nine years.  Amber enjoys spending time with her…


Mrs. Turek grew up in Decatur, Illinois. She taught Pre-Kindergarten in the Decatur Public Schools for five years, and this will be both her first year as part of Fisher Grade School and her first year teaching Kindergarten. Mrs. Turek graduated in 2010 from Illinois State University and her major was Early Childhood Education.…


Mrs.Van Deven grew up near Chicago in Brookfield, Illinois. She received her Elementary Education degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and her LBS1 at National-Louis University. Mrs.Van Deven taught at Northwest Academy for 3 years with special needs students. She is married to Bob and they have two daughters ages 5 and 3. The Van Deven family lives in Heyworth, IL.

When Mrs. Van Deven is not at work,…


Mr. Vincent is originally from Kewanee, IL. (Home of Good’s Furniture.) He did is undergraduate studies at Eastern Illinois University where he majored in Elementary education as well as receiving a minor in Chemistry. He continued his education at Illinois State University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Design (ITD). Mr. Vincent has been teaching for 15 years. He taught 1 year in Houston, TX and…