February Staff Member of the Month




Erin Schackmann is the winner of the random drawing for the February “staff member of the month” at St. Elmo CUSD #202.  Erin teaches Computer Concepts, Advance Math, and Jr. High Homeroom at St. Elmo Jr./Sr. High School. She also teaches Intro. to Business, which is a Dual Credit course.

This is Ms. Schackmann’s first year in the district.  She previously taught Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II at Effingham High School.

When asked what she likes best about her job, Erin said that the students make her job fun and entertaining.  She also stated that the class sizes at St. Elmo allow her to form great relationships with the students.

Ms. Schackmann’s hobbies include running, being outside, and spending time with her family.  She grew up in Newton, IL and was one of four children.

Ms. Schackmann shared that, at a young age, her mother went back to school to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in accounting and then became a Certified Public Accountant.  She said that seeing how education impacted their family is what inspired her to become a teacher. 

Erin said that she is very close to her family, and on weekends, she loves to spoil her 1-year-old nephew, and she also enjoys “giving her dad a hard time”. 

Ms. Schackmann will receive a $10 gift card, compliments of Casey’s.  Congratulations, Ms. Schackmann!