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OGS Teacher Earns Masters Degree

Christy Sweet earned a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Eastern Illinois University in December 2020.

She attended classes half on line and half in the classroom.

Sweet’s future plan is to find an administrative position as a principal or an assistant principal for the 2021-2022 school year. She and her husband Alex hope to stay in the immediate area if she finds a position, but are willing to relocate for the right opportunity.

Sweet also earned a masters degree in Teaching (Instructional Strategies) from Rockford University in August 2015. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in December 1998, and an Associates of Arts Degree from Kaskaskia College in 1992.

Sweet began subbing in the West Washington County Unit District in January 1999. She took a full-time second grade teaching position at Johannisburg Grade School in March of 1999 and finished out the year. She was then hired as the Title I reading teacher for four years and split her time between Johannisburg and Okawville grade schools. In 2001-2002 she was a first grade aide in Okawville. Since then, Sweet has taught first grade the majority of the time.

Sweet has over 22 years with the West  Washington County Unit District. She has coached 5/6 grade girls basketball, 7/8 Junior High softball, High School softball, led the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, drove a bus for the district, worked as a summer custodian for 9 years, and served as Union President for 7 years.

She and her husband Alex live in rural Okawville.

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