Mrs. Stacy Bowen earned her bachelor's degree in History from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 1999. She went on to earn her master's degree in English with an emphasis on The Teaching of Writing in 2005 also from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Ms. Bowen began teaching at LLCC in 2006. She teaches Composition I (COM 111) and Composition II (COM 112) at the Litchfield facility. Ms. Bowen also teaches English, Literature, Mythology and three LLCC dual credit full-time at North Mac High School. In her spare time, Ms. Bowen enjoys reading, traveling and photography. The one piece of advice Ms. Bowen gives to her students is to read!
Ms. Alana Cooke holds a bachelor's degree from Blackburn College, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Illinois, a master's in education from National University and a Secondary Teaching Credential in English. Upon completion of her dissertation, Ms. Cooke will also hold a Ph.D. in Leadership and Higher Education from Saint Louis University. At LLCC-Litchfield, Ms. Cooke instructs General Psychology, Human Development and Child Psychology. In her leisure time, Ms. Cooke is the drummer in her church band and is also the superintendent over the Sunday School program. Ms. Cooke's piece of advice for her students: "Life is a journey; it's hard to move forward if you are always looking behind you."
Mr. Deabenderfer has an associate's degree from Warpen Wilson College, a bachelor's degree from Blackburn College and a master's degree from Sangamon State University. Mr. Deabenderfer began teaching for LLCC in the fall of 1992 and continues to teach Composition I (COM 111) and Composition II (COM 112). Prior to his retirement, Mr. Deabenderfer taught American Literature, creative writing, sports journalism, and composition at Hillsboro High School. He also coached freshman basketball and was the soccer coach for the first seven years of the program. In addition to teaching at LLCC, Mr. Deabenderfer serves on the Montgomery County Board, writes a monthly column (Ramblings), covers Hillsboro High School sports for The Journal-News and spends as much time as possible with his three grandchildren. The one piece of advice Mr. Deabenderfer has for his students is to attend class with a serious approach to learning and what one learns is more important than the degrees one can list.
Mrs. Ferguson is pursing a master's degree in Nursing from Milliken University. She currently holds a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Evansville. Mrs. Ferguson teaches the nurses assistant (CNA) course and also licensed practical nurse (LPN) courses. Her career with LLCC began in 2005. Mrs. Ferguson enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, and counted cross-stitch. She is also active in her church community and enjoys playing board games with friends and family. Mrs. Ferguson's advice to students is that what you get out of life depends upon what you put into it - this holds true in the classroom as well!
Mrs. Joiner earned her bachelor's degree in English/Communications from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She later went on to earn her Teaching Certificate from Blackburn College. Mrs. Joiner began teaching Developmental English (COM 099) for LLCC in 2005. In her spare time, Mrs. Joiner enjoys spending time with her family, reading and attending auctions. Enter every class willing and eager to learn is the piece of advice Ms. Joiner gives her students. She feels you will find use for the material at some point no matter the course.
Mrs. Lazenby holds a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She began teaching CNA courses at LLCC in the fall of 2004. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Lazenby serves as secretary of her church and is also very involved with the food pantry. Mrs. Lazenby and her husband, Larry, have twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter. In her spare time, Mrs. Lazenby enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, quilting and camping. She feels it is important for students to "set goals and keep pressing on until they are reached."
Ms. Lewis has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and a master's degree from Illinois State University. Ms. Lewis has been teaching Composition I (COM 111) and Composition II (COM 112) at LLCC since the spring of 2000. Reading is what Ms. Lewis does in her spare time. The piece of advice Ms. Lewis gives to her students is don't skip class - period!
Mr. Matthews holds a bachelor's degree from Spring Arbor University and a master's degree and adminstrative certification from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Since 1997, Mr. Matthews has been teaching History of Western Civilization and United States History at LLCC-Litchfield. Tennis, golf and antinque collecting are what Mr. Matthews likes to do in his spare time. The piece of advice Mr. Matthews gives to his students is to work hard and play hard.
Mrs. McCoy earned her bachelor's degree in Business Education from Eastern Illinois Univeristy, her master's degree in Instructional Technology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Mrs. McCoy began teaching for LLCC in 1985. She currently instructs Computer Applications and Instructional Technology at LLCC-Litchfield. In her spare time, Mrs. McCoy enjoys exercising, traveling and reading mystery/detective books. Ms. McCoy encourages her students to take pride in the work they do and to give 100% effort.
Mr. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in Biology and Math from Western Illinois University, a master's degree in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and an Administrative Certification also from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. In the Fall 2010, Mr. Ryan began teaching Developmental Math at LLCC-Litchfield. Although retired from Mt. Olive High School, Mr. Ryan still enjoys coaching the MOHS wrestling team. This is his 42nd year coaching at MOHS. The advice Mr. Ryan would like to give to his students is to attend class, take notes and do your homework.
Mrs. Stoecker earned her bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She also has a master's degree from Alaska Pacific University. Mrs. Stoecker began teaching at LLCC in the spring of 2002. Her area of expertise is developmental reading. Reading, sewing and gardening are how Mrs. Stoecker spends her spare time. Her piece of advice for students is to not skip class.