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Mrs. Crystal Eilers

Mrs. Crystal Eilers

7th & 8th grade PBL (Academy Experience Exploration)

Hello: My name is Crystal Eilers. My husband, Lee, & I live on a farm outside of Tower Hill (45 miles south of Decatur on Route 51). We have two sons: Scott, and wife Cristina; and Brian, and wife Cassandra. Altogether, we have five grandchildren:

Mackenzie, Tabitha, Serenity, Madison, Leeland, and 2 great-grandchild, James & Jackson

Teaching has always been my passion.  The first part of my career I was a stay at home mom, secretary, and bookkeeper for local businesses in the town where I grew up.  When our youngest son started high school that is when I decided that I would like to go to college and becomes a teacher.  


I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in English from the University of Illinois at Springfield

Teaching Certificate from University of Illinois at Springfield

Master of Arts in Special Education from Greenville College

Lakeland College, Mattoon, IL

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

University of Phoenix (where I am working on an endorsement as a Reading Specialist).



Special Interests: I enjoy reading, journaling, babysitting my grandchildren and going to their sporting events (baseball & football). My husband & I ride our Harley Davidson- Road King all over the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.


Teaching Experience: This is my 15th year at SDMS. Past employment: substitute teacher and Instructional Aide for the Pana School District.


Professional Affiliations:

  • International Reading Association
  • Illinois Reading Council
  • National Council of Teachers of English 
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society
  • IEA Committee for professional development

Phone: 217-362-3250

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