Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!!!!

posted Aug 11, 2018, 3:55 PM by Charla Stieren   [ updated Aug 11, 2018, 4:02 PM ]
My name is Charla Stieren (pronounced "stern").  This is my eighth year teaching in Chatham and my seventh year teaching fifth grade.  My husband Ted and I live in Chatham and have three children. Emily is a junior at Western Illinois University this year, Madison is a freshman at GHS, and Isaac is a seventh grader at GMS.  We also have a dog named Pete, a cat named Repeat, a hermit crab named Shell-don, and a fish named Dante.  

I am originally from the Springfield area and graduated from Ursuline Academy.  I then got my bachelor's degree from DePaul University and my master's from Benedictine University.  

I like to keep lines of communication open as much as possible.  If you should have any questions throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact me at cstieren@bcsd5.org.  In an emergency or when a student needs immediate help with something, I don't mind being reached by text at 217-553-4097.  When texting, please let me know who you are and the details of your question and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  

 I look forward to helping your child grow this school year and am very excited to see them progress through this fun and exciting year!