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Mrs. Angela Arnold

Tech Center Supervisor

After graduating from Pekin Community High School, I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education.   I have spent most of my career in education in District 108.  In 2009, I attended Bradley University and completed my Administration degree.   

I am married and have two sons, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. 

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Mrs. Joanna Carroll

Joanna is a 23-year veteran educator with a passion for technology, innovation, and creativity.  She has served in different capacities over the years including as a Technology Director, Digital Learning Coach, and a middle and elementary school teacher. Currently, she is the Facilitator of Media Services for Pekin Public Schools District 108.

Joanna is honored to be a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. In 2020, she was awarded Educator of the Year by the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. She has served as a Governing Board member for IDEA and was the 2018-19 Co-Chair for the Amplify Innovation Student Showcase.

Joanna’s greatest joy in life is her family!  She loves spending time with her husband, Brian, and their two children, Abbey and Brody.  Boating, hiking, and raising money for the St Jude Children's Research Hospital are shared family passions. 

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Mrs. Christina Curtis

Central Office Secretary

After staying home with my four children I came back to work in 2009 with Pekin District 108 where I was hired at Willow Primary School.  There I was the Title 1 Paraprofessional for 1 year before being placed as the Learning Center Paraprofessional until 2015.  In January of 2015,  I moved to the Tech Center where I became the Tech Center Secretary until September of 2016 when I transfered to the position of Central Office Sectretary.

I am married and have four children.

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Ms. Lisa Applegate

Network Administrator

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Mr. Louie Penning

Chief Technician

I started with the district as an Illinois Central College intern in 2000. I was hired on full time in 2002 for the position of Computer Technician. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield and took on the position of Chief Technician.

I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator with my CompTIA A+ and Net+ certifications.

Recently, I have gone back to UIS to obtain my Masters in Management and Information Systems.

I am a Pekin native, and a PCHS graduate. I am married with two children.

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Mrs. Lisa Regan

Tech Center Secretary

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Mr. Chris Ashbaker

Tech Support Specialist