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Mr. Luke Arnsman

My name is Luke Arnsman and this will be my first year as principal at Jefferson Primary School.  I am excited to join the Jefferson school community and welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. It is my honor to work with such a dedicated staff and community to provide an excellent education to all students.

This will be my 16th year as an educator and 8th with District 108.  I completed my undergraduate work at Western Illinois University in 2004 and my graduate work in 2009 from Western Illinois University.  I started my career in Washington, Illinois where I taught language arts and coached basketball for eight years. I have been in District 108 for seven years as an assistant principal at Broadmoor Junior High School and Wilson Intermediate School.  

I am married with three fantastic kids and am fortunate to call Pekin home.  My wife is a speech therapist in the East Peoria School District and my children keep us busy with their various activities outside of school.  In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, coaching youth sports, and being outdoors.  

I look forward to helping each of our students achieve their goals and reach their dreams.