Central Primary School

August 2021

A Message from the Office...

I hope all of our Central families are enjoying these last days of summer. We have been busy working in the office in preparation for the coming year and cannot wait to open our doors for the 2021-2022 school year.

We just hosted Kindergarten back to school night and it was amazing to see all of our new Kindergarten faces as they completed a scavenger hunt and brought in supplies to meet their teacher. We are looking forward to 1st-3rd grade supply drop off on Monday, Aug. 16th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

We would like to thank Mrs. Beth Sikkema and Ms. Lisa Anderson, our CPS administrative assistants for all their hard work not only in summer preparation, but all the hard work they put in year round. We are excited and ready to kick off another great year.


Important August Dates to Remember:

Supply Drop Off: Monday, Aug. 16th, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

First Day of Student Attendance, Half Day Dismissal: Wednesday, Aug. 18th, 11:30 a.m.

First Full Day: Thursday, Aug. 19th, 3:15 p.m.

Meet the New Faces of Central Primary School

Mrs. Amanda Fluegel- 3rd grade Teacher

I grew up in Roscoe, Illinois where my husband and I both attended Hononegah Community High School. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Rockford University. After graduating, I taught 7th and 8th grade for one year and third grade for two years. My husband Dan and I have two sons named Aidan and Landon and a daughter named Addison. We have 2 Goldendoodles named Finn and Darla. My family and I love to do anything that is outdoors. We enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and biking during the summer. After 34 years in Northern Illinois, my family is in the process of relocating to Central Illinois and we are very excited to soon call Washington home.
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Mrs. Rita Mourisee- Speech Language Pathologist

I am originally from the Quad Cities Area where I worked in the Davenport Schools and Early Intervention for 10 years. I married my husband, Steve, 15 years ago and moved to Washington because of his job as a Sales Engineer. I worked for SEAPCO at Pleasant Valley Elementary in Peoria for 2 ½ years then, Francie was born and my life changed forever! Francie is now 12 and David is 9, so it is time for my “Stay-at-Home Mom” career to end and for me to start putting my speech-language pathology degree to use again.

Here’s a picture of my family in Branson this summer. We also travelled to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. It was definitely a short, busy summer!!!

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Ms. Chesey Sunderland- Kindergarten

After graduating Limestone High School in 2008, I went to ICC and then Illinois State. After college I was a substitute teacher for 3 years, an aide for 2, kindergarten teacher for 1 year and taught preschool last year. I'm originally from the Bartonville area but am moving to Metamora where my fiance and future step-children live. The most exciting thing I did this summer was adopting my little dog, Winnie.

Outside of work I tend to be a bit of a homebody and love books, movies, shows, documentaries, and embarrissing as it is...TikTok! I do love travel though and have been to 9 countries outside of the U.S.

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Ms. Rebecca Plummer-Educational Interpreter

My name is Rebecca Plummer. I graduated from Illinois Central College in 2013 from the American Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Program. I went on to study at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, majoring in Deaf Education. After graduating in 2015 I returned to the field of ASL Interpreting. I've worked for the last five years as an educational interpreter. In my spare time I enjoy reading, knitting, and cooking.
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Mrs. Alayna Miller- School Psychologist

Hello! My name is Alayna Miller and I am the new School Psychologist at Central. I will be working at both the Primary and Intermediate buildings. I earned my Specialist degree in School Psychology from Western Illinois University in 2012. In addition, I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. I come to Central with experience working in a variety of settings (urban, suburban, and rural) with students ranging from early childhood through high school ages. As the School Psychologist, I will be partnering with families, teachers, and administrators to help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Some of my responsibilities include completing special education evaluations, participating in problem-solving meetings to help create academic and/or behavioral support plans for students who may be struggling, and providing direct supports and interventions for students as needs arise. I am so excited to be joining the team at Central and look forward to a great year!!
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