Phone: 217-532-3742


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. In Education from Greenville University M.S. In Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University

Mr. Cunningham

I love learning!  I began my love of learning at a young age by watching the adults in my life and exploring the outdoors.  I loved to use my imagination!  When I entered school, I really enjoyed spending time with other kids and, with some extra help, developed my love of reading.  During school, I was fascinated by literature and science.  I loved to learn about people through fiction and I loved to figure out how the world worked through science!  I also began to play sports!  I enjoyed baseball, basketball, and football even though I wasn't always the best :).  I found that I relished the chance to compete against others and measure myself against them.  I also began to appreciate both success and failure and what they could teach you!  

I went on to attend college at Greenville University.  I worked hard to get my teaching degree.  While I was at Greenville University, I spent two years in the college choir, and two years on the baseball team.  I developed an interest in understanding different kinds of people and what I could learn from them.  I also met my wife Amanda, who is the school psychologist for our district.  We have been married for 21 years.  She is caring, intelligent, and capable and I have learned a great deal about being an educator from her!

I have three children.  Their names are Mitchell, Jackson, and Kate.  They are each unique individuals and I love their desire to understand their world and their place in it.  I love watching them grow and change.

I love teaching Social Studies here at the Junior High school.  I love to watch kids learn about their world and their histories.  It is fun to watch them consider how we humans are different, and how we are the same!  I am blessed to do this job and spend time with such wonderful students.

Last Modified on December 4, 2023