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Jeff Abell
JH/HS Principal
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Family: My wife Kristy and I have been married for 26 years.  Kristy is currently a pharmacist at Walmart after spending over 20 years at Shopko. Kristy and I have four children. Our oldest daughter, Ellie is a sophomore at IC majoring in education with an emphasis in advanced mathematics. Katie is a freshman at Millikin and is majoring in occupational therapy. Our son Gus is a sophomore at Routt and our youngest, Adam, is in the sixth grade at Our Saviour. 

Principalship: Prior to becoming the Principal here at Meredosia-Chambersburg I spent two  years as the Jr-Sr High Principal at Palmyra-Northwestern.

Teaching/Coaching: I spent 19 years teaching and coaching in Scott County. I started teaching at Bluffs in the Fall of 1998 were I taught PE and Drivers Education for 10 years.  I was the head boys basketball coach, 6 years, and an assistant football coach for the Meredosia-Chambersburg, Bluffs, Griggville-Perry Co-op for four years. I spent 9 years teaching at Winchester.  I was the head boys basketball for West Central for 13 years an assistant football coach 6 years. I spent two years of teaching high special education at New Berlin after graduating from SIUE.

College: Currently attending UIS seeking certification for School Superintendent and SCBO

UIS class of 2017 - Masters in Educational Leadership 

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Class of 1996 - BS - Physical Education/Driver Education 

Military: 21 years with the Air national Guard, Retired in 2010 at the rank of Master Sergeant  



Phone: 217.584.1744 Email: Jeff Abell Meredosia-Chambersburg Jr./Sr. High
830 Main Street Meredosia Illinois 62665