Get to Know the Staff

Mrs. Buss

Personal: My husband, Brian, and I live in Bartonville with our newborn, Dylan, and our wiener dogs, Smokey and the Bandit. While free-time is limited, I do enjoy crafting and scrapbooking.

Professional: I have been with SEAPCO for 11 years, most of that time I was the Life Skills Teacher at Limestone. This transition program is my dream job and I am so excited to watch it grow into everything I hoped it would be. 

Ms. Borland

Personal: I recently moved to Bartonville. In my free time I like to bake and do craft projects. My favorite part of the week is playing trivia with friends.

Professional: This is my seventh year of teaching and second year with SEAPCO. I have taught in both Life Skills and Cross Categorial settings. I am excited to be part of this program and help it continue to grow! My dream is to help students be successful in all settings.

Ms. Wilkins

Personal: I have a dog named Daisy and a cat named Baylee. I spoil them to death. I also am the proud great aunt to two very special twin boys Khoi and Kolten and a little girl named Remi.
Professional: I have been with Seapco for almost 19 years. I am very excited to be a part of this Transition Program. My responsibilities will be helping in classroom and job coaching in the community.

Mr. Itschner

Personal: I live in Peoria and spend a lot of time with my grandson, Aydyn, age 8. I enjoy fishing, mountain biking, and watching U of I basketball and football games.

Professional: I have an Associate's Degree from Illinois Central College. I am Paraprofessional and Job Coach for SEAPCO RISE. My responsibilities include providing instructional support for students in the classroom and coaching out at various job sites. 

Mrs. Ibeck

Personal: I am from the Bartonville area. In my free time I enjoy gardening and being with my family. I have 2 children and 2 grandgirls. 

Professional: I've been with SEAPCO now for 34 years, and this is my 2nd year with SEAPCO Rise.The team I work with is awesome. I also job coach 2 days a week. I love working with the students.

Mr. Hanlon

Personal: I live in the Mapleton area with my wife Cindy, we have 2 sons Brogan and Ethan and 2 dogs, Isabella and Chloe. I enjoy fishing, kayaking and cooking with my family and friends.
Professional: I have a Bachelors degree in Environmental Biology from Eastern Illinois University and this is my first year working at SEAPCO Rise. I am looking forward to my new career working with the Transition Program.

Mrs. Craven

Personal: My husband, three daughters, and I live in Illini Bluffs School District outside of Bartonville.  In our free time we enjoy fishing, boating, and camping with friends, family, and our family dog.   

Professional: I began my teaching career as a Early Childhood Special Education teacher.  The majority of my teaching career has been with high school special education students.  I have taught in high school Cross Categorical, Life Skills, and Emotional Disability programs. This will be my second year as a SEAPCO Special Education Administrator. 

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