Jordan Carter

I grew up in Sigourney. I played two years of college softball & volleyball at Marshalltown CC. I finished college at William Penn playing volleyball. I currently live in Hayesville with my fiance & our two dogs, Duke and Ollie. I'm excited to be a Panther.

- Jordan Mohs

Matt Guise

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from ISU. I also attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago, where I met my wife Beth (Gentry) Guise, a Pekin graduate (Class of 1997). I am proud to be part of the Pekin Family and excited to lead the Art Department.

- Matt Guise


I am excited to join Pekin CSD as the 7-12 School Counselor. I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, and received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northern Illinois University. Currently I live in Washington with my husband , son, daughter, and two cats.

- Vicky Graff


I was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa so I spent many summers on the Mississippi River. For college I went to SCC, my local community college, then transferred to University of Northern Iowa, where I graduated majoring in Mathematics Teaching 5-12 and a minor in Statistics/Actuarial Science.

- Lea Davis


I live near Sigourney with my husband and our two boys. I have been teaching for 7 1/2 years at the public-school level and for William Penn University as an Adjunct Professor for 2 years. I look forward to being part of the Pekin Community School District that has always been held in high regard.

- Dakota Bates


I'm excited to work with Pekin students and staff for the upcoming school year. I'm originally from Fredericksburg, Iowa, and went to college at Upper Iowa University where I played college football. My fiance and I live in Hayesville with our two dogs Duke a chocolate lab and Ollie a labradoodle.

- Gunner Mohs

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I look forward to my first year of teaching being at Pekin. I live outside of Ottumwa, close to where I grew up. I attended college at Buena Vista University. I have one dog named Ralph. I enjoy being outdoors. Go Panthers!

- Jonathan Phillips