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District Office/South Campus Staff

Superintendent: Jay Goble  (E-mail: jgoble@northmacschools.org)

District Office: 217-627-2915

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Jay Goble


Born and raised in Ohio, I joined the United States Air Force in 1984.  While stationed at Scott AFB I met my wife, Gerrie Ann, and we were married in 1986 and spent the next three years stationed in Alaska.   After leaving the Air Force Gerrie Ann and I moved back to Southern Illinois to raise our family.  Gerrie Ann is employed as a Civil Servant at Scott AFB.   We have two sons, Tyler who is a Biologist for the US Army Corps of Engineers at Table Rock Lake and Alexander who is an IT Specialist in the Metro East.  I started my career in Education at Lebanon CUSD as a teacher, coach, and later the Dean of Students.  I then spent 11 years in the Wesclin CUSD as a High School and Elementary School Principal.  I was the Superintendent in Benton Illinois for six years prior to my arrival at North Mac.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at McKendree University, a Masters at SIUE, and a PhD and an MBA at SIUC.  I have taught Education classes for both Lindenwood University and McKendree.  After my family, my passions are reading, running, The North Mac Panthers, & Thee Ohio State Buckeyes!

Bob Butler


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Cory Castleman


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Hello. My name is Cory Castleman and I have been with the district since August 2005.  I am married to my wife Amanda and we have two boys, Sheldon and Reed.   In my spare time, I enjoy playing/watching sports, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kaci Clark


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I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and received my Specialist in School Psychology degree from Eastern Illinois University. I interned in Auburn and Riverton through SASED and began working at North Mac High School in fall 2016. I also work in the Pawnee School District, which is where I grew up. I wanted to study psychology starting in eighth grade and decided to specialize in school psychology in order to help students, school staff, and families. My duties include standardized testing, consultation, and counseling. In my free time I enjoy going to rock concerts, drawing, scrapbooking, and bike riding.

Brady Edwards



Patti Fetter



I started at Virden School District in October 2000 and continue to work for North Mac School District as District Bookkeeper. I have lived in the Girard/Virden area my entire life, graduating from Virden HIgh School.

My husband Mike and I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren ranging in age from 1 year to 16 years. We enjoy camping and spending time with our family.

Gail Gass



I have been with North Mac school since 2004 in the cafeteria. I retired from the State Of Illinois in 2002. I am married and have one son.

David Goodall


Technology Support Specialist
After studying everything from Biology to Theology, David earned degrees in English/Writing and Computer Science. He is excited to be a part of the North Mac Tech Department. He tries to make time for boxing, canoeing and carpentry, and lives happily with his wife and daughter in Waverly, where everyone calls him Brandon.

Sharon James


I started with the district after I retired from the state in December 2000 after 35 years. I have worked as an aide and a cook in the cafeteria. I am originally from Pinckneyville, Illinois and relocated to Springfield, Illinois. I have a daughter named Amy and a son named Andrew, as well as 2 grandchildren. I enjoy walking, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with my family in my spare time.

Teresa Jorn



Aprille Kuhar


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I started with the North Mac District in December of 2017. I am a long time resident of Girard, graduating from Girard High School in 2002.  My husband Mike and I have a daughter, Allison and a dog Chase.  We enjoy camping and traveling.  I am excited to serve the faculty, staff, and families of the North Mac School District. 

Jon Langellier


Director of District Technology

I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have a Master's degree in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University. I have been teaching in this district since 1993.
I enjoy watching, coaching and anything related to basketball. My wife Angie and I have 3 kids, our daughter is the oldest and the younger two are boys. I have enjoyed every year I have worked for this district.

Paul Longerbon



Colleen Meadows


  SASED Coordinator

Amy McKarnen


  Bus Driver/Cafeteria
I have been with the North Mac District since the 2012 school year as a Bus Driver, and I also help in the cafeteria. I grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois and relocated to this area 9 years ago. I have two children named Tyler and Nathan and they also go to school here. We have 1 dog named Max. I enjoy walking, shopping, bike riding, and doing activities with my children.

Melissa O'Neal


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Kevin Patrick


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I started in August 2000. I enjoy working here and enjoy fishing NASCAR, and baseball. I have two sisters, Misty and Angie and one brother, Tim. I enjoy going on family trips and hanging out with friends and family.

Sarah Raynor



District Curriculum Director
In 1999, I began teaching as a Special Education teacher.  I worked in the Girard School District as a teacher, and became an administrator in 2006.  After serving as an Elementary Principal for North Mac, I joined the Jacksonville School District in 2012 as Principal at Murrayville-Woodson.  From 2014-2018, I served as the Curriculum Director for JSD #117.  In the summer of 2018, I returned to North Mac as the Curriculum Director.  It is an honor to be serving the community that my family resides, and to be a part of North Mac Nation once again!  

Vanessa Reinhart


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Mom of 3 Claire, MaryKate, Joe. Husband Tom. He graduated from the U of I in 1991 with a Masters in Civil and Structural  Engineering. He currently works as the Macoupin County engineer. I received my degree from Black Hawk School of Nursing in the Quad Cities in 1996. I have worked at St. John's hospital, Trinity Medical center in Rock Island ,Il and Dr. Crabtree office in Chatham, Il. All in Family practice and Maternal child nursing. I have worked at North Mac full time for 8 years and I have worked as a float nurse for Ball-Chatham and Girard High School districts before becoming full time here at North Mac. We have a very active family in our community, church, and with school sports. We enjoy boating, camping and the outdoors. My hobbies are working in the landscaping , flower gardens and shopping.

Michael Riffey


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In January of 1997 I started as a custodian for Virden High School.  I moved to a maintenance position in 2005.  Upon consolidation, I became responsible for maintenance of the North Campus. I live with my wife, Melonee, and two children.  We have three cats and one spoiled dog.

JoDee Rutherford


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My name is JoDee Rutherford. I am originally from Carlinville and graduated from Carlinville High School. I started working in the cafeteria in Girard in 1997 as a part time cook. I became the Head Cook in 2001. I married my husband Zane in 1982 and we have 2 children, Amanda and Zach, who both graduated from Girard High School. I also have a beautiful granddaughter named Hayden. My husband and I live on a farm outside of Girard. In my free time I enjoy baking, traveling, and going to the beach.

Dawn Tate


  Aide/Bus Driver

Kim Viano


  School Psychologist
I began working in the Virden School District in the spring of 1997.  Prior to this, I worked for Pekin High School as well as in Auburn, Divernon and Riverton School Districts.  In August 2006, I joined the staff in the Girard District and have been working in these two communities since then.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.  I also enjoy reading, cooking and baking.   As a runner,  I compete in many distance races.  I truly enjoy working with the students, parents and staff at North Mac.  There is no greater reward than helping students believe in their own ability to achieve and succeed.  

Nina VanBuskirk



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Nancy Young


I have been working with the district since 1992 as a Cook in the cafeteria. I grew up in Carlinville, Illinois and graduated from Carlinville High School. I’ve been married 40 years and now live in Virden. My husband and I have 3 kids together, and I have 5 grandkids with 1 on the way. I enjoy swimming, walking, baseball, football, and basketball.