Administrators

Mrs. Chelsey Ziebler, Principal

cziebler@bcsd5.org

Mrs. Chelsey Ziebler began as Principal at Glenwood Elementary School in July 2019. Mrs. Ziebler holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She has been in the field of education since 2009 and most recently served as Glenwood Middle School’s Assistant Principal. 

 

She earned the Horace Mann Rising Star of the Year Award in 2010, Springfield District 186 Superintendent’s Shining Star Award in 2011, Lanphier High School Teacher of the Month in 2016, and Lanphier High School Rose Teacher Recipient in 2017.

 

About her chosen profession, Mrs. Ziebler says, “I love working with students, families, and staff to offer a welcoming and supportive school climate and community.”

 

She is married to David, and together they have four-year-old twins. On her own time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, being outdoors, golfing, and traveling to visit different cultures and cuisines.

Mr. Daniel Lund, Assistant Principal

dlund@bcsd5.org

 

Mr. Daniel Lund has been an educator since 1999.  He has worked in the Ball-Chatham School District since 2001 as an elementary teacher and administrator.  Mr. Lund has taught third through fifth grade in the District.  While teaching in Chatham, Mr. Lund was known for the student engagement in his classroom and the integration of the 21st-century technology into the curriculum.

 

Mr. Lund grew up northwest of Chicago in Palatine, Illinois, surrounded by his three brothers and sister.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University and his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

 

Mr. Lund and his wife, Cynthia, live in Chatham with their four children; Addison, Evelyn, Nora, and Bradley.  In his free time, Mr. Lund enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid Indiana Hoosier basketball fan and cheers for the Chicago Bears and Cubs.  

 

Mrs. Traci Knisley, Special Education Administrator

tknisley@bcsd5.org

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Traci Knisley as a Special Education Administrator at Glenwood Elementary and Glenwood High Schools at their March 18th meeting. She will begin on July 1, 2020. 

 

Ms. Knisley started teaching and case managing at Glenwood High School in October of 2019. Previous to this, she taught in the Riverton School District in several different positions - both general and special education, and was the assistant high school cheerleading coach. She has also taught in the parochial school system in Springfield. 

 

Traci graduated high school from Ursuline Academy in Springfield in 2003. She then earned an Associate of Arts degree in 2005 from Lincoln Land Community College, where she received the Vice President’s Award. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 2007 from Benedictine University, where she also received the Educational Forum Award. In 2013, she earned my LBS-1 from Greenville College, and her Master’s in Educational Leadership through the American College of Education.

 

About her profession, she says, “The best thing about working in special education is seeing the progress students make academically, emotionally, and socially. Being there to facilitate learning and guide students to set and meet goals is an honor and a privilege.”

 

The most challenging part of special education are the mountains of paperwork! However, she says she enjoys studying data and looking for trends, so that makes one of the most challenging aspects of this profession enjoyable. 

 

Traci is married to her high school sweetheart, Nathan. They have been together for 19 years and married for 13 years. They have three children, Liam who is turning 11 in November; Joseph who just turned seven; and Clara who just turned four.

 

On her own time, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with her family.