/About Glenwood Middle School / Administrators
Mrs. Christine Lehnen, Principal
Mrs. Christine Lehnen is beginning her second year as Principal at Glenwood Middle School. She was previously an Assistant Principal/Special Education Coordinator at Glenwood High School, and before that, she was a Special Education Teacher, and Coordinator for Ball-Chatham. After graduation from Monmouth High School, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College, and her Master’s degree in Education Administration from ISU.
Mrs. Lehnen says the best part about being in education is working with students and their families as well as coming alongside amazing colleagues to assist students in their educational journey. “Being able to help students and staff reach their goals, gain confidence in their own abilities, and celebrate their successes is a reward that is immeasurable,” she says.
Mrs. Lehnen also believes there are challenges in education today, particularly, “To always remain current in our instructional practices to meet the needs of a student population that continues to change in the way that they learn and then to make those skills relevant in the community to which they will contribute after they graduate.”
She is married to Trevor, and together they have four children: Sydney, Luke, Katelyn, and Blake. On her own time, she enjoys attending her kids’ sporting events, working in her yard, and spending time with her family.
Steve Rembusch, Assistant Principal
Mr. Steve Rembusch has been named Assistant Principal at Glenwood Middle School. He previously served as Assistant Principal at Chatham Elementary School beginning in 2013 and prior to that, as an elementary teacher for nine years. He began his career in Eagar, Arizona where he taught fifth grade. From there he came home to Chatham to teach fourth grade and coach varsity football. He has been employed by the District for 12 years, but has been a part of the district since he was in second grade.
Mr. Rembusch graduated from Glenwood High School in 1998, and says he is very excited to continue being a part of such a wonderful district. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education through Eastern Illinois University, and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership through The American College of Education.
Mr. Ryan Green, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Mr. Ryan Green is an Assistant Principal at both Glenwood Middle School and Glenwood High School. Mr. Green previously served the Ball-Chatham School District an Assistant Principal at GHS; and prior to that he served as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at GMS.
Mr. Green is a 1997 graduate of Glenwood High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree at MacMurray College and his Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
In 2014, he was named the Region Assistant Principal of the Year, and is also a Nationally Certified Athletic Administrator.
About his profession, he says, “From athletics to academics, my position allows me to work with students in many different ways. I am able to spend time with students to mentor them through the challenging situations that every middle school and high school student experiences. Social media, in my mind, can provide challenges not only for our students, but professionally as well.”
He and his wife, Aimee, have two boys, Camden and Brody. On his own time, he enjoys playing basketball and coaching for his boys’ teams.
Mrs. Alyssa Myren, Special Education Administrator
Mrs. Alyssa Myren has taught special education in the Chicago Public Schools, and at Glenwood Elementary and Glenwood Intermediate Schools.
After graduating from Franklin High School, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in Special Education. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree from American College of Education in Educational Leadership.
Alyssa says that she enjoys assisting students and families in navigating the special education process and making sure that all students with special needs receive appropriate placement, interventions, and accommodations. “I also enjoy working with the teachers and exploring real world opportunities for our students,” she says.
Alyssa is married to Joseph, and together they have a son, Jace. On her own time she likes reading and spending time with family and friends.