Teachers say farewell to high school

Samantha Brown
Web Editor

Two teachers this year have decided to retire. These teachers are science teacher Mike Abegg and gifted academic lab teacher Sheryll Coulter.

Sheryll Coulter

After 19 years in the district, Coulter has decided to leave. Coulter has worked for six years at the high school and before had worked at Hixson Middle School.

Coulter is the coordinator for the gifted program and helps with the academic lab for them.

“I choose this job because the number of gifted students not graduating was too high,” said Coulter.

Coulter attended the University of Nebraska in Home Economics, got her masters at University of Alabama and her doctorate in Education Leadership at SLU.

She has been recently taking courses on Japanese and plans to go to Japan over the summer and meditate in a Zin Monastery for two months.

Mike Abegg

Abegg has taught classes like biology, anatomy and physiology as well as been the varsity assistant coach for football.

Abegg has taught for about 25-30 years, either at Webster or at Althoff Catholic in Belleville.

Through those years, Abegg has faced many problems with his health and has missed much school due to this and he wanted to address these problems.

Abegg has faced heart attacks, hip replacements, stints on his heart and knee injuries.

Abegg attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a football scholarship and also was a pitcher for the baseball team.

“Coach Abegg is one of the nest football minds I have ever been around,” said social studies teacher Scott Stallcup. “Luckily for us he will remain as our defensive coordinator and continue to be a part of our staff. Mike is a detail oriented coach who does an outstanding job directing our defense. It is an honor to coach with him.”

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