Open Accessibility Menu

JoEllen Pensinger


Husband: Greg Pensinger

Daughters: Hallie Bleau (Geoff) and Captain Chelsea Statler (Teigh)

Grandchildren: Adelise Bleau and Thomas Bleau

Educational Background:

  • Graduated from Wenona High School in Wenona, Illinois
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Graduate Degree in Education Administration from Western Illinois University


Worked in the Bushnell-Prairie City School District from 1978-2015; Elementary School Principal her final 11 years.

Joined the Regional Office of Education in 2016 and worked there from 2016-2021 and 2022-present

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Organizations:

  • Bushnell United Methodist Church – Administrative Council Chair, Choir Director
  • Bushnell Community Bell Choir Director
  • Bushnell Backpack Program Board of Directors
  • Bushnell United Women in Faith
  • Bushnell Arts Council – Secretary
  • Bushnell Food Pantry – Volunteer
  • Bushnell Woman’s Club – Vice President

MDH Board of Directors Member:

January 2024–Present