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Regional Office of Education Staff

The staff of Regional Office of Education #17 is dedicated to being of service for your questions about the 30 public school districts we serve along with the various private school options available.

Mark Jontry, Regional Superintendent

The Honorable Mark Jontry was elected into office in November 2008 after serving as Assistant Regional Superintendent.  Mark assists districts in Health/Life Safety, Illinois School Code and legislative issues concerning schools, students and community.  He is the office contact for all building permits, safety concerns and community initiatives.  Mark serves on the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents Health/Life Safety committee and is chairperson of the By-laws committee.  He is a Eureka graduate and has his master's in Education Administration and Foundations from Illinois State University. He has been in education for over twenty years.

  • Legislative Issues
  • Health/Life Safety
  • School Board Issues

Dr. Diane Wolf, Assistant Regional Superintendent
309-888-5120 ext. 1202

Dr. Diane Wolf has served ROE # 17 for the last 13 years, first as the Professional Development Coordinator and for the last six as Assistant Superintendent of Schools. . Diane assists districts in licensure issues, professional development and curriculum development. She serves on various committees for United Way of McLean County, Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents and is proud to be an Illinois State University Redbird.  She received her Doctorate in Education; Master's in Educational Administration and Foundations and Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Secondary Education all from ISU.  She has been in education for twenty three years.

  • Professional Development
  • Compliance
  • Administrator Certification

Shelia Diaz, STAR Adult Literacy

  • ​STAR Adult Literacy Program (Secretary of State Grant)

Angie Fox, Business Manager
309-888-5120 ext. 1203

  • Accounting Officer
  • HILIA Billing

Debra Honegger, ELA Instructional Coach
309-888-5120 ext. 1204

  • Instructional Coaching
  • English Language Arts

Emily Kull, Transition Specialist
309-888-5120 ext. 1210

  • Manage STEP Program
  • Assist with transitions for students with special needs

Kevin Jones, Instructional Coach

  • Restorative Practice/Restorative Justice Training

Sue Lootens, Administrative Assistant

  • Assist the Transition Specialist team

Donna Lynn, Licensure Specialist
309-888-5120 ext, 1206

  • Teacher Certification
  • School Records
  • Personnel compliance visits

Kelly Nyert, Assistant to Diane Wolf
309-888-5120 ext. 1208

  • Professional Development / graduate credit
  • Calendar scheduler
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Payroll

Kimberly Maddox-Reihl, Educational Programming Coordinator
309-828-5807 Extension 1214

  • ​JDC School Program
  • Truancy Program
  • Homeless Program

Randy Merker, District Specialist
309-888-5807 ext.  1207

  • Financial Guidance for Superintendents
  • Shared Services (Paper Cooperative, Fuel Cooperative, CSFT)

Victoria Padilla, Assistant to Regional Superintendent
309-888-5120 ext. 1209

  • School Code
  • Health/Life Safety
  • Home School
  • School Calendars

Angela Riethmaier, Administrative Assistant
309-888-5120 ext. 1200

  • GED Diplomas and Transcripts
  • Bus Driver Training
  • Paper Cooperative
  • Substitute and Paraprofessional certification

Marie Yoder, Transition Specialist Assistant
309-888-5120ext. 1213

  • Assist Transition Specialist