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2017-18 Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

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Trophy & StarsThe 2017-18 Monticello Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced.

 

 

 

 

Brenda Scheuermann

Brenda Scheuermann
 
 
  

 

Brenda Scheuermann graduated from Monticello High School in 1973. After graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, she began her career in Decatur as a special education teacher.  While there, she started Decatur’s first class for children with autism. She moved to Austin, Texas, where she taught in the district’s first classes for students with autism. She received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees at The University of Texas at Austin, studying Autism and Emotional Disturbance. She continued her career as an educator at Texas State University where she is Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Special Education.

Throughout her career, Brenda has sought to help the most marginalized students achieve school success by studying and disseminating practices that help educators be more effective with students who are difficult to teach and included larger issues of schoolwide discipline, school safety, and juvenile justice. She now works with state and county juvenile justice agencies around the country to improve behavior programming for youthful offenders. In addition, she is leading efforts to better integrate school police as part of an overall school focus on preventive discipline. Her work has long been funded by major research grants through the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. Brenda has written books, published professional journal articles, and presented her work at international conferences.

Brenda’s family is her greatest source of joy. Brenda is married to Bill Jacobs. They have three children, Colin, Ben, and Leah, and 7 grandchildren. Brenda’s family still lives in Monticello and surrounding cities, and she returns often to visit family and friends. Monticello is a very special place for Brenda, and she is truly honored to be recognized by the school that laid the foundation for her lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

 

 

David Randall

David Randall
 
 
  

 

David Randall grew up in Monticello, Illinois.  He is a 1985 graduate of Monticello High School and an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1985 and attended Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Randall progressed through the enlisted ranks as a Boatswain’s Mate and ultimately advanced to Command Master Chief serving as the senior enlisted person onboard a command and specialized in human resource management, development, training and discipline.  He served 20 of his 30 years on sea duty and his numerous sea commands included USS CALOOSAHATCHEE (AO 98), USS YELLOWSTONE (AD 41), USS DEYO (DD 989) and USS NASSAU (LHA 4).  He served the distinction of being the Command Master Chief, the highest enlisted ranking Sailor onboard USS ROSS (DDG 71) and USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3).

The highlights of his sea career included Qualifications as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Search and Rescue Swimmer and Officer of the Deck Underway.  He was involved in Operation Desert Shield and Storm, Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
His shore commands include two tours at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk Virginia, where he served first as a tugboat captain and later as the Port Operations Senior Enlisted Leader and as the Senior Enlisted Leader at Naval Support Activity Norfolk, Virginia.

His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, seven Good Conduct Medals and various other unit commendations, theater and service medals.

In 2015 after 30 years of Naval Service Master Chief Randall retired from the Navy. David is currently employed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Generic Nuclear Instructor.  He is married to Kimberly Christman of Ticonderoga, New York and they have two children Tyler (22) and Madison (19).  They reside in Chesapeake Virginia.

 

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