PLT#3 New Staff Profiles; 6-12 Campus – Jim Miller, Andy Ploenzke

This is a continuing series profiling new teachers and staff in the PLT #3 School District.

Name – Jim Miller

Hometown– Prophetstown

Family – Wife: Tara, Kids: Joseph 19, Owen 13, Ella 9

College attended– N/A 

Subject(s) being taught–  School Resource Officer            

Jim Miller with his children Owen and Ella.

Coaching/ Extra Curricular Duties– N/A

Hobbies– Working out, going on bike rides with the family, video games, I’ll play any sport, I might not be the best, but I’ll do it. I’m also a firefighter and EMT in Prophetstown 

Past careers or jobs– I worked at U.S. Cellular for 15 years

Something you would like people to know about you– I graduated from Prophetstown in 2002. I have walked the same halls and dealt with the same issues that all kids deal with today. I can directly speak from experience and help these kids get through whatever issues are going on. 


Name – Andrew Ploenzke

Hometown- Loves Park, Illinois

Family – wife (Lori), son (David), daughter (Diane), and son-in-law (Bobby)

College attended- U.W. Whitewater for Bachelor’s Degree, N.I.U. for Master’s Degree in Secondary Education.

Andy Ploenzke returns to teaching this fall.

Subject(s) being taught-  Geometry and Algebra II              

Coaching/ Extra Curricular Duties-  None

Hobbies- Bible reading and studying, helping out at my local church, walking, tennis

Past careers or jobs-  Pastor in Prophetstown for 12 years.  Before that, I was a High School Math teacher for 12 years in Harvard, Illinois

Something you would like people to know about you- I am a follower of Jesus Christ.

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