...has spent most of his life in the Midwest going to school, playing sports, and enjoying the outdoors. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Carthage College and Southern Illinois University, Mr. Mehnert joined the Oak Grove family as a classroom teacher in 1994. In 2000, he completed a Masters in Education program from National Louis University in Curriculum and Instruction. It was about this time that he started to incorporate technology into classroom projects and took a great interest in educational technology in general. After nine years as a classroom teacher, Mr. Mehnert changed roles at Oak Grove, and has been teaching technology to different grade levels ever since. Currently Mr. Mehnert is a Technology Coach and enjoys working with students and teachers on incorporating technology into their classrooms.