Facilitators

Meet Our Facilitators

Kristy Sayers

Kristy Sayers

Kristy Sayers is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a bachelors of science in business education and a master of science in educational administration. Mrs. Sayers was inspired to pursue a career in education because of the influence of her high school business teachers. Being an educator has combined her passions for business and education, by assisting students in the development of workforce skills while exposing them to the dynamic world of business. She brings eighteen years’ experience as a Business Teacher in Effingham County to the CEO Program.

Mrs. Sayers has developed programming to increase student engagement and success in school. Programs include stand out student monthly recognition, early release incentive and PBIS. In 2001, she chartered Beecher City High School’s chapter of Illinois Future Business Leaders of America and served on the FBLA Board of Directors for seven terms. She is also a member of the Illinois Principals Association and Illinois Business Education Association.

Student development is important to Mrs. Sayers and she is looking forward to facilitating the process for the CEO students. She considers it a privilege to be able to work with CEO students, business partners and investors to develop the economic potential of the Effingham area.


Molly Bushue

Molly Bushue

Molly Bushue graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in biological science.  Molly worked with a supplemental education company upon her arrival to Effingham in 2011. It was because of this experience that she pursued her master’s degree in school guidance counseling.  Although she has enjoyed her involvement with students of all ages, Molly is especially excited to work with the motivated group of high school seniors that the CEO class attracts.

Community involvement has been a priority to Molly since her move to Effingham.  Over the years, Molly has been active in a number of organizations including YBNext and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Currently, Molly and her husband Grant help host the annual Bulldog Challenge 5K/10K event at St. Anthony Church. Molly also took over the Effingham County Christmas Store in 2016. This event combines the efforts of both FISH and Catholic Charities, in addition to many community contributors.

Effingham County CEO has always been a program that Molly hoped to be involved with.  She recognizes the importance of the opportunities that are available to the students in the class.  Molly is very excited to be part of a community program that has the ability to change the lives of the next generation of Effingham County.