CEO Class Profile


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Molly Bushue

Molly Bushue

Effingham County CEO's Facilitator

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.  



Michelle Niebrugge

Michelle Niebrugge

Effingham County CEO's Facilitator

Michelle Niebrugge is a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a bachelors in elementary education with a middle school endorsement in math and science. She started her educational career in the Effingham area before she moved to Chicago. The city has given her the opportunity to experience the world through a different lens. Michelle is excited to bring her diverse experience back home to the Effiingham area to continue her career with Effingham's CEO program. 

Michelle believes in the power of a community and works hard to build up those around her. For a number of years she has spent time on the tennis court giving lessons and leading camps. Through Community Support Systems Michelle directs a summer day camp and a computer class for individuals with disabilities. 

Instilling creativity and leadership in the youth of society has always been a passion for Michelle. She is thrilled to be part of a program that helps participants learn about their community on a deeper level. She is grateful to give back to the community that shaped her through the Effingham County CEO program this year. 


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