Carrie Huff has been an educator for over 40 years. She began teaching middle school Language Arts in St. Louis in 1970 and then moved to Maine, where she taught Language Arts, Theatre, French, and Biology for 12 years. She and her family moved to North Carolina in 1992, where she joined the staff of the Carolina Friends School (CFS), a small Quaker school in the woods. During her 25 years at CFS, she was both a teacher and an administrator. After her retirement, Carrie and her husband Greg moved to Effingham in 2017, and she is the very proud mother of 3 grown children and 5 amazing grandchildren. Carrie is excited to be a part of the new Buckeye team!
Kristie Campbell has been a part of the Effingham community since she returned in 2004 to create firefly grill with her husband, Niall. A self taught educator, Kristie began to define her vision for an innovative school when she was pregnant with her daughter Camden. Buckeye Friends School is based on a deep belief that all kids have limitless potential and a great opportunity to thrive when they are given the freedom to explore, create and pursue their own passions. Kristie wants Buckeye to be the most interesting place on earth for her students, and a space where the only reason they look at the clock is because they are afraid there won’t be enough time left in the day.
Lacy Roedl is an Altamont native who now resides in Effingham with her fiancé and two dogs. She attended Eastern Illinois University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After graduation, Lacy moved to Chattanooga, TN where she worked in corporate accounting for a year before returning to Effingham and accepting a position as the Chief Financial Officer of Firefly Grill and Buckeye Friends School. Lacy is excited to be a part of the BFS Board. She hopes to use her accounting knowledge to educate the younger generation on budgeting tools and ways to invest in their futures.
Riley Pruemer is a Dieterich native who now resides in Effingham with his girlfriend and their cat, Mare. He attended The University of Illinois where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Riley is the owner of Films by Riley, which is a wedding videography company that specializes in creating wedding films for couples. He is also the Director of Marketing for Firefly Grill, where he advances in all things social media. Riley is excited to be a part of the BFS Board to bring a younger perspective and leverage our social media presence.