Degrees and Certifications:
1979 University of Wisconsin, bachelor's 1980 University of Illinois, master's 2009 Governors State University, Illinois, teaching certificate
John Stewart was a newspaper reporter in small cities in Illinois and Iowa for 30 years before becoming a teacher. He worked at Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois-Champaign; and the daily newspapers in Burlington, Iowa, and Kankakee, Illinois. He has degrees in journalism and English, as well as teaching certification from Governors State University, near Chicago, from 2009. He teaches Exceptional Student Education at Dunnellon High School and subjects including English, Science, Social Studies and Math.