About Mr. Toennies
Mr. Toennies has lived in Waterloo all his life. He attended S.P.P.S grade school and Gibault High School. He was a graduate of the class of 1983. He attended SIU Carbondale and received his Bachelor of Science in Social Studies in 1994. He completed his Master's Degree in Elementary Education from SIU Edwardsville in 2008. Mr. Toennies taught 4th grade for many years in Waterloo School District 5. He currently teaches 7th grade history at Waterloo Junior High.
Mr. Toennies enjoys St. Louis Blues Hockey, amusement parks, collecting old comic books, going to movies, playing trivia games, and learning about history. Mr. Toennies loves to teach about the American Civil War era the most. He considers his trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania one of the greatest learning experiences of his life.