Staten, T.

I am so excited to teach 3rd grade here at Dunbar Elementary! I have been a classroom teacher for 14 years and most of those years were spent right in the city of East St. Louis. I am a proud product of this community and feel so privileged to be given the opportunity to work with our children. I consider myself a “forever FLYER” after attending East St. Louis Sr. High. In 2006, I  graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Education. I later earned a M.S. in Education from Lindenwood University, along with a M.S. in Educational Administration. It is my mission to ensure the success of every student that enters my class. I absolutely love to laugh and strive to make learning experiences fun.


I am a devoted mother of two wonderful children. We love hanging out together and creating memories. Football takes over our lives from August – November every single year thanks to my son Trent. In my free time, my daughter Taylor and I love to shop!