What a year, right?!  Despite everything that has happened this year, I am so excited to start the new academic year!  We are going to use some new tools and new techniques to achieve some great things this fall!

    As you have probably heard from the district, we will be operating this year under a blended virtual learning model, and I will be relying on several different websites and software packages to provide content - if you have any difficulty, please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, and we'll figure it out!

    To see your course assignments and find the live meeting links, click on the Virtual Learning tab on the left.  This will take you to our Microsoft TEAMS page where most of the assignments can be found.

    -Captain Stemmler

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Mr. Michael Stemmler



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English; Nationally Registered EMT; Firefighter I & II; Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations; Fire Instructor I, NFPA1403

Mr. Michael Stemmler


CELL PHONE: (PARENTS ONLY!)  314-503-8848

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District policy and state law prohibit me from speaking privately with any student on a device that the district cannot monitor.  I'm happy to speak with any student if a parent or guardian is also present.


This is my second year as the Fire Instructor in the SLPS Fire and EMS Academy, and I love it!  Teaching is my third career, following video production and vintage truck restorations.  I am currently a volunteer fire fighter with the French Village Fire Department in Fairview Heights, Illinois.  I am a Nationally-Registered EMT, and hold certifications in Fire Fighter I&II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Fire Instructor I,and NFPA1403. 

I am passionate about teaching in Career and Technical Education, and helping students get a successful start in the career of their choice.  It’s fun to see the students learn to use their hands and tools to master fire fighting skills.

I also enjoy introducing Juniors to Medical Terminology, which gives them a basis for understanding anatomy and body systems, and being able to professionally discuss medical issues.

My son graduated from University of Michigan last year and is now living and working as a banker in Chicago.  My daughter graduated this spring from Clayton High-School, and is attending Loyola University of Chicago virtually this fall.  I live in Clayton with my wife Lois, who works for Edward Jones, and my dog Savannah, who loves playing frisbee but hates storms.  

Medical Terminology Syllabus