Happy Fall!  It's been a remarkable summer!  If you didn't bake in the 100-degree heat, you may have been soaked in the 10-inches of rain in 1 day.  Hopefully, you made it through safe and sound.

    It's exciting to be starting a fresh year of firefighting.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Let's make it a great year!


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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

CLASSROOM:  423e, Fire Bay

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 sixth year as part of the SLPS Public Safety Academy, and I love it!  Teaching is my third career, following video production and vintage truck restoration.  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 students learn to use their hands and tools to master fire fighting skills.

My son graduated from University of Michigan and is now living and working in finance in Chicago.  My daughter graduated in 2020 from Clayton High-School, and will graduate this year from Loyola University of Chicago.  I live in Clayton with my wife Lois, who works for Edward Jones, and my dog Savannah, who loves playing frisbee but hates storms.