Josh Ebener, M.Ed

Guidance Counselor

Mr. Ebener grew up in LaSalle County and he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He earned a master's degree from Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois Springfield) as well as an administrative certificate from UIS. 

A long-time high school teacher — six years at Glenwood High School in Chatham and 13 years at Springfield High School — he then moved into administration. He held several administrative positions and in June 2014, he retired as associate superintendent of East Peoria High School District 309. After 34 years in public education, Mr. Ebener retired for a year, then became the principal at Little Flower School in Springfield for two years. After another year of retirement, Mr. Ebener became the guidance counselor at Lutheran High School. This is his 3rd year at LuHi.

He lives in Chatham with his wife, Shelley, who is a teacher at Chatham Elementary. They have two grown sons: Nick, who sells houses in Boulder, CO., and Luke, who is a youth minister at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Davenport, IA.

According to Mr. Ebener, Lutheran High School has been a great fit for him. It is rewarding and fun working with dedicated staff and students, and is a positive and productive Christian environment with a focus on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The small setting allows for everyone to know everyone and thus have created a close-knit community.

In his spare time, Mr. Ebener enjoys traveling to visit family, spending time outdoors and getting exercise.