Bement New Teachers For 2020-2021 School Year. The new teachers in the Bement School District met on Thursday, August 13 as it was the first day of teachers institute. Pictured is front row Ashleigh Sterkel, Third Grade, Eastern Illinois University; Amy Davenport, K-6 Resource, Millikin University; (back row) B.J. Schaefer, District Art, Illinois State University; and Tamara Ripley, Middle School/High School Math (Half-Time), Millikin Univeristy. All four are looking forward to their new positions and excited for the new year even though new policies and procedures have been implemented due to COVID-19 as school officially started on Monday.