Jennifer Sellars

Jennifer Sellars

Green-Calhoun CEO is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Cherry Sellars as the program instructor. Most recently, Sellars taught business at Winchester High School. In that capacity, she taught high school, as well as college level business classes.  She continues to teach college level classes at Lincoln Land Community College. Prior to teaching, Jennifer spent over twenty years in the private business sector, including the insurance and health care industries. Jennifer has served as a member of the Passavant Area Hospital Auxiliary, Our Redeemer Day Care Board of Directors, the Winchester Community Unit School District Board of Education, and the Illinois Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. She currently serves as a board member for the Scott County Fair Association.


Jennifer attended Winchester schools and graduated from Winchester High School in 1988. She attended Millikin University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and then went on to graduate from the University of Illinois with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Jennifer has served in various professional capacities prior to her teaching career that have included Human Resources, Corporate Compliance, Quality & Regulatory Operations, and Financial Accounting.


Over the course of the school year, Sellars will be working with area businesses to facilitate on-site learning opportunities. She will also be helping the students start individual businesses as well as a class-wide business project. The class consists of students from Calhoun, Carrollton, Greenfield, and North Greene High Schools and will meet for 90 minutes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings during the school year.


The Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program teaches high school seniors how entrepreneurs and businesses operate as well as how to run their own business. The  program also enables high school students to become self-reliant, enterprising individuals who will start successful businesses and contribute to the ongoing economic development of their communities. The program is funded by sponsors from within the community. Founding sponsors of the program are Illinois Electric Cooperative and Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation.