Charlotte Pestka was raised in Tamaroa, IL. She went to grade school and high school in Tamaroa. After high school, she attended Rend Lake College for two years and then moved on to SIUC to pursue her bachelor degree in teaching.
After graduating from SIU, she started teaching at St. Charles School in Du Bois, IL. During this time, she married Dennis Pestka and they have two children. Paige Pestka a FWC officer in Florida and Brittany Numi a Registered Nurse here in Pinckneyville. After the school in Du Bois closed, Charlotte started teaching at St. Bruno. Charlotte has been lucky enough to teach all grades throughout her career. She enjoys teaching 3rd grade and hopes to stay at that grade level. Besides teaching, she has coached track, volleyball, and Math Counts. She is now the speech coach for St. Bruno. She enjoys working with children in all capacities.