Hello all! My name is Mrs. Jaira Bastien. I grew up in West Frankfort and attended St. John the Baptist K-8 and Frankfort Community High School. I then moved up to Charleston, IL, where I attended Eastern Illinois University earning my degree in Elementary Education. Following college, I moved back to my hometown to teach at my alma mater, St. John the Baptist. I taught 3rd and 4th grade, sometimes combined, for 7 years. I am very excited to be a part of the St. Bruno family to continue my love of Catholic education. I currently live in Du Quoin with my husband, Heath, and our daughter, Harper. Away from my love of teaching, I enjoy Cardinal baseball, shopping and spending time with my family!