Joseph Dilliner » Introductions



Welcome to 5th Grade


 My name is Mr. Dilliner (or Mr. “D”) and I am going to be one of your teachers this year. I’d like to share a bit of my background and some goals and expectations for 5th grade.

I am originally from Illinois. When I graduated from high school I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. During my 20 year career in the Coast Guard I specialized in law enforcement and search and rescue, eventually becoming an instructor in both fields. My tours of duty brought me and my family all over the United States. At the end of my 20 years, we retired to Galena and in 2008 I enrolled as a freshman at Missouri State University. Four years later I received my degree in Elementary Education and hired on at Galena-Abesville Elementary School. I worked there for six years and was recently hired by Reeds Spring School District.

My goal as an educator is to provide a safe learning environment that allows everyone to succeed. My method of discipline is firm, fair, and consistent. It also relies heavily upon home/school communication. Our classroom community is a team that includes everyone at home and at school.

I encourage you to contact me anytime this year with questions or concerns. I can be reached at the school’s main number or by email at 
     I believe in making education fun and exciting, so get ready for a GREAT YEAR!


Mr. D