The School Shop is led by a mother-daughter team who are passionate about our mission of providing quality products, community support and exemplary service to customers. Christy Komnick and Peg Shea purchased The School Shop, an established business of over twenty years, in 2013, and have since made it our mission to encourage our knowledgeable and helpful staff, most of whom are certified teachers, to build the best environment possible.

As parents and former educators, we understand your passion for teaching and parenting. We know teachers want their classrooms to be perfect and their teaching to touch lives, and we appreciate this dedication and hard work that benefits all of our children. This is why we carry a full line of quality educator resources including classroom decoratives and curriculum supplements from top publishers.

We also carry excellent parent resources and special needs products that help you work with your child at home to expand, review or remediate subject areas and skill sets. We know children learn in different ways, so our staff will listen carefully to your concerns and match the right resource with your child’s needs.


A lot of learning is done through play!

We’ll share the joy of play with you and your child by offering unique, educational toys, games & puzzles that you won’t find in most stores. We curate our toy collection with an emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) items that foster your child’s curiosity and help him or her to develop problem-­solving skills.


Proud to support Central Illinois schools and educators

We consider it a privilege to serve you, and we strive to give back. We have several initiatives, one being the “School of the Month” program. During the school year, we sponsor a “School of the Month,” where a portion of every transaction made during that month is donated to the chosen school. We also support the community with donations for carnivals, auctions, food drives and other fundraising events. We are grateful for the support from our customers and relish our ability to give back to our community.

Thank you for supporting The School Shop and our efforts to help educate and support the educators, children and families of Central Illinois and beyond.