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Ryan Van Aken: Teaching history to brighten the future

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

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His towering height makes him stand out in the hallways. His sense of humor and comical jokes always spread laughter. But most importantly, his welcoming and encouraging charisma sets him apart as a phenomenal teacher. His name...

Sherri McLaughlin

Olivia Lee, staff writer

March 16, 2016

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Sherri McLaughlin, President of the Illinois School Counselors Association, mother of two, former coach, and lover of traveling, has been counseling here at Jacksonville High School for six years now.  As a counselor, McLaughl...

Meghan Wardell: Fun math teacher

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

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Meghan Wardell is a math teacher at Jacksonville High School. She is a super fun teacher who is easy to get along with. She always makes her classes better and tries to make them fun even if they start to get hard. If students...

Katherine Moore: A ray of sunshine

Teri Black, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

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Jacksonville, Illinois is well known for its importance to the deaf community. Many generations have walked through the doors of Illinois School for the Deaf, and keeping with the tradition of understanding is Jacksonville High School’s...

Brian Hall: Mi padre

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

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Brian Hall, my father, is now in his 30th year of teaching, but not all of his teaching has been here at Jacksonville High School. Upon graduating from Monmouth College (he is proud to be a Fightin’ Scot!), he got a job at ROVA (n...

Monica Dixon: Helping young people learn

Carlie Day, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

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Growing up in St. Joseph, Illinois in a teaching household, Monica Dixon knew that teaching is what she was meant to do. “Ever since I was in junior high, I have wanted to be a teacher,” says Dixon when asked if she has always...

James Ian Lebshier: All about learning

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

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When entering Room 614, students can expect music playing, water bottles in various locations, and of course the enthusiastic Astronomy and Physical Science teacher, James Ian Lebshier. Originally from Edinburg, IL, Lebshier has...

Emile Granveau: Bordeaux to Jacksonville

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

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Emile Granveau is here at Jacksonville High School visiting us all the way from France! We are fortunate enough to have him with us for the school year thanks to the Academic Year Program. Emile is from Bordeaux, France, and if...

Buford Stowers: Not your ordinary English teacher

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

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Timothy “Buford” Stowers has a record of twelve full-time years at Jacksonville High School teaching English as well as Interpersonal Communications. He attended Springfield High School and furthered his education at Illinois...

Philip Johnson: Teach, run, and shoot

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

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  Philip Johnson is in his third year of teaching and coaching here at Jacksonville High School.  He has many roles as he is not only a math teacher but also a cross-country and basketball coach as well.  As a teacher,...

Craig Wright: To help and mentor

Carlie Day, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

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After patrolling on the Jacksonville streets, Officer Craig Wright has accepted a change and maybe a challenge. For the first time, Wright is patrolling the hallways of a high school and is eager to be a mentor to so many students. “Yes...

Stephanie Ritter: JHS’s newest business teacher

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

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Stephanie Ritter is one of the newest teacher at Jacksonville High School. The school she used to teach at was Rochester. She taught Introduction to Business 1 and 2. She also taught Consumer Ed and Accounting. At JHS, she teaches...

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