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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...

Adam Dzurech: Slovakia to America

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

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If you were to ask what an interview with Adam Dzurech includes, the answer would be laughter, a friendly personality, and tons of fun. Adam is a junior here at Jacksonville High School with the Chiee Agency. Adam traveled here...

Bailey Brammeier: Do what makes you happy

Olivia Lee, staff writer

December 10, 2015

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Becoming a teacher was always something Bailey Brammeier dreamed of when she was younger. Inspired by her own teachers as a student, Brammeier developed a natural gift for teaching and found something that truly made her happy.  Br...

Ben Legel: Welcome to JHS

Teri Black, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

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It takes a special person to teach science, and biology in particular, but not just because of the dead animals. To teach biology requires a love of life and a desire to know how it works. Ben Allen Legel certainly has this love f...

Chelsea Williams: A selfless and loving teacher

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

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Chelsea Williams is an English 9 and 10 teacher here at Jacksonville High School. She is originally from Cahokia, Illinois and Dupo, Illinois. She graduated from high school in 2008. Afterwards, her future plan was to attend SIUE...

Scott Robinson: The best teacher for chemistry and advice

Teri Black, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Sometimes things do not always go according to plan, though sometimes this is for the better. Scott Robinson did not always expect to be a teacher; originally he planned on being a veterinarian. In the end, though, he decided ...

Raelene Lawless: The importance of physical education

Olivia Lee, staff writer

October 21, 2015

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With over 20 years of teaching experience, Raelene Lawless has seen it all in the gyms of Jacksonville High School.  Lawless enjoys introducing exercise and new healthy habits to her physical education students and strives to help th...

Jeannette Barlow: From criminal justice to physical education

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Jeannette Barlow is a P.E. teacher here at Jacksonville High School.  She has been teaching here since 2003 making this her 13th year.  Though Barlow has always had a love for physical education, it wasn’t what she origin...

Nico Guerrero: Meeting new people

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Interviewing Nicolas or “Nico” Guerrero was a joyful experience and I learned a lot! Nico is here at Jacksonville High School all the way from Mexico. When interviewing Nico, it was a little hard to communicate because of...

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