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Jeannette Barlow: From criminal justice to physical education

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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

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...

Bill Gibson: Accounting for the best

Ashley Orendoff, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Bill Gibson has been a teacher for twenty-two years. However, he began his adult career by following in the footsteps of his father and joining the accounting field. He worked at Archer Daniels Midland Company in Decatur, Illinois...

Joe O’Neil: A student-centered teacher

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

Joe O’Neil’s job at Jacksonville High School is Special Education Department Chair. In his words, “I oversee students who have Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) and the programs that those students may be involved in....

From Italy to Jacksonville: Meet Valentina Bonomi

Megan Evans, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

This year at Jacksonville High School we have several foreign exchange students, and I got the privilege to interview one of these students: Miss Valentina Bonomi! Valentina is here in the USA from Italy with a program called...

Arnie Rahe: New teacher at JHS

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

Mr. Rahe is a new teacher at Jacksonville High School. He was originally born in Bluffs, Illinois. He went to college at Western Illinois University took graduate courses at ISU and SIUE. He then got a Bachelor of Science degree...

Jennifer Collins: “I love people and literature”

Carlie Day, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

“I love people and literature. Becoming an English teacher allowed me to be around people all of the time and share works that I love. I think communication skills are the most important skills to have, so I like that I can...

Philip Wagener: The Modern Educator

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

In spite of being employed as a Psychology and Geography teacher at Jacksonville High School, the other side of Phil Wagener is the expertise he carries in computer technology. Mr. Philip Wagener attended at SIUE, where he got...

Technology Department: Helping our district run smoothly

Lydia K. Beard, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

At Jacksonville High School there are many different departments: math, science, social studies, English, business, fine arts, vocational, and special education. However, there is one more department many students do not know....

Rebecca James: I am not a dictionary

Olivia Lee, staff writer

May 28, 2015

Rebecca James, a first-year teacher here at Jacksonville High School, enjoys introducing a new culture to her Spanish I and III students.  Most importantly, she strives to challenge her students to reach their full potential...

Morgan Koss: Making a connection

Hannah Preston, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

What makes a great teacher? Is it knowing everything there is to know about the subject that the teacher is teaching? Is it having many representations of a lesson so the student will always be able to understand? Is...

Kathleen Beard: Uniquely engineered

Cheyanne Jockisch, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Kathleen Beard is one of the most respected math teachers here at Jacksonville High School. She teaches geometry and statistics throughout the day and keeps working at night. Whether it is grading papers and tests or brainstorming...

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