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Jennifer Collins: “I love people and literature”

Carlie Day, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Cammie Grammar

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

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Cammie Symons is in her twenty-first year as a teacher at Jacksonville High School.  Her favorite thing about teaching high school is the students.  She loves how each student brings something new every day.  She realizes that...

Connie Waggaman: Taking science by storm

Kassidy Volk, Staff Writer

May 27, 2015

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Connie Waggaman is the new chemistry teacher this year at Jacksonville High School. Waggaman teaches alongside Robinson in this subject that many students find difficult; she found her way here after facing many tough life decisions...

Rory “The Storm” Holmes

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

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This first-year assistant Dean of Students is more than your average disciplinary figure.  Rory Holmes graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1994 and boasts he is a “Crimson 4 Life.”  His favorite high school memories...

Jill Dillard: Helping beyond the classroom

Lucy Deal, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

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Mrs. Jill Dillard is the Assistant Principal here at Jacksonville High School.  She received a BA of Secondary Math Education at SIU-E and a MA of Educational Administration at UIS.  She taught math for nine years and has been...

Casey Zang: JHS from start to finish

Shelby Tribble, staff writer

April 27, 2015

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Our beloved geography and history teacher, Casey Zang, first began her journey to becoming a teacher right here at Jacksonville High School. She first chose to become a teacher because she enjoyed learning the subject of history...

Tracey Roberts: Life is what you make it

Hannah Preston, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

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“Life is hard.  It’s harder if you’re stupid.”  To quote John Wayne is to sum up Tracey Roberts’s outlook on life very easily.  “John Wayne [is my inspiration].  He’s the ‘Duke.’ Enough said.” Sarcastic...

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