7th Grade


Mrs. Beard – English

Mrs. Beard teaches 7th grade English.  She has been teaching for 33 years and at John Adams Middle School since 2014. She is a graduate of West Virginia State College, The Ohio State Univeristy, Georgia State,  and the University of West Georgia with a degree in Elementary/Exceptional Education. Her favorite hobbies are reading and singing.  She can be contacted at tbeard@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

If you don’t model what you’re teaching, you’re teaching something else.


Ms. Cummings has a total of 30 years of teaching experience and has spent the past three years at John Adams.  She has a BA in Elementary Education 1-6 and Math 4-8.  She holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Endorsements in Algebra 1 and Middle School. She attended West Virginia State College and the University of Kentucky.  She enjoys time spent with her nieces and nephew, and is very involved with her church.  She sings with the Charleston Civic Chorus and coaches the Kanawha County Special Olympics Swim Team. The best way to contact Ms. Cummings is through Schoology.

In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND!


Welcome Mr. Escue to John Adams!  He has been in the education field for 8 years and teaches 7th grade social studies.  He holds a BS in Education and MS in Curriculum and Instruction.  He attended WVSU and the University of Arizona.  His hobbies include visiting historical sites, playing guitar and mandolin, and chasing his grandchildren.  The best way to reach Mr. Escue is through Schoology or email him at descue@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

If we do not learn from our history, we are destined to repeat it. 


Ann Hall Photo


Ms. Hall teaches 7th grade mathematics.  She has been teaching for 23 years and has spent the past three years at John Adams.  She holds a B.S.B.A in accounting, and MA in Elementary Education (K-8).  She is also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics.  Her hobbies include running, hiking, swimming, and rafting.  The best way for parents to contact Ms. Hall is either through Schoology or at ahall@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

                                                                                                   Work smarter, not harder.




Mr. Jordan – Math


Mr. Jordan teaches 7th grade math, and has been in the education field for 36 years.  He has spent the past 23 years at John Adams.  He has a Bachelor’s in Math and Physical Education as well as a Master’s in Secondary Education.   He can be contacted at rjordan@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Mathematics is the languagae with which God has written the universe. 










TJ Linkenauger

Mr. Linkenauger – Social Studies


Mr. Linkenauger has been teaching for eight years and has been at John Adams for the past seven years.  He attended WVU and hold a BA in history and MA in Secondary Education with a specialization in social studies.  He enjoys boating, gardening, rafting, hiking, swimming, and cooking.  He can be reached through Schoology.

Keep on keepin on




Mrs.Moles – English

Mrs. Moles teaches 7th grade English.  She has been teaching for 13 years and at John Adams Middle School since 2007.   She is a graduate of West Virginia State University with a Bachelor’s in English Education.  She also has a Master’s in Gifted Education from West Virginia University. Her hobbies are traveling, watching reality television, and spending time with her family, including her dogs.    She can be contacted at: kmoles@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Kindness is free; let’s pass it on.



Mrs. Vaughan teaches 7th grade science and has 3.5 years of experience.  She is starting her second year at John Adams.  She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and holds a BS in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education.  She enjoys reading, playing soccer, watching TV, exercising, trying out various Mexican restaurants, board games, and playing with her cat.  Parents can contact Mrs. Vaughan either through Schoology or her email at ewvaughan@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!                                                                                                                       -Nelson Mandela 




Mrs.Ward – English

Mrs. Ward teaches 7th grade English.  She has been teaching for eight years and at John Adams Middle School since 2014. She is a graduate of Davidson College with a Bachelor’s in English and a graduate of Marshall University with a Master’s in Teaching.  Her hobbies are hiking, reading (obviously), and traveling.  She can be contacted at bward@mail.kana.k12.wv.us