Related Arts Update


Mr. Willard – Band Director

Mr. Willard has spent the past 15 years in educations, but 2016 is his first year at John Adams.  He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in music education.  He enjoys fly fishing, being outdoors, and performing.  Parents and students are encouraged to contact Mr. Willard through Engrade or


Ms. Whisner – Chorus and General Music










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Mrs. Sticklen – Art

Mrs. Sticklen has been teaching for 19 years, and has spent the past nine at John Adams.  She holds a B.A. in Art and Interior Design from the University of Charleston and a B.A. in Art Education K-12 From WV State College.  She loves boating, working with stained glass, and traveling.  The best way to contact Mrs. Sticklen is at

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Mr. Testa – P.E.



Mr. Testa has been teaching at John Adams for 7 years. He graduated from Fairmont State University with a BA in Education and Goucher College with a MA in Athletic Leadership.  His hobbies include golfing, hockey, and basketball.  He can be reached at

IMG_1920Mrs. Marcus has spent the past 4 years at John Adams out of her 35 year teaching history.  She holds a B.S. in Secondary Education (French, Spanish, and German) and a M.A. in Foreign Language.  She attended WVU and WVSU. She spent two years at WVu as a teaching assistant and one yar of teaching English in France. She loves walking, traveling, and playing tennis.  You may email Mrs. Marcus as