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Mr. Willard – Band Director

Mr. Willard has 15 years of teaching experience but is celebrating his first year at John Adams as the new band director.  He graduated from West Virginia University in Music Education.  He enjoys fly fishing, the outdoors, and making and performing music.  He can be reached through Engrade or by







Ms. Whisner – Chorus and General Music











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Mr. Testa – P.E.

Mr. Testa has 7 years of teaching experience at John Adams.  He graduated from Fairmont State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Goucher College with a Masters in Administration and Athletic Leadership.  He enjoys golf, hockey, and basketball.  He can be emailed at






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Mrs. Sticklen – Art

Mrs. Sticklen has been teaching for 19 years and has spent the past 9  as the art teacher at John Adams. She has a B.A. degree in Art and Interior Design from University of Charleston and a B.A. in Art Education K-12 from WV State College.  She loves boating, working on stained glass, and traveling.  The best way to contact Mrs. Sticklen is at


Ms. Perrett-Strings

Ms. Perrett is enjoying her very first year teaching at John Adams.  She holds a B.M. in Music Education and a B.M. in Trumpet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University.  She enjoys baking bread and gardening.  Parents and students may contact Ms.Perrett at aperrett@






Mrs. Marcus – French and Spanish

Mrs. Marcus as 35 years of teaching experience, four of which have been at John Adams where she teaches Spanish and French.  She also spent two years at WVU as a teaching assistant and a year of teaching English in France.  She has a B.S. in Secondary Education (French, Spanish, and German) and a M.A. in Foreign Language.   She enjoys walking, playing tennis and traveling. Please contact her at






Mrs. Case – Health

Mrs. Case has spent 32 years teaching or providing speech and language therapy.   She is currently in her 11th year at John Adams.  She has a BS in health science and physical education as well as a BA in education from Fairmont State College.  She received her MS in speech pathology from WVU.  She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.  The best way to reach Mrs. Case is through Engrade or by calling JA and leaving a message.







Ms. Darby – P.E.

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