Special Education


Ms. Cannon- Special Ed. 6

Mrs. Cannon teaches 6th grade math. She has been teaching 10 years and at John Adams Middle School since 2007. She is a graduate of West Virginia State University, Marshall University, and West Virginia University with a degree in Elementary Education K-5 , Special Education K-Adult , and a Master’s in Instructional Communications. Her hobbies are dancing, running, kayaking, and cooking with her children. Her favorite quote is “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall,” by Nelson Mandela. She can be contacted at                                                                            scannon@mail.kana.k12.wv.us


Mr.Lampl- Special Ed.

Mr. Lampl has been teaching for 6 years and at John Adams Middle School since 2013. He graduated from Valparaiso University and Ball State University with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Speech, Theater, and Special Education. His favorite movie is Butch Cassidy the Sundance Kid. His favorite food is lasagna. He can be contacted at mlampl@mail.kana.k12.wv.us


Ms. Wolford




Mrs.Susser- Special Ed.


Mrs. Susser is a co-teacher in the 8th grade in English and Math.  She also teaches Reading and Learning Skills. She been teaching for 32 years and has been at John Adams for 15 years.  She is a graduate from the University of Charleston and WVCOG with degrees in Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Mental Impairments, Physical Education and Health. Her favorite quote is “NEVER, NEVER QUIT!!!”  She can be contacted at msusser@mail.kana.k-12.wv.us


Mr. Morris- Aid

Mr. Morris has been an autism mentor for 16 years and at JA since 2012. He enjoys participating in church activities. His favorite book is the Bible. He can be contacted at jamorris@mail.kana.k12.wv.us


Mrs. Mellace- Special Ed.

Stephanie Mellace teaches Special Education. She has been teaching for 9 years at John Adams Middle. She is a graduate of Davis and Elkins College and Marshall University Graduate College with a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Education (Special Education areas MI, LD,and BD).  Her favorite book is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS.Lewis.  She likes the movie The Chronicles of Narnia. She can be contacted at smellace@mail.kana.k12.wv.us.

Mrs. Workman- Special Ed.

Denise Workman teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Advanced Studies.  She has been teaching for 26 years and at John Adams Middle School since 2015. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Master’s in Special Education for the Gifted.  Her hobbies include listening to live music, spending time with friends and family, cheering for the Mountaineers and walking her two golden retrievers.   Her  favorite bands include U2, Jason Mraz, Foo Fighters.  She can be contacted at:  dworkman@mail.kana.k12.wv.us


Mrs. Childress

Mrs. Childress, a teacher for 15 years, received her BSBA from WVU, a MA in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and Gifted Certification from Ball State University.  She enjoys gardening and working in her flower beds.  She loves to spend time cooking with her 4-year-old child.  Parents can contact Mrs. Childress at jchildress@mail.kana.k12.wv.us


Mr. Davis has been teaching for 5 years and holds a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education.  He attended West Virginia State University and enjoys sports and coaching.  The best way to contact Mr. Davis is through email at mwdavis@mail.kana.k12.wv.us