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December 6, 2019
 

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Ada Teacher Feature: Here's an Ada teacher who is also an Ada HS grad

Christa Preston teaches second graders

By Darlene Bowers
Welcome to the Ada Icon’s “Ada Teacher Feature.” Here we share thoughts and insights from local teachers who lift up and inspire our students. Let us lift up and inspire these educators as well. Today we meet Christa Preston.

It is easy to see Christa Preston’s passion for teaching children. Read on to learn her best tip for something parents/caregivers can do to help students and also to learn of this Ada High School graduate’s compassion exquisitely revealed in the sharing of her most memorable teaching moment.

What grade to you teach?
I teach second grade.

Ada Teacher Feature: Let's get to know Mike Styer

"The best reward of a teacher is when someone says 'thank you' for something that you did in class."

Compiled by Darlene Bowers
Welcome to the Ada Icon’s “Ada Teacher Feature.” Here we share thoughts and insights from local teachers who lift up and inspire our students. Let us lift up and inspire these educators as well.

Today we meet Mike Styer. Ask any parent to name a teacher their student comes home excited about and it will be Mr. Styer. His energy, enthusiasm and dedication to relating to the students and connecting with them propels his popularity, as well as leading an astounding number of momentous field trips.  It is certain that Mr. Styer is making a positive impact in our little corner of the world.

Ada Teacher Feature: Let's get to know Jill Laughlin

Interview by Darlene Bowers
Welcome to the Ada Icon’s “Ada Teacher Feature.” Here we share thoughts and insights from local teachers who lift up and inspire our students. Let us lift up and inspire these educators as well.

Today we meet Jill Laughlin, Ada physical education teacher. 

It will come as no surprise that Jill enjoys sports…read on to see which sport she plays and which teams are her favorites. You also learn about Jill’s drive to help students try their best and be their best.  Go Bucks! Go Bulldogs! Go Jill!

David MacDonald talks about serving as a campus chaplain

This is the third in a series focusing on clergy in the Ada Icon community. Darlene Bowers compiles the interviews.

Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity."  Psalm 133.  Rev. David MacDonald’s favorite Bible verse reveals his passion to connect students to resources they need. Read on to learn more about this ONU chaplain.

What degrees do you hold? Where did you attend high school?

A conversation with Pastor Trent Boedicker of Grace Gospel Church

This is the second in a series focusing on clergy in the Ada Icon community. Darlene Bowers compiles the interviews.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:38-39. 

This powerful affirmation of God’s love is one of Pastor Trent Boedicker’s favorite Bible passages. Read on to discover other favorite passages and to learn more about this Ada grad and the Ada church he serves.

Clergy Chat: Courtnie Morton talks about Sugar Grove and how she entered the ministry

This is the first in a series focusing on clergy in the Ada Icon community. Darlene Bowers compiles the interviews.

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient and accept each other with love.” Ephesians 4:2.  Pastor Courtnie Morton’s favorite Bible verse tells a lot about her life, work and passion. Read on to learn more about this Ada pastor and Sugar Grove Church.

Pastor Courtnie Morton
Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
4945 State Route 81, Ada

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