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October 21, 2020
 

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Meet Alayne Schrock, Ada junior high science teacher

"Relationship building is at the top of the list of what gets me excited about being in the classroom"

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 Alayne Schrock.

“I teach to impact the lives of my students,” shares Alayne Schrock. From middle school math to middle school science to field trips and science fairs, Alayne Schrock is creating that impact each day at Ada Schools.

Alayne Schrock

What are you teaching this year?
I teach 7th and 8th grade science.

Rachel Cooney Temple likes to have students focus on more than just math in the classroom

My goal: "At the end of each day I've helped improve a student's day somehow."

Compiled by Darlene Bowers
Welcome to Ada Icon's "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 Rachel Cooney Temple.

Have you ever thought about trying to be a positive moment in someone’s day or how about being a better version of yourself each day? Rachel Cooney Temple has…whether personally, academically or both, she’s working toward these goals with her students each day. Read on to learn about more of Rachel’s awesome goals.

Rachel Cooney Temple

15 minutes with Amos Wolber

He learned the machinist trade working at Lima Locomotive Works

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada Icon caught up with Amos Wolber at the Harold and Nancy Barker home where Amos was filling a tank with fuel for his riding mower. In two months, Amos will be 95 years old...and he's still going strong.

Amos continues to repair lawnmowers, even make the mower parts, if needed. He's been a machinist most of his life, having learned the trade at Lima Locomotive, which turned into Lima Baldwin Hamilton, which turned into Clark Equipment, which finally closed the facility in Lima.

Amos was born in Ada, but lived elsewhere. In his youth, he took farm jobs in various states.

Meet Meghan Harmon, second grade teacher

"I hope all of my students leave me this year not afraid to try something new or afraid to make a mistake."

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 Meghan Harmon.

Hands on learning, arts and crafts at heart, and the power of “yet” all create one fabulous mix in this second grade teacher with a passion for helping others and making a difference with hard work and practice.  Meghan Harmon teaches lessons we all can use.

Meghan Harmon

What grade are you teaching?
I teach second grade.

Ada Teacher Feature: Was Mrs. Smittle your kindergarten teacher?

"Sometimes I even learn from my students!"

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 Kim Smittle.

Forensic scientist? Baker? Culinary artist? How about a teaching career? Kim Smittle has been working 31 years providing classroom experiences that make a lasting impression with her students.

What grade do you teach?
Kindergarten

Tell us about your extracurricular activities.
I am very involved with the music department.

Ada Teacher Feature: Rachel Ludwig, Ada HS grad who never left first grade

Her advice to students: "Always try and know that it’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are proof that you’re trying."

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 Rachel Ludwig.

Rachel Ludwig shares how she has the best of both worlds in being a mother and a teacher. Read on to discover what “dream job” this Ada High School graduate would pick. Mrs. Ludwig’s classroom may not be Broadway, but Mrs. Ludwig is certainly a star in her students’ eyes.

What grade do you teach?
First grade.

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