The June Buchanan School, a private institution serving grades K-12 located on the campus of Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, began its 2012 fall semester on Wednesday, August 1. The JBS faculty, staff, and students are anticipating an outstanding year both academically and athletically.
The June Buchanan School is pleased to announce that the following people have joined the JBS family:
Mr. Casey Dalton, currently a senior at Alice Lloyd College, will be completing his student teaching this year under the direction of Mrs. Cindy Hall. Mr. Dalton will be working with various middle grades Social Studies classes.
Ms. Natalie Gibson will be teaching High School English, as well as a variety of technology classes. Ms. Gibson graduated from both The June Buchanan School and Alice Lloyd College. She obtained her Master’s from Morehead State University and is currently taking additional graduate coursework through The University of the Cumberlands. Ms. Gibson serves as co-coach of the Elementary, Middle School, and High School Academic Teams.
Mr. Gary Hammonds comes to JBS after an outstanding career in the public school system, where he spent most of his years teaching and coaching baseball in Knott County. In addition to coaching the JBS Crusaders baseball team, Mr. Hammonds will teach a variety of health, PE, and social studies classes.
Mr. Brandon Hayes, a native of Breathitt County, is the new K-8 physical education instructor at JBS. Additionally, Mr. Hayes will be teaching classes various Social Studies classes and working with the boys’ basketball team. He is a 2012 graduate of Alice Lloyd College, and had a successful basketball career with the ALC Eagles.
Ms. Shirley Martin will be teaching 2nd grade and will be coaching the cheerleaders. Ms. Martin is a native of Knott County and a 2012 graduate of Alice Lloyd College.
Mr. Jerry Manns, a native of Floyd County, has joined the Crusaders as the head boys’ basketball coach.
Mrs. Maylynn Sparkman has graciously taken the position of part-time 3rd grade instructor for JBS. Mrs. Sparkman has numerous years of experience teaching in the county school system, and she is very excited to be part of the Crusader family.
The addition of these new faculty and staff members will serve to enhance the educational and athletic opportunities provided for JBS students, and will help make the 29th year of The June Buchanan School be the best year yet!
Mrs. Amanda Clark, Dean of The June Buchanan School, stated that “We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful school here in the mountains. Not only are the academics stronger than ever, but the environment is one that is built on a strong Christian background. We strive to provide our students with a variety of enrichment classes in Spanish, Physical Education, Art, Music, and Technology because we feel as though all students need to be introduced to more areas than just those of the traditional contained classroom.”
In addition to standard classroom instruction, JBS offers students a wide variety of enrichment classes, including Spanish, art, technology, choir, and physical education. Additionally, students in grades 8-12 are given the opportunity to be part of the Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Club. This club allows students with exceptionally high GPAs to travel to various enrichment activities (including art museum, Broadway shows, and musical performances) to enhance their educational experience. The JBS community is excited about all of these opportunities students will be receiving in addition to the already solid academic foundation which has been a JBS mainstay since its inception. If you would like more information on The June Buchanan School, please contact us by phone at (606) 368-6108.