Third Grade Team Members
Mrs. Tara HArdy
Ms. Jill Meacham
Ms. Allison Mendenhall
Mr. Bobby Mongold
Mrs. Tara Hardy, Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Hardy is a 2001 Broadway High School graduate. She went on to attend James Madison University from 2001 - 2005. She received her Masters Degree as a Math Specialist through JMU.
Mrs. Hardy started her career at Peak View Elementary where she taught 5th grade from 2010 to 2014. She then transferred to John C. Myers in the fall of 2014 where she is currently teaching 5th grade.
Her favorite quotes are, "Don't give up just because of what someone said. Use that as motivation to push harder." - Unknown and "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth
She enjoys spending time with her husband, Wes, and two children, Makenna and Ryan. Some of their favorite family time is spent on the ball field or basketball court.
Ms. Jill Meacham, Third Grade Teacher
Ms. Allison Mendenhall, Third Grade Teacher
Ms. Mendenhall joined the JCMES team during the 2016-17 school year. She grew up in Northern Virginia where she attended Centreville High School in Fairfax County, graduating in 2012. Upon graduation, she attended Bridgewater College where she received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. During the summer of 2016 she became the director at the YMCA summer camp, a camp she had worked at the previous three summers. She says, "As much as I love my "Y" family, I am very excited to now be a member of the "Jake" family." When she is not teaching, she enjoys relaxing. She loves living in the Valley and exploring all of the hiking trails and activities that this area has to offer. She loves traveling and bringing other parts of the world back to the valley. Her plans are to teach a couple years and then return to school to get her MEd in Gifted Education.
Mr. Bobby Mongold, Third Grade Teacher