Mr. Chuck Heckman, Teacher, Regional Special Education Program
Mr. Heckman joined the John C. Myers team in the fall of 2015. He graduated from Garden Spot High School in Pennsylvania. He then went on to receive his BA in Psychology from Millersville State College, Millersville, PA. He continued his education and completed requirements for his Education Certification from Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He then got an M.ED. from James Madison University.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault. Mr. Heckman says, "This quote reminds me to pay attention to the thousands of little interactions that make up our days and that those little moments add up to the successes and failures of our lives, the happiness and sadness we feel are made of a mosaic of those little moments."
He enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary Jo, who teaches for Harrisonburg City Schools. He has two children Nevin and Morgan. Mr. Heckman adds, "One of our family joys is running together. We have fond memories of races or adventures that include all 4 of us."
Mrs. Mary Combs, Resource Teacher
Mrs. Mary Combs is an Eastern Mennonite University graduate with a degree in Education K-12 and a minor in Psychology. She is a big believer in teaching children with dignity and respect. When students feel welcome, respected and loved they will learn despite obstacles they may face. She has been teaching in Shenandoah County for the past 10 years and is extremely happy to be back "home." Her family lives in the Broadway district and her children attend these schools. They enjoy riding bikes, visiting state parks, camping and kayaking.
Ms. Mirinda Moubray, LD Teacher
Ms. Moubray is a graduate of Turner Ashby High School. She then attended James Madison University where she received her bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Education. She then went back to JMU and earned her masters degree in Special Education.
She has been teaching special education for 16 years. She started out teaching special education at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, where she stayed for 6 years and then she transferred to John C. Myers Elementary School.
She shares, "I have one daughter and I am proud to say that I now have a grandson as well. I even have a dog named Jake, who is spoiled rotten. I love to read, travel and ride horses."
Mrs. Maria Taylor, Regional Special Education Program Assistant
Mrs. Taylor is attended James Madison University, '90 &'94. She begin her time at John C. Myers in the Fall of 2007.
She lives in Linville, Virginia with her family.
Mrs. Donna Nesselrodt, SPED Assistant
Mrs. Nesselrodt graduated from Oscoda High School in Oscoda, Michigan.
She has served as an assistant at John C. Myers Elementary since the Fall of 2001.
Her favorite quote is, "I will be the best I can be." She says' "This motto is said every day with our kids in her classroom.
What a great way to start the day!"
Mrs. Nesselrodt lives in Bergton, Virginia with her husband Dick, her four cats and one fish.
Mr. Rommel Tambura, SPED Assistant
Mr. Tambura serves as a SPED assistant here at JCMES during the day and a homeschool teacher to his two sons, a third grader and a first grader at night. Mr. T, as he is fondly called at JCMES, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He had worked full-time as a school counselor from 1992 to 1998 in a couple of different schools prior to his moving to China towards the end of 1998 for overseas missionary work. While in China, he taught English as a Second Language at Odies Language School in China's Yunnan Province, which lasted for 9 years. It was there where he met Jody Johnson, from Utah, who also was an English teacher. Not long after that, they got married and now have three very energetic boys...Jordon, Joah, and Jair.
Mr. T loves culture and languages. He has travelled to 26 different countries during his missionary years. His favorite country is Germany. He enjoyed visiting the beautiful castles there.
Music is one of Mr. T's greatest favorite things to do. He has been playing the piano and singing since he was 5. When he was younger he used to travel and perform internationally with his church music group. Now when he is not working at JCMES, he teaches piano and voice at his studio, Classic Interlude, in his home in New Market. He also writes and arranges choral music for church choirs. Ask him what his favorite quote is and he'll tell you, "They're all in the first chapter of Psalm." He wrote a choral song about it and it is one of his masterpieces.
Ms. Kim Bowman, SPED Assistant
Mrs. Amy Hylton, Teacher Assistant
Amy joined our JCMES staff in a full time capacity during the 2016-17 school year. She is excited to working with Mrs. Sherman's kindergarten class. She, her husband and 3 sons have lived in Broadway for 14 years.