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Jessica  Ball
Social Studies
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Education

I am a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University holding a Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education as well as a Master of Education in Education and Psychological Foundations from Valparaiso University.  I also minored in Psychology education as well as general music and vocal performance at Olivet.



Experience

I have been teaching at Union Township School Corporation since the 2007-2008 school year. Prior to teaching here, I student taught at John Nash Middle School in Illinois.  I have spent the last 7 years of my tenure here at Wheeler working with the show choir and in the theatre department.  I have and continue to enjoy working with students in and out of the classroom.  The show choir has performed in numerous venues, including Disneyworld in Florida.  Each year, the theatre department puts on 4 shows for the community (2 high school, 1 middle school, and 1 summer/community participation).  Each class and event brings a new experience with a new set of personalities, and it is a joy to have the opportunity to work with them.

Outside of the corporation, I spend a lot of my time volunteering in many different capacities at Valparaiso Nazarene Church.  I currently lead the youth band and vocal team on Wednesday nights.  I also participate in the adult vocal team, which leads worship on Sunday mornings and for special events, and the creative art department (both adult and youth).  We have the opportunity to help come up with ideas for community events such as concerts, vacation Bible school themes, and youth events like lock-ins and retreats.  My family has been heavily involved in this church since I was little and continues to be to this day.  Another area that we work with is the sports ministry.  Starting with my father, we have been able to successfully run a men’s basketball league, women’s and co-ed volleyball leagues, a youth indoor soccer program, and a softball league.  It is such a privilege to be able to work with my family in these endeavors.



Bio

Greetings! Welcome to Mrs. Ball’s school web page.  I am glad you made it and hope that you will find the resources available on my page helpful for students and parents.  I teach Social Studies classes at Wheeler High School in the Union Township School Corporation, including US History, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology.  I am fully committed to providing 360 degrees of collaboration with the student, classroom, administration, parents and community.  Our energy and focus at Union Township School Corporation is bolstered behind our motto of every student every day.

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