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New teachers at Hoxie High School this year are (front, from left): Jessica Throesch, Melissa Rice and Stephanie Rose; (back) Samuel Winn, Grant James, Marcus Orf and Matt Rose.
Submitted Photo ~ Susie Jones

Hoxie High School has
several new teachers

Hoxie High School has several new faces among its faculty members for the 2010-11 school year.

Matthew Rose of Hoxie will teach biology, environmental science and physical science. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from Williams Baptist College and has previously taught at Harrisburg High School, Henderson Magnet School in Little Rock and North Little Rock-West. A native of Hoxie, he has taught anatomy, biology, chemistry and environmental science, as well as serving in coordinator positions. He and his wife, Stephanie, have a son, Maddox, who is 18 months.

Stephanie Rose has also been hired to teach at HHS. She received her degree in language arts and social studies from Williams Baptist College. She will be teaching English 10, English 11 and journalism. A native of Jonesboro, she previously taught sixth grade literacy at Lonoke Middle School.

Samuel Winn, a native of Paragould, will teach algebra II, geometry and remediation. He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education and health and coaching from WBC. He resides in Paragould.

Jessica Throesch of Pocahontas will be teaching seventh through ninth-grade math. She holds a bachelor's degree from Lyon College in mathematics and a master's degree in math education from the University of Central Arkansas. A native of Pocahontas, she previously taught algebra I, algebra II and algebraic connections at East Poinsett County High School.

Marcus Orf is the new agriculture teacher. A native of Calico Rock, he received his bachelor's degree in agriculture education from Arkansas State University. He is a first-year teacher. He and his wife, Olivia, live in Walnut Ridge.

Grant James of Pocahontas will be teaching world history and Arkansas history. He has a bachelor's degree in social studies from ASU and previously taught social studies at Maynard and remediation at Twin Rivers. A native of Ravenden Springs, he and his wife, Devin, have three children, Trent, eight, Alex, five, and Cameron, two.

Melissa Rice, a native of O'Kean, is the new family and consumer science teacher. She holds a master's degree in education from Arkansas State University and previously taught at Newport Junior High School and Black River Technical College in Paragould. She and her husband, Shane, live in Hoxie and have three children, Courtney, 15, Gunner, 10, and Jessica, nine.

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