• FALL SPORTS

     

    - Volleyball - 

    8th Grade - Beth Newton

    Newton

    Biography:  

    8th grade science teacher for 23 years. 

    at Oakland Middle School. 

    Currently Science Department Chair at JWMS & 8th grade science teacher. 

    Leader of the CPS Yellowstone Trip,

    Volleyball coach for 27 years,

    Track coach for 23 years,

    Married to Gary Newton for 25 Years, 

    3 children and 1 granddaughter 

    Oldest daughter Danielle is a Math teacher at Gentry, Middle Daughter Samantha is a Special Education teacher at Gentry and my son Benjamin just graduated from Battle High School in 2020.  


     7th Grade - Emily Alexander

    Alexander


    - Football - 

    Justin Carter

    Carter


    - Cross Country - 

    Rebecca Wilmes

    Wilmes

    Rebecca brings cross country coaching and athletic experience with her from a variety of levels.  Rebecca coached the boys and girls cross country team at Battle High School for three years.  Prior to that, she spent 10 years as the Assistant cross country coach at the University of Missouri and 2 years as the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach at Mizzou.  Rebecca also competed for the University of Missouri where she was named the Cross Country Regional Female Athlete of the Year her senior year at Mizzou.


    - Cheer - 

    Courtney Todd

     Todd

    I am so excited to be a part of John Warner Middle School's athletic department! I graduated from Hickman High School and was fortunate enough to complete my student teaching there as well. I've spent the last three years teaching English 9-12 in a rural district here in mid-Missouri. There, I was the head cheer coach for both middle school and high school Varsity and JV cheer. I also coached middle school quiz bowl, directed a high school play, and was an assistant speech coach. To say I enjoy keeping busy is an understatement! I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to work with the wonderful CPS district and finally got that chance. This year, I'm thrilled to be teaching 8th grade English over at Jefferson Middle School while acting as head coach to our John Warner cheerleaders! 

    Go Grizzlies!


     

    WINTER SPORTS

     

    - Girls Basketball - 

    8th Grade - Jodi Himmelberg

    Himmelberg

    Jodi Himmelberg was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri where she attended Hickman High School from 2000-2004. During her high school career she helped the Kewpies to two state championship appearances and helped her AAU team to a National Championship. She attended the University of Wyoming on an athletic scholarship where she helped the Cowgirls to a WNIT championship in 2007 and to the school’s first NCAA appearance in 2008. She has coached and taught in CPS for the last 9 years.


    7th Grade -  Beth Newton

    Newton

    Biography:  

    8th grade science teacher for 23 years. 

    at Oakland Middle School. 

    Currently Science Department Chair at JWMS & 8th grade science teacher. 

    Leader of the CPS Yellowstone Trip,

    Volleyball coach for 27 years,

    Track coach for 23 years,

    Married to Gary Newton for 25 Years, 

    3 children and 1 granddaughter 

    Oldest daughter Danielle is a Math teacher at Gentry, Middle Daughter Samantha is a Special Education teacher at Gentry and my son Benjamin just graduated from Battle High School in 2020.  

     


    - Boys Basketball - 

    8th Grade - Dustin Jeffries

    Jeffries

    This is my 8th year of coaching 8th boys basketball, 5th as head coach, all at Gentry. Before that, I coached under Blair Scanlon at California HS, and Tyler Clark at Tolton HS.

    We built a winning culture at Gentry and I’m excited to partner with coaches, secretaries, administration, and staff to build a culture at Warner.

    My mission statement is to be a coach with a relentless pursuit of excellence in all things in order to give athletes the tools to be above reproach on and off the court and to maximize each player’s growth now and in the future, with the core values of Integrity, Selflessness, Toughness, and Excellence.


    7th Grade - Will Harris 

    Harris

    Hello.  My name is Will Harris.  This will be my 3rd year in the Columbia Public School District, 15th in education.  I started my career in the Hallsville School District where I was a paraprofessional for a year and then taught High School Health and 7th Grade English for a year.  I spent the next 10 years at Waynesville High School where I taught Life Skills, Health, Weightlifting, and General P.E.  While at Waynesville I also coached Basketball for 10 years, Baseball for 4, and ran the afterschool weight room for 8.  I was at Battle High School for the last 2 years where I co-taught English 11 and coached basketball.

    I am really excited about getting to be a part of opening a new school.  I am so fortunate to be a part of the Grizzly family.  I will be teaching P.E. and coaching 7th Grade Boys Basketball.

    My wife, Adrian Harris is a part of the Grizzly family and will be teaching 7th Grade Science.  We have been married for 13 years and have two dogs, Bennie and Emma.

     


    SPRING SPORTS

     

    - Track -

    Head Coach - Brian Hudson

    Carter

    I have been teaching for 17 years: 1 year as a 7th grade science teacher, 5 years as a 6th grade math and science teacher at Smithton and 11 years as an elementary school teacher.  Currently, I am the athletic director at Warner, and have been a middle school athletic director for 5 years.  I have coached track, basketball and cross country.