Jr. / High School Teachers

Jr. / High School

At Calhoun R-VIII we are incredibly proud of the wonderful staff  in our Jr. High and High School. Below are a list of these amazing people and some information about each of them. Brief information is provided next to each picture but if you'd like to learn more, click the teacher name.

Mr. Jon Stackhouse

K-12 Counselor in training

My name is Jon Stackhouse and I am the Counselor-in-Training for K-12 at Calhoun. I'm also the 7th grade sponsor. I joined the Calhoun School District in 2016. Helping children achieve in the present while planning for the future has truly become a passion for me and I'm planning on being around to help for a while. Please come see me if you need anything, I'm always willing to help!

Ms. Julie Isabell

High School Secretary

I have been with Calhoun R-VIII as High School Secretary since 2010.

Worked for Farmers Elevator for 23 years, starting in Calhoun and transferring to Clinton. Since then I have worked for the City of Calhoun and USPS in Calhoun both as part time; WCCAA in Appleton City and the Daily Democrat in Clinton.

Graduated:  Windsor High School

Associates Degree:  Accounting

Mrs. Kathy S. O'Dell

FACS/ Business

I live in the Calhoun School District, and graduated from UCM.


I am certified to teach FACS, Math, Elementary 1-6, and Business Education.

Mr. Shawn Duensing


I graduated from UCM in 2012. I taught Junior High at Windsor for three years. I started working at Calhoun R-VIII School District in August of 2016. I love teaching Science, sharing new discoveries and explaining how things work. I truly enjoy working with students and the people who work here at Calhoun.

Ms. Melissa Hicks

Para Professional

Mr. Jordan Simms


I am a graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelors degree in Music Education. I have been teaching at Calhoun since the 2015-2016 school year. I teach K-12 Music which includes Elementary Music, 5th and 6th Grade Band, Junior High Music and High School (7-12) Band. I also teach Careers and ACT prep. I am also the Girls Volleyball coach.