Teachers are some of our first role models. When John Stadelman, alumni of St. John Elementary School, was recently asked to name his favorite teacher during his tenure, he couldn't name one, but five. Men and women who taught John a range of lessons: the importance of discipline, respect is to be offered to everyone, doing C work earns you a C grade, and that sometimes you need to take a break from hard work to enjoy what you love. These fundamental lessons influenced John through Lumen Christi, Albion College, and into the work force. John is now an Account Manager at Dayton Freight Lines in Jackson for the past nine years. He is married to Carrie, and they have two beautiful children, Teddy and Emmy. John is proud to send his children to St. John’s and to continue the tradition of Catholic education that began with his grandparents who sent their 13 children to St. John School two generations ago!
by Betsy Howell