CINDERELLA –The Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) held a special organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 5.
During Tuesday’s meeting, two newly elected board members completed the ceremonial oath of office. Sabrina Grace was newly elected to the BOE in the May Primary Election. David Farley was reelected to the BOE in that election as well. The two were sworn in by Family Court Judge, Sabrina Deskins.
At the meeting, BOE members voted to reelect David Farley as BOE President and Jackie Branch as Vice President of the BOE.
Later in the meeting, the BOE approved a number of personnel actions. Several were approved for new employment into existing positions. Jason Blankenship was approved as a fourth grade teacher at Dingess Elementary School. Jennifer Brumfield was approved as a pre-k teacher at Kermit PK9. Kari Jarrell was approved as LPN instructor at the Mingo County Extended Learning Center pending receipt of permit. Jennifer Myers was approved as LPN coordinator at the Mingo County Extended Learning Center pending receipt of permit. Kristy Noe was approved as a third grade teacher at Gilbert Elementary. Amanda Ramella was approved as fourth grade teacher at Matewan PK8. Christy McCoy, Phillip Nathaniel Mitchell, Felicia Varney, and Travis Ward were approved as substitute teachers for Mingo County Schools. Kimberly Messer was approved as a substitute teacher for the LPN program for Mingo County Schools.
Two were approved to transfer into existing positions. Brandon Wolford was approved to transfer into a third grade position at Lenore PK8. Tiffany Young was approved to transfer to Health and PE at Lenore PK8.
Five resignations were approved. Resignations were approved for the following individuals: Wendy Edwards, Katherine Farmer, Elizabeth Justice, Shirley Mounts and Jenna Reed.
The reassignment of two classroom teachers was approved by the BOE. Vanessa Dotson was approved for reassignment in a Kindergarten position at Williamson PK8, and Ashley Ritz was approved for reassignment as a fourth grade teacher at Lenore PK8.
Several terminations were approved due to expired credentials. Those approved for termination included: Sabrina Barker, Kristin Bowens, Nikki Branham, Jeffrey Brock, Meghan Daniels, Heather Hall, Alma Hubbard, Shana Hughes, Kim Meade, Elizabeth Perry, Beverly Price and Emily Yates. All terminations were for substitute teaching positions.
Several professional extracurricular assignments were approved for the 2016-2017 school year. Jimmy Bragg was approved as boys’ basketball coach at Gilbert Middle. Christina Etters was approved as assistant softball coach and assistant volleyball coach at Williamson PK8. Julius Hatcher III was approved as athletic director and girls’ basketball coach at Williamson PK8. Jamie Hatfield was approved as assistant football coach at Gilbert Middle. Ron Joplin was approved as football coach at Williamson PK8. Ted Kinder was approved as athletic director at Mingo Central High School (MCHS). Keishia Messer was approved as cheer coach at Williamson PK8. Calvin Tyler Smith was approved as soccer coach at Williamson PK8. The resignation of Kimberly Totten as cheer coach at Burch Middle was also approved.
Under service personnel, Jennings Toler was approved for new employment into an existing position as substitute bus driver for Mingo County Schools. Freda Church and Stephanie Maynard were approved to transfer into exiting positions. Donna Estepp was approved for a leave of absence as an Aide at Williamson PK-8. Drema Cooper was approved to retire as custodian from Burch Elementary. Stephanie Maynard was approved to renew a probationary contract and offer indicated contract for the upcoming school year.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at email@example.com, or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)