Administrative changes at schools moved to next week
New changes will take place right after Spring Break at New Albany Elementary School, West Union Attendance Center, and the Union County School Administration office.
Last month, Windy Faulkner, current principal at NAES, accepted the position as assistant school superintendent with the Union County School District. Her start date was slated to begin July 1. Jamey Wright, current principal at West Union, was also approved by the New Albany School Board of Trustees to take over the position of Special Services Director with the New Albany School District on July 1.
However, changes have been made. Faulkner will still take over as assistant school superintendent for Union County Schools, but the start date will be effective March 10. Also, Jamey Wright will not be taking over as special services director, but will be taking over as principal at NAES on March 10. Wright was principal at NAES from 2010-2012 and was assistant principal from 2009-2010.
And, Lesa Scott, teacher and former Teacher of the Year recipient at West Union, will take over as special services director for the New Albany School District, effective July 1, due to retirement of Kelly Coltharp.
New Albany School Board President Bernice Bailey passed the gavel to incoming school board president Jerry Tate at Monday night’s board meeting. Tate will hold the position until March 2015.
In addition, Bobby Gault’s five-year term rolled off, so he was replaced with new school board member, Matt Harris.
In the Superintendent’s report, New Albany School Superintendent Jackie Ford announced commendations for all of the teachers of the year and the school district teacher of the year and Tate gave them each a plaque and a check.
Mary Margarett King was chosen as the NAHS Teacher of the Year and the District Teacher of the Year, Tina Ivey was chosen as the NAMS Teacher of the Year, Glen Reeder was chosen as the NAES Teacher of the Year, and Christy Paul was chosen as the teacher of the year for the School of Career and Technical Education.
Paul said, “I appreciate everyone being so kind to me and I appreciate all of the students I have taught over the years. I have been teaching for 18 years and I am very honored to receive this award.”
Reeder said, “I really appreciate this award. I am also very honored to receive this and to be chosen by my peers. I have been teaching for 20 years and it has been such a wonderful blessing all of these years. Thank you.”
Ivey said, “It was a wonderful honor to be chosen by my peers, who are those who I hold in such high regard.”
King said, “I am honored to receive this award and honored to work in such an amazing school district. I am honored to represent this district all over the state.”
Also in the Superintendent’s Report, Ford said that there are going to be some curriculum changes that will take place next year. He also said that the high school football team is discussing getting some grey and maroon uniform tops for football games on the road, but not for home games.
In the action agenda, the board members agreed to approve the following days to adjust to the school calendar for make-up days: May 27-29. This is due to the schools being closed Feb. 11-12 and March 3 because of inclement weather.
In the personnel agenda, the board members approved the following: Jamey Wright, principal at NAES March 10, 2014 to continue through June 30, 2015;
Kenneth Roberts, assistant principal at NAES; Emily Speck, assistant principal at NAES; Jane Hubbard, assistant principal at NAMS; Rickey Red, assistant principal at NAHS; Margaret Floyd, child nutrition director, special services; Kristen Richey, assistant director, special services; Terry Stidham, maintenance director, Central Office; Clint Hodges, volunteer assistant baseball coach at NAHS; accept the resignation of Jamey Wright, special services director, New Albany School District; accept the resignation of Angela Spencer, teacher at NAES, effective at the end of the year due to retirement; accept the resignation of Erica Crotts, teacher at NAES, effective at the end of the year; accept the resignation of Lauren Garrett, teacher at NAES, effective at the end of the year; accept the resignation of Tamara Waldrop, yearbook sponsor at NAHS; additions to substitute list; hire Lesa Scott, special services director, New Albany Schools, replacing Jamey Wright.
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