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Superintendent Barnett Approves Long List of New County School Teachers

by | Jul 14, 2017 | Breaking News, County News, Cullman, People, Politics, School Board, Students

The Cullman County Board of Education met in regular session Thursday evening.

The Board members had a lengthy agenda scheduled with employee and personnel matters front and center.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance by Heath Allbright, Board President Kenny Brockman called the Meeting to order and significant business was transacted.

Following the Approval of Minutes of the June 22nd meeting, a recommendation was approved for Principal William ‘Billy’ Troutman of the Cullman Area Technology Academy to have his job duties and title upgraded. Effective July 1, 2017, Troutman will be titled as Career Technical Director/Principal, Cullman Area Technology Academy. (He replaces Jeff Curtis in the role of Career Technical Director)

A recommendation and approval for employment was made for Wanda Gilliland as the new Cullman County Athletic Director. The position is part-time as needed, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

This is a totally new position inside the Cullman County School System.
Superintendent Shane Barnett then recommended Board members accept the following retirements/resignations from current county staff:

Deborah M Twilley
Cullman Area Technology Academy
Special Education Aide
6/30/2017
retirement

Mary Quince Norris
Hanceville High
English Teacher
6/17/2017
resignation

Cynde Roberts
West Point Elementary
2nd grade Teacher
7/31/2017
retirement

Anthony Jay (A. J.) Lamar
West Point High
P. E. Teacher
7/1/2017
resignation

Robin Evans Miller
West Point High
Special Education Teacher
6/27/2017
resignation

Matt Norris
Vinemont High
Science Teacher
7/6/17
resignation

Superintendent Barnette also recommended Board members approval of the following appointments, contingent upon personnel obtaining proper certification as mandated by the State Department of Education and/or meeting all other employment requirements, in accordance with current adopted salary schedules.

All of these appointments are on 187 day contracts effective August 1, 2017:

Sydney Paige Garmon
Cold Springs Elementary
Elementary Teacher
Replacing: Peggy Hudson

Carolyn E Doss
Cold Springs High
Math Teacher
Replacing: Josh Campbell

John Wesley McSwain
Cold Springs High
Agri-Science Teacher
Replacing: James Bradley Murray

Allison Brooke Fowler
Fairview Elementary
Teacher
Replacing: Jan Renee Carr

Savanna Lea Freeman
Fairview Elementary
Teacher
Replacing: Charlotte Blakely

Melody Ann Martin
Good Hope Elementary
3rd Grade Teacher
Replacing: Diane Corbin

Natasha LiAnn Holcombe
Good Hope High
Biology Teacher
Replacing: Shannon J Calloway

Matthew Damon McCulloch
Good Hope High
Social Science
Replacing: Christopher Creel

Eric Daniel Barnes
Good Hope Middle
7th Grade Science Teacher
Rehire

Megan Addieline Stripling
Good Hope Middle
7th Grade Math Teacher
Replacing: James Alexander Ponder

Lanna Easterwood Hogeland
Hanceville Elementary
School Secretary
Replacing: Katie Savannah Funderburg

Logan Kay Sellers
Hanceville Elementary
Kindergarten Teacher
Replacing: Erin Rowell

Elizabeth Ann Watwood
Hanceville Middle
Math Teacher
Replacing: Michael Parrott

Chelsie Danette Alldredge
Holly Pond High
Comprehensive Science or Chemistry Teacher
Replacing: Wilma Whateley

Robert L Franklin
Holly Pond Middle
Temporary, Part-Time Physical Education Teacher
(Mon-Fri, 3 periods)
Rehire

Anthony R Hicks
Holly Pond Middle
Temporary, Part-Time History Teacher
(Mon-Fri, 3 periods)
Rehire

Travis Christian Eskew
Vinemont High
Agri-Science Teacher
Replacing: Brian Heaton

Phillip Stephen Robinson
Vinemont High
Social Science
Replacing: Jeremy Bolzle

Margaret Foust Blackwood
West Point Elementary
Elementary Teacher
Replacing: Kristi Barnette

Trenda B Kimbrell
West Point Elementary
Elementary Teacher
Replacing: Amanda Leigh Neal

Lauren Marie Rainwater
West Point Elementary
Elementary Teacher
Replacing: Shane Carter

Britney Stallings Wilkins
West Point Elementary
Elementary Teacher
Replacing: Paula Widner

Stephen Drew Bryson
West Point High
Social Science Teacher

Kristian William Chappell
West Point High
Special Education Teacher
New Unit

Steven Michael Harbison
West Point High
English Teacher
New Unit

Hayden Leigh West
West Point Intermediate
5th Grade Teacher
Replacing: Patricia Drake

Sydney Currington Chappell
Good Hope High
English Teacher
Replacing: Tammy Norris

Voluntary Transfers

Superintendent Barnette recommends approval of the following voluntary transfers – contingent upon personnel obtaining proper certification as mandated by the State Department of Education and/or meeting all other employment requirements – in accordance with current adopted salary schedules.

DeLan Trimble
Vinemont High
from: Assistant Principal/ Teacher
to: C.A.R.E. Assistant Principal
effective: 7/25/2017
Replacing: Lynn Bradford

Ruth Ellen Martin
from: Good Hope High Bookkeeper
to: Central Office Child Nutrition Bookkeeper
effective: 8/1/2017
Replacing: Rita Wood

Karen Pinion
from: Central Office Learning Supports Facilitator (207 days)
to: Central Office Learning Supports Facilitator (240 days)
effective: 7/1/2017

Janet Lanette Sexton
from: Child Development Center Special Education Teacher
to: Child Development Center Special Education Preschool Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Kim Warren

Summer LouiseWalker
from: Child Development Center Behavorial Student Aide
to: Child Development Center Special Education Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Jan Sexton

Micah Edward Rice
from: Hanceville Elementary Assistant Principal
to: Cold Springs Elementary (K-8) Assistant Principal
effective: 7/25/2017
Replace: Vicky Johnson

Lynn Bradford
from: C.A.R.E Assistant Principal/ Teacher
to: Credit Recovery Assistant Principal
effective: 7/25/2017
moved Credit Recovery program

Lamanda Mapes
from: C.A.R.E. Credit Recovery Teacher
to: Credit Recovery Credit Recovery Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
moved Credit Recovery program

Chad Lee Shannon
from: Cullman Area Technology Academy Science Teacher (187 days)
to: Cullman Area Technology Academy Assistant Principal (197 days)
effective: 7/25/2017
New Unit

Pam Chandler
from: Fairview High Special Education Aide
to: Fairview Middle Special Education Aide
effective: 8/7/2017
transfer of unit

Lakrishia Lashae Hailey
from: Fairview Middle Special Education Teacher
to: Fairview Middle 6th Grade
effective: 8/1/2017
New Unit

William Reid Tidwell
from: Fairview High Special Education Teacher
to: Fairview Middle/ Parkside Special Education Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: LaKrishia Hailey

Sara M Barbee
from: Central Office Learning Supports Secretary
to: Good Hope Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Julie Massey

Jodi Ann Leverett
from: Cullman Area Technology Academy History Teacher
to: Good Hope High 11th Grade US History
effective: 8/1/2017
New Unit

Leslie Needham
from: Fairview Middle Teacher
to: Good Hope Primary 1st grade Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Amanda Swann

Jennifer Lynn Wright
from: Welti Elementary Pre-K Teacher
to: Good Hope Primary Kindergarten Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
New Unit

Janet Turner
from: Hanceville Elementary Elementary Counselor (187 days)
to: Hanceville Elementary Assistant Principal/ Teacher (197 days)
effective: 7/25/2017
Replace: Micah Rice

Kimberly Ann Warren
from: Vinemont Elementary Early Childhood Special Ed Preschool Teacher
to: Hanceville Elementary Special Education Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Desiree Bartlett

Desiree Cheyenne Bartlett
from: Hanceville Middle Special Education Teacher (HES/HMS)
to: Hanceville Middle Special Education Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017

Felicia Bartlett
from: Vinemont Preschool Special Education Preschool Aide
to: Hanceville Middle Special Education Aide
effective: 8/7/2017
moved Special Education Preschool

Erin Skye Rowell
from: Hanceville Elementary
3rd Grade Teacher Hanceville Middle
to: 6th Grade Math & Reading
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Marie Sandlin

Phillip Gay
from: Cullman Area Technology Academy Principal (240 days)
to: Holly Pond Middle/ Elementary Assistant Principal (197 days)
effective: 7/25/2017
Replace: Robin Netherton

Kim Renee Crumbley
from: 1/2 Fairview High/ 1/2 ParksideCounselor
to: Parkside Counselor
effective: 8/1/2017
1/2 New Unit

Cathy Collins
from: Harmony Special Education/ LPN
to: Special Education Preschool Special Education/ LPN
effective: 8/4/2017
moved Special Education Preschool

Melia Faulkner
from: Holly Pond Preschool
Special Education Preschool Teacher
to: Special Education Preschool Special Education Preschool Teacher
8/1/2017
moved Special Education Preschool

MattCollins
from: Cullman Area Technology Academy P E Teacher Hancock Academy 9-12
to: Vinemont High P E Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017

Johnny Whaley
from: Vinemont High High School Counselor (207 days)
to: Vinemont High Assistant Principal/ Teacher (197 days)
effective: 7/25/2017
Replace: DeLan Trimble

Brandy M Fields
from: Welti Elementary Pre-K Aide
to: Welti Elementary First Grade Teacher
8/1/2017
Replace: Brenda Parrish

Donna Cagle
from: West Point Middle Special Education Aide
to: West Point High Special Education Aide
effective: 8/7/2017
transfer of unit

Kristi M Barnette
from: West Point Elementary Elementary Teacher
to: West Point Intermediate Elementary Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
Replace: Donna Mechaw

Jeffery Shane Carter
from: West Point Elementary Elementary Teacher
to: West Point Intermediate 5th Grade Math Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
New Position

Wendy Brown Mann
from: West Point Middle Child Nutrition Worker
to: West Point Middle Custodian (202 days)
effective: 7/18/2017
Replace: Nancy Steele

Mason Greer Voce
from: Child Development Center Behavioral Student Aide
to: West Point Middle Special Education Teacher
effective: 8/1/2017
New Position


Superintendent Barnette recommended approval of the following contract extensions for summer 2017:

Susan Hand
Summer Work, Vinemont Elementary
Effective: Summer 2017
Salary Rate: Regular Rate of Pay

Rhonda Maldonado
Summer Work, Vinemont Elementary
Effective: Summer 2017
Salary Rate: Regular Rate of Pay

He also recommended a 2016-2017 Non-Faculty Coach (contingent upon completion of requirements as per Board Procedures Athletic Regulations) for Jerod Robert Jackson serving Boy’s Golf at Hanceville High.

Superintendent Barnette recommends approval of a couple of contract/salary changes:

Amie Veal
Upgrade to Master’s Degree
State Recognized: June 7, 2017

Jerod Robert Jackson
add Boy’s Golf Coach, Hanceville High
Effective: 2016-2017 school year
Salary Rate: 2016-2017 Athletic Supplements


 

Substitutes

Finally, Superintendent Barnette recommends approval of the following substitutes, contingent upon substitutes obtaining proper certification as mandated by the State Department of Education and/or meeting all other requirements, in accordance with current adopted salary schedules effective August 1, 2017:

Rita Nan Wood
Office

Karson Taylor Scott
Office/Teacher

Serena Nikole Adair
Teacher

Sarah Lynn Bagwell
Teacher

Amber Nicole Barnett
Teacher

Nacole Shane Beasley
Teacher

Kelsey Makena Butts
Teacher

Jennalee Jean Cagle
Teacher

Latisha Faye Collins
Teacher

Kimberly Doss Creel
Teacher

Kate Ellen Crider
Teacher

Emily Nicole Dailey
Teacher

Ashley Lashae Freeman
Teacher

Ruby Nicole Freeman
Teacher

Sara Elizabeth Freeman
Teacher

April Diane Graves
Teacher

Shannon Lee Gurganus
Teacher

Brittney Lamae Guthery
Teacher

Rachel Leah Harden
Teacher

Lillian Mae Hardman
Teacher

Jillian Dawn Herring
Teacher

Rebecca Thomas Howard
Teacher

Kathryn Michelle Hudson
Teacher

Felicia Lashay Hyjek
Teacher

Crystal Loyd Jones
Teacher

Karessa Rose Kelley
Teacher

Adrienne Marie Lacy
Teacher

Peggy Coppett Linton
Teacher

Destiny Nichole Livingston
Teacher

Inger Chasity Marks
Teacher

Heather Miachelle Mathis
Teacher

Terance Kade Maze
Teacher

Emily Cathryn McClurkan
Teacher

Kaitlyn Nicole McCullar
Teacher

Joyce Elson Moore
Teacher

Jennifer April Nayman
Teacher

Brenda Kusz Parrish
Teacher

Janie Kathleen Parson
Teacher

Eric Jason Perry
Teacher

Kia Rashelle Peterson
Teacher

Heather Nicole Phillips
Teacher

Nancy Ellen Phillips
Teacher

Sabrina Rose Phillips
Teacher

Roger Lee Pierce
Teacher

Aaron Glenn Prater
Teacher

Jennifer L Rice
Teacher

Amanda Lauren Shareck
Teacher

Scotty Joel Shareck
Teacher

Taylor Lashane Smith
Teacher

Haley Nicole Stone
Teacher

Samantha Merryn Surrett
Teacher

Linda Kay Thomas
Teacher

Trista Ashley Williams
Teacher

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Superintendent Barnett Approves Long List of New County School Teachers

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