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White returns to Clanton Middle School as principal

Carla White will be the new principal at Clanton Middle School, following approval Tuesday by the Chilton County Board of Education.

White was assistant principal at CMS prior to working as principal at Verbena for one year.

She replaces Kelvin Boulware, who was principal at CMS for one year.

White’s transfer was among several personnel decisions approved by the Board at a regular meeting Tuesday.

All Board members were present for the meeting.

Other administrative personnel moves included approval of Rosalyn Dixon as assistant principal at Chilton County High School and Meghan Owens as assistant principal at Jemison Elementary School.

No principal has been hired at JES following Louise Pitts’ transfer to Clanton Intermediate School, and Board member Pam Price said she did not think an assistant principal should be hired before a principal was in place.

“I don’t have anything against this person; I just don’t think it’s fair,” Price said.

Other personnel moves are listed below.

Resignations and retirements included:

•Jill Davis, Jemison Elementary School teacher, effective immediately.

•Jennifer Roberts Noah, Jemison Elementary School teacher, effective immediately.

•Emily Bedgood, Isabella High School English language arts teacher, effective immediately.

•Rosa Tucker, Clanton Elementary School special education teacher, effective immediately.

New certified employees and transfers included:

•Johnna Springer, speech pathologist at Clanton Intermediate School.

•Denise Eiland, science teacher at Clanton Middle School.

•Kevin Lenker, band/interventionist at Clanton Middle School.

•Greta McGowan, counseling/interventionist at Clanton Middle School.

•Courtney Adams, teacher at Jemison Elementary School.

•Loryn Acker, teacher at Jemison Elementary School.

•Caitlin Yancey, teacher at Jemison Elementary School.

•Mary Williams, teacher at Jemison Elementary School.

•Kaitlin Fowler, teacher at Jemison Elementary School.

•Haley Watts, teacher at Jemison Elementary School.

•Kerri Tillery, speech pathologist at Jemison Elementary School.

•Donna Glenn, library media specialist at Jemison Elementary School.

•Alexis Alexander, collaborative ed. teacher at Jemison Middle School.

•Ashley Hasenbein, English language arts teacher at Jemison High School.

•Suzanne Timothy, art teacher at Jemison High School.

•Jason Cleckley, industrial technology and engineering instructor at LeCroy Career Technical Center.

•Misty Cleckler, health science instructor at LeCroy Career Technical Center.

•Michelle Law, school counselor at LeCroy Career Technical Center.

•David Stegall, math/science instructor at LeCroy Career Technical Center.

•Gina Riley, teacher at Maplesville High School.

•Clark Whatley, collaborative ed. teacher at Maplesville High School.

•Peyton Truett, general science at Maplesville High School.

•Annette Marie Long, counselor at Thorsby High School.

•Marie Mitchell Montgomery, English language arts teacher at Thorsby High School.

•Jessica Leigh Benson Ellison, elementary teacher at Thorsby High School.

•David DeJean, math teacher at Verbena High School.

•Leslee Deavers, instructional coach at Verbena High School.

•Cynthia Knowles, general science at Verbena High School.

•Whitney Jacks, itinerant speech language pathologist for the special education department.

New support employees and transfers included:

•Angie Handley, special education paraprofessional at Chilton County High School.

•Veronica Walker, CNP assistant at Chilton County High School.

•Crystal Roberson, special education teacher assistant at Clanton Elementary School.

•Rochelle Baker, special education teacher assistant at Clanton Middle School.

•Amanda Carter, special education teacher assistant at Clanton Middle School.

•Michelle Melendy Battaglia, special education teacher assistant at Clanton Middle School.

•Kathy Conway, CNP assistant manager at Isabella High School.

•Desiree Bailey, CNP assistant at Jemison Middle School.

•Michael Alexander Campbell, special education paraprofessional at Jemison Middle School.

•Jennifer Morris, instructional aide at LeCroy Career Technical Center.

•Ashley Ellison, instructional aide at LeCroy Career Technical Center.

•Victor Rodriguez, paraprofessional at PASS Academy.

•James Clark Thompson, bus driver for Jemison for the Transportation Department.

A leave was approved for Jennifer Edwards from May 4 until June 15.

In other business, the Board:

•Approved Financial Department requests.

•Approved Child Nutrition Program requests, including to pay substitutes for required managers’ software training on May 16, purchase a replacement steamer for Maplesville High School and the lowest quoted price, and replace the ceiling tiles at Verbena High School, per the health department.

•Approved the 2016 Textbook Committee selections for science.

•Approved the request from the Federal Programs supervisor to post and hire class size reduction positions as requested by Title I school administrators, based on classroom enrollment after the first day of school and projected Title II funds.

•Approved the childhood obesity program, “Body Quest: Food of the Warrior,” through the Nutrition Education program of the Alabama Extension.

As part of the superintendent’s report, the Board approved:

•To contract with Jason Cleckley to work with Johnson Controls and the Board of Education during the month of June and July to set up a new Industrial Maintenance program at LeCroy Career Technical Center. 6030 Career Tech funds will be used for the contract, which is in the amount of $4,900.

•A one-time supplement in the amount of $4,500, to be paid out of local funds, for Todd Davis for handling Safe Schools for the 2015-16 school year. Davis wrote the curriculum for the Safe Schools program and organized all county organizations to be part of the process. The state requires that the school system have a Safe Schools coordinator.

•Scheduled a finance work session for 1 p.m. July 14 and a called hiring meeting at 4 p.m. the same day.