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Board Approves Enrollment And Employment

By Staff | Jun 24, 2009

The Wetzel County Board of Education June 15 approved several requests from parents to allow their children to attend or continue to attend Wetzel County schools in the 2009-10 school year.

Sherry Stanley’s daughters will continue attending Paden City High School, pending release from Tyler County schools, and Rusty and Annette Wetzel’s son will attend Magnolia High School next year, pending release from the same county.

The children of Kristen Stoneking and of George and Jeri White will continue attending MHS, pending releases from Marshall County.

The board also approved a large number of personnel changes, including a change in assignment for Angela M. Barcus from the Reduction-in-Force list to kindergarten teacher at New Martinsville School.

The board also took Lisa M. Ferrell and Abram S. Highley from the RIF list and reassigned them to the same school. Ferrell will teach first grade and Highley will teach second grade in the 2009-10 school year.

In the only other staff changes affecting NMS, the board accepted the immediate resignation of Jason Ensinger as 7/8th grade boys’ track coach and assistant football coach.

At PCHS, the board accepted the resignation of Richard F. Bertozzi coach of the golf team, but approved him as head girls’ basketball coach. Edward V. Amos Jr. was approved as assistant, a non-certified appointment.

The employment of Jon A. Anderson as non-certified PCHS assistant football coach was okayed, as were the non-certified appointments of Penelope J. Baker and Jon D. Baker as softball coach and assistant coach, respectively.

Carolyn R. Hizer was hired as 7/8 grade girls’ volleyball coach at the school, a position not paid by county or school funds. Meanwhile, the board voted to approve the employment of Robert G. Postlethwait as coach of the school’s seventh grade boys basketball team and as assistant football coach, both non-certified positions.

Rachel L. Stoneking will be the school’s cheerleading coach next year and James R. Casto II will be non-certified athletic trainer.

The board accepted the resignation of Roger L. Hill as physical education/health and driver education teacher at Hundred High School and hired Katie E. Amos as halftime English teacher.

In addition, George M. Ray was approved as head girls’ basketball coach. Ray’s position is non-certified as is that of Terry D. Metz, who was employed as Ray’s assistant.

Cynthia S. Varner was approved as assistant cheerleader coach at the school and Anna M. Watson as employed as athletic trainer. Jeremy B. Kelch was employed as Hornet Head Baseball Coach and Richard D. Hayes was employed as assistant football coach for 2009-10. Kelch and Hayes have non-certified positions.

Contracted services were approved for Sean L. Sneddon as site coordinator for technology at HHS, while Natalie R. Balwanz was okayed as non-certified head cheerleader coach.

Brian K. Bartlett was approved a head girls’ softball coach, also a non-certified appointment. Bartlett also was approved as eighth grade boys’ basketball coach and Long Drain School.

Terry L. Riter was employed as HHS assistant baseball coach and as eighth grade girls’ basketball coach at LDS, both non-certified positions.

The board accepted several resignations at LDS, including that of Karen L. Longwell as technology coordinator and Joni L. Yoho as summer program teacher. In addition, Marla J. LaRue’s assignment was changed from countywide special education teacher based at LDS to fourth grade.

Contracted services were approved for James G. West as summer program teacher at LDS and he was employed as eighth grade boys’ basketball coach at Short Line School for next year.

In other SLS changes in employment at SLS, Michael E. Fluharty was hired as seventh grade boys’ basketball coach and as 7/8 grade boys’ track coach.

At MHS, the board accepted the resignation of Brittany T. McGinnis as assistant cheerleader coach and approved her appointment as head cheerleader coach.

Meredith L. Tusic was named head girls’ track coach and assistant volleyball coach, while David L. Grandstaff and Martin L. Riggs Jr. were employed as non-certified assistant football coaches.

Joseph B. Ingold was approved as assistant wrestling coach. No county or school funds are committed to fund Ingold’s position. Matthew J. Quinet was approved for employment as head boys’ soccer coach and head boys track coach for the 2009-10 SSAC season.

Among the approvals for employment at Valley High School was Steven M. Ingold as assistant baseball coach and Debra D. Kocher as head cheerleader coach, both non-certified positions. Also, Holly A. Groves was approved as halftime art teacher, effective Aug. 21.

Lucinda A Nipper was named athletic trainer and Gary R. Partridge was employed as head volleyball coach.

In addition, Partridge was employed as eighth grade girls’ basketball coach at SLS. The board also okayed Timmy J. Starkey as assistant girls’ basketball coach. All are non-certified appointments.