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Wetzel Board Approves Personnel Matters

By Staff | Feb 16, 2011

The Wetzel County Board of Education Feb. 7 accepted resignations from Michael E. Fluharty as 7/8 grade boys’ track coach at Short Line School and from Heidi K. Johnston as assistant girls’ soccer coach at Magnolia High School. Johnston also resigned as assistant boys’ soccer coach.

The board also voted to make changes in employment for the current school year, including the approval of Linda L. Caldwell and Lindsey M. Howell as countywide substitute teachers and Patricia A. Eller as countywide substitute cook.

Angela D. Greathouse was employed as half-time countywide supervisory teacher aide in special education based at Hundred High School, while retaining an existing half-time teacher aide position at the school.

At SLS, the board approved contracted services for Charles R. Blair as mentor-teacher in special education and for Madonna S. Morgan as eighth-grade extended day tutor. Danielle M. Standiford was approved for contracted services at the school as third-grade extended day tutor.

At Valley High School, the board approved Cynthia J. Brown as assistant cheerleader coach and John D. Kocher as assistant girls’ track coach.

The board also approved changes in employment at New Martinsville School, including the approval of Pamela A. Chapman and Stephen E. Rogalski for contracted services as third-grade extended day tutors. In addition, contracted services were approved for Carol L. Tallman as eighth-grade extended day tutor.

At Paden City High School, Jessica L. Dotson was employed non-certified assistant girls’ softball coach, while Lorne K. Sine was approved as assistant boys’ track coach, also non-certified. PCHS Principal Jason P. Salva was employed as head girls’ track coach, while Robert G. Postlethwait was approved as non-certified 7/8 grade boys’ track coach. In addition, Linda S. Zeh was awarded contracted services as eighth-grade extended day tutor.

At Paden City Elementary School, the board approved contracted services for Christine M. Mace as SAT coordinator and for Sherry L. Stanley as third-grade extended day tutor. And at Long Drain School, Janet M. Park was approved for contracted services as third-grade extended day tutor and for Sharon E. Snider as eighth-grade extended day tutor.

At New Martinsville School, Rebecca E. McClain, Alexis J. Robinson, and Rebecca A. Winters were approved as bus duty supervisors.

The board approved a request from Matt Bailey for his son to enroll in and attend PCHS for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year, pending release from Pleasants County Schools. In addition, the board okayed an out-of-state trip request from Mark K. Batton to take the MHS Softball Team to Myrtle Beach April 18-22 during spring break. That trip will be paid by student fund raisers.

The board also approved a request from NMS Principal Fay Shank to take 100 eighth grade students and six chaperones to the Moundsville penitentiary and to a Wild Things baseball game at Washington, Pa., on May 24. That trip will be paid by student fees and the eighth-grade school account.

Bruce Ensinger’s request was approved to attend the National Choral Conference in Chicago, Ill., March 8-12, with funding for co-curricular professional leave activities and with the NMS music teacher’s personal funds.

In addition, the board approved a request to attend the 2011 Quadrant D Leadership Academy in San Diego, Jan. 27-30 for HHS Principal Paul Huston, Beth Sigley, Ron Dennis, Carla Fluharty, Chris Wilson, and Ted Sumner. The trip will be paid by Title I and LDS Unified Plan funds.

Before adjourning to its next regular meeting Feb. 21, the board added Billie Gorby, Chris Gorby, Jordyn Gorby, and Rona Gorby to the list of approved volunteers/chaperones at HHS for the 2010-11 school year and Brenda Kimble to the same list at MHS.