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Board Approves Changes

By Staff | Oct 15, 2008

A number of personnel changes were approved Oct. 6 by the Wetzel County Board of Education, including a change in assignment for Peggy A. Huggins from Reduction-in-Force status to countywide supervisory teacher aide/Autism mentor, special education. She will be based at New Martinsville School.

Also at NMS, the board approved the retirement, effective Sept. 12, of Emily P. Fenton as special education teacher and the hiring of Alan J. Miller as supervisory teacher aide-male, special education.

In addition, the board voted to approve a change in assignment for Bonnie A. Martin from countywide supervisory teacher aide/Autism mentor to supervisory teacher aide at NMS.

In other changes at NMS, contracted services were approved for April S. Stolfer as mentor/teacher-Spanish/ESL and Ashley Williams was hired as 7/8 grade cheerleader coach for the WVSSAC 2008-09 season. Stolfer also will teach at Magnolia High School.

In other staffing action at MHS, contracted services were approved for Tammy H. Wells as mentor principal at the school and for Rebecca L. Meckley as mentor teacher-business at both MHS and Paden City High School. Frank Cibik was approved as MHS assistant girls’ basketball coach.

At Valley High School, contracted services were approved for Kristina L. Earley as mentor teacher-technology education and for Mary S. Bissett as bus duty supervisor at the Wetzel County Center for Children and Families.

In the only personnel change at Short Line School, the board okayed a change in assignment for Christina N. McCoy from supervisory teacher aide/Autism mentor, special education.

The board approved the employment of Elizabeth A. Glow, Melissa J. Landis, and Ted G. Summer as countywide substitute teachers. Summers also was hired as countywide halftime MI/LD/BD with Autism teacher at PCHS. He retains a halftime appointment as countywide substitute teacher.

Ralph Alonzo Myers was approved for employment as countywide bus operator, pending completion of all certification.

Elsewhere, a request from Lloyd Dennis Jr. was approved for his home-schooled son to attend drivers’ education classes at MHS during the second semester of the 2008-09 school year, providing there is space in the class to accommodate him.

Meanwhile, the board authorized Nicole S. Greaver, a senior at Hundred High School, to attend classes on a half-day basis this school year, providing she accumulate sufficient credits to meet graduation requirements. The board also authorized the Paden City Elementary School Library to raise funds in behalf of the school.

Requests were approved from a Marshall County student and a Tyler County student to attend Wetzel County classes this year, pending releases from their respective counties. The next meeting is Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at VHS.