Mitchell School Board Approves Several Personnel Changes Ahead Of School Year

(MITCHELL) – On Monday night the Mitchell School Board made several personnel changes ahead of the opening of the 2020-2021 school year.

Here is a list of those changes:

Resignations and Retirements:

  • Pamela Canada – Hatfield Special Education Teacher – Resignation – Effective August 6, 2020
  • Cody Conner – Mitchell High School English Teacher – Resignation – Effective July 28, 2020
  • Alyssa Cogwell – Burris Special Education Aide – Resignation Effective July, 20, 2020
  • Sherri Kern – Hatfield Custodian – Retirement – Effective August 14, 2020
  • Mike Brown – Bus Driver – Route #24 – Retirement – Effective July 29, 2020
  • Josh Landers – Choir and Music Teacher – Resignation – Effective – August 6, 2020
  • Sara James – Mitchell Junior High School Cheer Coach – Resignation – Effective – August 9, 2020
  • Stephanie Hardman – Mitchell Community Schools Behavioral Counselor – Retirement – Effective – August 10, 2020

New Hires:

  • Madison McGinness – Burris 4th Grade Teacher – Effective August 12, 2020
  • Natasha Collins – Burris Elementary Special Education Aide – Effective – August 12, 2020
  • Sally Miller – Burris Elementary Permanent Substitute Teacher (Temporary) – Effective August 17, 2020.
  • Jeanette Martin – CTE Teacher – Effective August 12, 2020
  • Lindsey Bess – Burris Elementary Cafeteria Worker – Effective August 17, 2020
  • Gretchen King – Hatfield Elementary Resource Room Teacher – Effective August 12, 2020
  • Joel Parsons – Hatfield Elementary Maternity Leave Coverage – Effective from August 12, 2020 – October 1, 2020
  • Shannon Terrell – Route # 3 Driver – Effective August 17, 2020
  • Dianah Randolph – Route #28 Driver – Effective August 17, 2020
  • Wayne Fulgate – Route # 36 Driver – Effective August 17, 2020
  • Loraine Chastain – One year leave of absence – Effective August 17, 2020

Extra-Curricular Hires:

  • Mark Ryan – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
  • Mike Hopper – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
  • Tony Sanders – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
  • Kyle Blackwell – Freshman C Basketball Coach

Transfers:

  • Jackson Ryan – Burris Elementary classroom teacher to Mitchell High School teacher
  • Hedi Myers from Mitchell High School CTE instructor to CPR Director/Medical Support Staff/Emergency Substitute teacher.

In other business:

The Mitchell School board approved the sale of Bus #13 and Bus #29 for $1,000 each.

The school board also approved the disposal of obsolete technology equipment that will no longer be of any value to the school corporation.

Finally, the school corporation approved a change to the pay scale of a school LPN/Medical Assistant to include benefits. The position at this time has not been filled.

The teachers of the corporation will begin this Wednesday and a training session will be held to prepare them for the upcoming school year. The student’s first day is Monday.

School board members will tour all of the school facilities on Friday afternoon to look over the preparations that have been made ahead of the opening of the schools.

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