Rickie Mason named Mitchell Junior High School Dean Of Students

MITCHELL – The Mitchell Community School board Monday night, in a unanimous vote, approved Rickie Mason as the Mitchell Junior High School Dean of Students.

Rickie Mason Mitchell Junior High School Dean of Students

Mason will start his fifth year in the Mitchell Community School system and has been involved with education for the last ten years.

Mason attended Oakland City College for his degree as a Mathematics teacher, and with a Master’s in Building Adminstration.

Mason lives in Oakland City where his mother also resides. He has two older brothers, an older sister and six nieces and nephews.

Rickie Mason’s comments

Kim, Rickie’s girlfriend and her 11 year old daughter Madison, has supported his efforts.

” I just want the parents, students, and staff to know I am here to serve the students and do the best job I can,” said Mason following the school board meeting.

In other personnel matters:

Retirements/Resignations

  • Michelle Taylor – Burris Special Education – Emotions Disabilities Teacher begining the 2021-2022 School year
  • Holli West – Mitchell High School Special Education teacher, effective July 31, 2021
  • Kali Wigley – Mitchell Junior High School and Mitchell High School Remediation aide effective May 21, 2021
  • Joanna Heinz – Mitchell Junior High School Special Aide effective May 21, 2021
  • Carolyn Harper – Hatfield Elementary Cafeteria employee effective May 19, 2021
  • Jerry Chaney – Junior Varsity Girls Basketball coach effective May 19,2021
  • Amos Wagner -Assistant Varsity Coach effective May 11, 2021

New Hires

  • Rickie Mason – Mitchell Junior High School Dean of Students effective July 26, 2021
  • Jean Sowders – Mitchell Junior High School NOVUS lab/PBL Coorindantor – Effective 2021-2022 School year
  • Jacob Riley – Mitchell Junior High School/Mitchell High School Choir/Music teacher effective 2021-2022 School year
  • Brandon Cuellar – Mitchell Health /PE teacher effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Stephanie Dalphin – Mitchell Blind/Low Vision Consultant and Mitchell High School Special Education teacher effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Elizabeth Rubacha- Grade 6 Social Studies effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Michelle Thomspon-Miller – Burris Elementary Multi Cat Special Education Teacher effective 2021-2022
  • Mitchell Junior High School Virtual teachers effective the 2021-2022 school year include”
    • Max Ziebell – Social Studies
    • Jessica Downey – Math
    • Erin Murphy – English/Language Arts
    • Kirsten Martin – Special Education
    • Sarah Reynolds- Special Education
  • Kim Wray – Hatfield Elementary Summer School Teacher from June 7-18, 2021
  • Shelby Cole – Hatfield Elementary Mutli Cat Special Education Aide effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Keesha Presser – Burris Elmentary Multi-Cat Special Education Aide effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Amanda Speer – Hatfield Elementary Kindergarten Aide effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Zach Kern- Mitchell Junior High School Special Education aide effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Sarah Adams – Mitchell Junior High School Special education aide effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Elizabeth Root – Mitchell Class ” C” Night Custodian effecive 2021-2022 school year

Leave requests

  • Molly Phillips – Hatfield Elementary Multi Cat Special Education teacher effective August 23,2021 – October 15, 2021

Extra Curricular Employment

  • Seavor Roach – Thespian Play 2020-2021 school year
  • Zachary Tibbs – Band, Summer School, June and July 2021-2022 school year
  • Lori Quebberman – Head girls and boys track coach 2021-2022 school year
  • Dennis Hardman – Assistant boys track coach – 2021-2022 school year
  • Steven Sabo – Assistant boys track coach – 2021-2022 school year
  • Dawn Duncan – Assistant girls track coach – 2021 and 2022 school year
  • Matt Sowders – High School girls golf coach – 2021 -2022 school year

Transfers/Other

  • Bryan Fountain – from Burris Grade 5 Teacher to Burris Instructional coach – effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Kamri Duncan – from Burris classroom aide to Burris Title I aide effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Teresa McKnight – from Burris Library Paraprofessional to Burris classroom aid effective 2021-2022 school year
  • Crystal Miller from Mitchell Junior High School to Burris Library Paraprofessinal effective 2021-2022 school year

With the Joint Services being dissolved several positions were added for Mitchell Community Schools to take on the new role in Special Education as well as some contracts for services for this new endeavor.

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