McKenzie leaving Rachel Patterson

Published 2:34pm Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rachel Patterson Elementary School will be looking for a new principal after Susan McKenzie was named principal at W.S. Neal Elementary School in East Brewton Thursday.

McKenzie will take over the position left vacant when John Knott left the spot to take on the roll as assistant superintendent with the Escambia County Board of Education at the central office.

BOE Superintendent Randall Little said the move for McKenzie will be a benefit to students at W.S. Neal Elementary.

“We are pleased to have her in that position,” Little said. “We will now begin our search for a principal for Rachel Patterson.”

In another change of positions within the school board offices, Mona Simmons will now be taking on the duties serving as human resources officer and transportation director for the county school system. Previously, Simmons had served as the supervisor for special education and student services in the Flomaton office.

Other personnel changes for the county school system approved Thursday by the board were:

Resignations: Cathy Boyd, registered nurse, Atmore area schools; Louise Bailey, six-hour lunchroom worker at Pollard-McCall Junior High School; Roderick Hamilton, special education teacher at Escambia County Middle School; Erin Martin, teacher aide at W.S. Neal Elementary School; Julia Downing, bus driver, Brewton bus shop; Ashley Peak, math teacher, Escambia County High School.
Retirements: Margo Minchew, six-hour lunchroom worker, W.S. Neal Elementary School; Diane Williamson, counselor, Escambia-Brewton Career Technical Center.

Transfers: Alice White, physical education teacher at Escambia County Middle School to physical education teacher at Huxford Elementary School replacing Theodore White; Meagan Stewart, teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary School to fourth grade teacher at A.S. Moore Elementary school replacing Charlotte Welch; Sturleen Butler-Morris, teacher at Escambia County Alternative School to media specialist at Escambia County High School replacing Sheryl West.

Employment: Brandon Perdue, agri-science teacher at W.S. Neal High School replacing Todd Williamson; Willie Fantroy, technology technician with the technology department; Terri Stallworth, six-hour lunchroom worker at W.S. Neal High School replacing Mary Greenwell; Joni Simpson, six-hour lunchroom worker at W.S. Neal Elementary School replacing Margo Minchew; Sheila Ashcraft, seven-hour lunchroom worker at Huxford Elementary School; Shannon Pettis, bus driver, Brewton Bush Shop replacing Melba Coleman; Paula Bell, bus driver, Brewton Bush Shop; Dennis Fuqua, site coordinator for 21st Century Community Learning Center, summer program at Flomaton high School; Ashley Turk, teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary school replacing Debbie Hester; Melissa Daniel, special education teacher at Escambia County Middle School replacing Jennifer Williams.
Andie Boatwright, bus driver, Atmore bush shop replacing Wanda McGhee; Paul Pearson, bus driver, Atmore bus shop replacing Joyce Braswell; Clint Smith, agri-science teacher at Flomaton High School replacing Dennis Fuqua; Kevin Linam, science teacher at Escambia County High School; Mattie Williams-Armstrong, special education teacher at Escambia County High School replacing Jennifer Newman; Jessica Fountain, speech language pathologist at Huxford Elementary School replacing Wendy Stafford; Esther Grace, school choice bus driver, Atmore bus shop replacing Nehemiah Cooler; Frankie Moye, bus driver, Brewton bus shop, replacing Julia Downing; Deneise Larkin, counselor at Escambia County High School replacing Tonya Ragan.

Employment changes: Beth Drew from supervisor at Atmore central office to federal programs/curriculum and instruction director, Atmore central office; Theresa White from office aide at Escambia County Middle School to secretary/bookkeeper at Escambia Cou7nty Middle School replacing Allison Murphy.
Temporary employment: Joshua Cockrell, temporary band director at Flomaton High School.

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