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Bolden hired as ECMS principal

Deborah Bolden is the new principal at Escambia County Middle School.

The Escambia County Board of Education met in a special-called meeting Wednesday morning for personnel recommendations.

Bolden replaces Dr. Anthony Morris.

In other business, the board:

• transferred Kellie Steele as teacher at Escambia County High School to librarian at A.C. Moore Elementary School, effective Aug. 5, 2016;

• transferred Cynthia Saucer as teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary School to ARI Reading Specialist at Escambia County Schools, effective Aug. 5;

• transferred Latoshia Woods as special education teacher at W.S. Neal Middle School to special education teacher at A.C. Moore, effective Aug. 5;

• employed Paula Ferguson as elementary teacher at A.C. Moore, effective Aug. 5;

• employed Jennifer Silcox as special education teacher at Flomaton Elementary, effective Aug. 5;

• employed Teresa Nipper as cosmetology instructor at ECHS, effective Aug. 1;

• employed Christopher Walker as Star Academy math teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 5;

• employed Keysha Gonzalez as culinary arts teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 1;

• employed Jennifer Snellgrove as a seven-hour custodian at ECHS, effective Aug. 1;

• employed Melanie Luker as bus driver at the Atmore Bus Stop, effective Aug. 9; and,

• accepted the resignation of Courtney Harrison as a six-hour lunchroom worker at FHS, effective July 7; and,

• accepted the resignation of Derek Roberts as English teacher and head football and basketball coach at ECMS, effective June 30.