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BOE approves personnel recommendations

The Escambia County School System approved personnel recommendations during its board of education meeting on June 8.

The following personnel recommendation by action were approved:

Leave of Absence

• Sherry Atkins, seven-hour lunchroom worker at Pollard McCall Junior High School, medical leave, effective March 3, 2021 through May 12, 2021;

• Kathy Steadham, custodian at Turtle Point Science Center, under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective Feb. 26, 2021 through May 31, 2021;

Resignation

• Victoria Jones, six-hour lunchroom worker at Escambia County High School, effective May 20, 2021;

• Ashley Trawick, counselor at ECHS, effective July 1, 2021;

• Brandy Turner, elementary teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective May 21, 2021;

• Jillian Jewell, elementary teacher at ECMS, effective May 21;

• Leah Herrington, elementary teacher at Flomaton Elementary, effective May 21;

• Jennifer C. Fox, elementary teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary, effective May 21;

• Sara Smith, LPN/instructional aide at RPEs, effective May 21;

• Damien Jackson, special education instructional aide at W.S. Neal Elementary School, effective May 21;

• Lisa Rushing, assistant principal at WSNES, effective June 3;

• Anthony Wald, science teacher at W.S. Neal Middle, effective May 21;

• James Free, career preparedness teacher at W.S. Neal High School, effective May 21;

• Holly Pettis, English language arts teacher at WSNHS, effective June 3;

• Darin Peebles, mechanic at Atmore Bus Shop, effective May 14;

• Albert Grassia, technology technician, ECS Technology Department, effective May 25;

• Floyd Wilson, parttime custodian at Atmore Central Office, effective May 19;

• Kristal Wardrop, board minutes secretary at Brewton Central Office, effective Aug. 31;

• Ana-Marie Rowell, teacher aide, Academic Recovery Response Plan Summer Program at Huxford Elementary School, effective May 13;

Retirement

• John Knott, superintendent, Escambia County Board of Education, effective Aug. 31;

Transfer

• Winter Sims, special education teacher at Alternative School to same position at ECHS, effective Aug. 4, 2021;

• George Brown, principal at FES to same position at Flomaton High School, effective July 1, 2021;

• Amanda Crowder, elementary teacher at ECMS to same position at RPES, effective Aug. 4, replacing Angela Davis;

• Jacquita Jenkins, special education teacher at ECMS to same position at RPES, effective Aug. 4, replacing Larissa Goodrich;

• Tamara Banks, special education teacher at ECMS to same position at RPES, effective Aug. 4, replacing Karyn Orellana;

• Megan Donald, elementary teacher at WSNMS to same position at RPES, effective Aug. 4, replacing Alic Wolters;

Employment

• Kelli Stuckey, business office clerk at ECSS in Brewton, effective June 1;

• April Lucas, board minutes secretary in Brewton, effective June 1;

• Collin Lashley, counselor at ECMS, effective Aug. 4;

• Brett Amos, elementary teacher at ECMS, effective Aug. 4;

• Cindy Davis, special education teacher at ECMS, effective Aug. 4;

• Lauren Darden, special education teacher at FEs, effective Aug. 4;

• Brooke Gafford, elementary teacher at HES, effective Aug. 4;

• Kimberly Ward, seven-hour lunchroom worker at HES, effective Aug. 4;

• Tanya Massingill, teacher aide at WSNMS, effective Aug. 4;

• Tyshawn Davis, career prep teacher at WSNHS, effective Aug. 4;

• Joseph Burleson, social studies teacher at WSNHS, effective Aug. 4;

• Jesse Rowlen, science teacher at WSNHS, effective Aug. 4;

• Steve White, mechanic at Atmore Bus Shop, effective June 7;

• Travis Kelley, technology technician at ECS Tech Department, effective June 21;

• Angela Wright, teacher at summer program, effective June 9;

• For the complete list of employments, visit www.escambiak12.net.

Employment change

• Lorri Tolbert, custodian at HES, to seven-hour lunchroom worker at HES (185 days), effective Aug. 4;

• Kristie Harris, teacher at Academic Recovery Response Plan Summer Program, to teacher at Title I Jump Start Summer Program at RPES, effective May 26;

• Cynthia Clack, teacher aide to substitutde teacher aide at Academic Recovery Response Plan Summer Program at RPEs, effective May 26; and,

Temporary employment

• Melva Salter, temporary/parttime office aide at Brewton Central Office effective June 1 through July 15, 2021.

In other business, the board approved the state-mandated pay raise of 2 percent with all employees’ contract year.