ECSS BOE approves educational resources, personnel recs

Published 3:37 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved additional professional development and educational resources during its meeting on Aug. 11.

The board approved the purchase of Proven Practices Professional Development from PowerSchool Group LLC for $227,500; a math intervention and professional development from BBB Educational Enterprises Inc. and Heinemann to increase math proficiency in grades 1-5 for $300,596.75 for materials and $85,761 for professional development; and guided reading series and classroom library sets for grades K-5 from Heinemann and Next Level Libraries LLC for $473,836.50.

The development and educational resources were paid for with ESSER III funding.

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In other business, the board:

• approved the salary adjustment for the superintendent based on the state’s 4 percent raise and salary matrix based on years of service, effective Oct. 1, 2022;

• approved the purchase of property at 1201 Forrest Ave., East Brewton, for $170,000 utilizing local funds. The property was appraised by Alan Associates LLC with a value of $175,000. The board is responsible for the property’s appraisal fee of $400. The board will not assume any debt with the purchase of this property;

• approved a revised salary schedule;

• approved the following personnel recommendations:

Resignation

• Emily Harrison, as office aide at Escambia County High School, effective Aug. 12;

• Winter Sims, as special education teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 4;

• Rebecca Green, as elementary teacher at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Aug. 10;

• Sabrina Dailey, as six-hour lunchroom worker at Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective July 21;

• Kimberly Price, as custodian at W.S. Neal Elementary School, effective Aug. 19;

• Stephen Knowlton, as science teacher at W.S. Neal High School, effective Aug. 1;

• Wyatt Oliver, HVAC/electrician at Atmore Maintenance Department, effective Aug. 1;

Employment

• Michele Collier, as assistant superintendent of teaching, learning, assessment and PD for the ECSS BOE, effective Aug. 12;

• Avia Hill, as Pre-K program teacher aide at A.C. Moore Elementary School, effective Aug. 12;

• Trajan Hollinger, as custodian at ECHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Melvin Jones, as math teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Amanda Hunter, as teacher aide at ECHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Tovjivanese McMaster, as special education teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 2;

• Teresa McMaster, as special education teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 2;

• Vernametres McCracklin, as social studies teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 8;

• Vallerese Preyer, as secretary/bookkeeper at ECHS, effective Aug. 8;

• Nicole Jones, as counselor at Escambia County Middle School, effective Sept. 12;

• Sydnie High, as elementary teacher at ECMS, effective Aug. 8;

• Kelly Moulton, as six-hour lunchroom worker at ECMS, effective Aug. 12;

• Shelbi Himes, as elementary teacher at Flomaton Elementary School, effective Aug. 1;

• Teresa Jordan, as academic interventionist at Huxford Elementary School, effective Aug. 1;

• Carolyn Galbraith, as special education aide at HES, effective Aug. 1;

• Selena Ramos, as teacher aide at PMJHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Sonya Higdon, as custodian at PMJHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Susan Anthony, as kindergarten teacher at RPES, effective Aug. 1;

• Kelly Mitchell, as counselor at WSNES, effective Aug. 15;

• Makayla Lucas, as special education aide at WSNES, effective Aug. 12;

• Gail Peace, as part time academic interventionist at W.S. Neal Middle School, effective Aug. 12;

• Tehron Stallworth, as social studies teacher at WSNHS, effective Aug. 8;

• Johnnie Ward, as utility/groundskeeper at Brewton Maintenance Department, effective Sept. 1;

• Haden Norton, as speech language pathologist at Office of Special Education and Student Services, effective Aug. 8;

• Alvin West, as gifted education teacher at Office of Special Education and Student Services, effective Aug. 8;

Employment change

• JoLynn Godwin, as interim administrator at A.C. Moore, to academic interventionist at PMJHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Wendy Stokes, as secretary/bookkeeper at ECHS, to teacher aide at ECMS, effective Aug. 12;

• Taylor Rolin, as instructional/office aide at ECMS, to teacher aide at RPES, effective Aug. 12;

• Amber Dunaway, as ARI reading specialist at PMJHS, to interim administrator at A.C. Moore, effective Aug. 12;

• Traci Ward, as academic interventionist at PMJHS, to ARI reading specialist at PMJHS, effective Aug. 12;

• Gavin Walker, as social studies teacher at WSNHS, to science teacher at WSNHS, effective Aug. 1;

• Brittney Van Winkle, as teacher aide at WSNHS to elementary teacher at WSNES, effective Aug. 12;

Rehire

• Keyon Thompson, as math teacher at ECHS, effective Aug. 12; and,

• Tyler Boatwright, as math teacher at WSNMS, effective Aug. 15.