ECBOE approves personnel recommendations at July 13 meeting

Published 10:17 am Monday, July 17, 2023

The Escambia County Board of Education approved personnel recommendations during its July 13 meeting at the Central Office in Brewton.

The BOE approved the following personnel recommendations:


  • Margie Baggett, as bus driver at Brewton Bus Shop, effective May 26, 2023;

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  • Kim Yarber, as English/language arts teacher at Escambia County High School, effective June 29;
  • Wesley Tucker, as science teacher at Escambia County Alternative School, effective Aug. 2;
  • Michael Williams, as assistant band director at Escambia County Middle School, effective July 14;
  • Kathleen Allen, as secretary/registrar at Huxford Elementary School, effective July 5;
  • Beverly VanHoosen, as seven-hour lunchroom worker at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective July 1;
  • Gala Nobles, as elementary teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective Aug. 2;
  • Terries Lett, as assistant principal at RPES, effective July 10;
  • Robert Spicer, as bus driver at Brewton Bus Shop, effective May 26;
  • Rheanna Thomas, as special needs bus aide at Brewton Bus Shop, effective July 10;


  • Torie Trentham, as secondary math specialist at ECBOE, effective July 25;
  • Keyanna Wiggins, as teacher aide at ECHS, replacing Mary Fails, effective Aug. 2;
  • Patrice Fountain, as special education teacher at ECAS, replacing Elizabeth Chaloux, effective Aug. 2;
  • Elishhia Perez, as English/language arts teacher at ECAS, replacing Joe Ellington, effective Aug. 2;
  • Ashley Snow, as secondary teacher at Flomaton High School, replacing Daniel Killam, effective Aug. 2;
  • Angela Boutwell, as CNP manager at Flomaton Elementary School, replacing Laura Bailey, effective Aug. 2;
  • Sharon Brown, as academic interventionist at HES, replacing Teresa Jordan, effective Aug. 2;
  • Tasha McFurgeson, as Pre-K auxiliary teacher aide at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Aug. 2;
  • Joann Delillo, as six-hour lunchroom worker at W.S. Neal Middle School, replacing Minnie Hassell, effective Aug. 2;
  • Logan Cook, as science teacher at WSNMS, replacing Reyna Vega, effective Aug. 2;
  • Katie Clay, as special needs bus aide at Brewton Bus Shop, replacing Fancis Ward, effective Aug. 4;

Employment change

  • Raquel Davis, from secondary reading ELA specialist at ECBOE to assistant principal at RPES, replacing Lett, effective July 25;
  • Victoria Shipp, from six-hour lunchroom worker at ECMS to seven-hour lunchroom worker at ECMS, replacing Cheryl Shoemaker, effective Aug. 2;
  • Heather Kirkland, from elementary teacher at PMJHS to ARI reading specialist/coach at PMJHS, replacing Traci Ward, effective Aug. 2;


  • Sydnie High, as elementary teacher, from RPES to WSNMS, replacing Susan Wiggins, effective Aug. 2;
  • Katie Sirmon, as elementary teacher, from W.S. Neal Elementary School to PMJHS, replacing Heather Kirkland, effective Aug. 2;

Summer employment

  • James Williams, as custodian at ECMS, effective July 20; and,
  • Cierra Strehl, as custodian at HES, effective July 17.

In other business, the board:

  • tabled the approval of the fiscal year 2024 salary schedule;
  • tabled the approval of the 2023-24 salary schedule supplement;
  • approved the ECBOE Travel Reimbursement Procedures/Guidelines; and,
  • and tabled the revision of board policy 3.10.1 – Fiscal Management – Employee Compensation. The item will be tabled for 30 days.