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BOE approves personnel recs

Members of the Escambia County School Board followed the recommendation to take the following action regarding school personnel during Thursday’s meeting:

Leave of Absence:

• Brandon Stophel, custodian at Escambia County High School, medical leave of absence effective Nov. 20, 2020 through March 28, 2021.

Resignation:

• Brittany Brown, kindergarten teacher at Flomaton Elementary School, effective May 21;

• Angela Davis, elementary teacher at Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective May 21;

• Angela Roman, math teacher at W.S. Neal Middle School effective May 21;

• Christopher Davis, teacher at W.S. Neal High School effective May 21;

• James Gosnell, math teacher at W.S. Neal High School effective May 21;

• Dudley Fountain, HVAC/Electrician with Atmore maintenance department, effective April 12.

Retirement:

• Mary Quarker, special education instructional aide at Escambia County High School effective June 1;

• Jonathan Barnes, teacher at Escambia County High School effective June 1;

• Scott Hammond, principal at Flomaton High School effective July 1;

• Teresa Hultz, teacher at Flomaton High School effective June 1;

• Connie Hale, elementary teacher at Huxford Elementary School effective June 1;

• Joann Boatwright, 7-hour lunchroom worker at Huxford Elementary School effective June 1;

• David Bodiford, teacher at W.S. Neal High School effective June 1;

• Jane Franklin, bus driver at Brewton Bus Shop effective June 1;

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

Transfer:

• Emily Lindsay, special education teacher at Escambia County Middle School to special education teacher at Flomaton Elementary School effective Aug. 4 (replacing Robyn Watson.

Employment:

• Meghan Mayo, elementary teacher at Flomaton Elementary School effective Aug 4;

• Kayla Riley, speech language pathologist at Huxford Elementary School effective Aug. 4;

• Christianna Redditt, elementary teacher at Huxford Elementary School effective Aug. 4;

• Tiffany Hammac, special education teacher at Huxford Elementary School effective April 23 (replacing Vicki Gulsby).

Employment Change:

• Marlo Young, counselor at Escambia County Middle School to Mental health Service Coordinator with the Escambia County Board of Education effective March 29;

• Summer Patterson, special education teacher at Flomaton Elementary School to elementary teacher at Flomaton Elementary School effective Aug. 4;

• John Smith, elementary teacher at Huxford Elementary School to physical education teacher at Huxford Elementary School effective Aug. 4;

• Lora Matheny, ARI reading specialist at Huxford Elementary School to kindergarten teacher at Huxford Elementary School effective Aug 4;

• Sherle Johnson, six hour lunchroom worker at Escambia County Middle School to seven hour lunchroom worker at Escambia County Middle School effective May 1;

• Melanie Renfroe, six hour lunchroom worker at Rachel Patterson Elementary School to seven hour lunchroom worker at Rachel Patterson Elementary School effective May 1.

Rehires:

• Paula Ferguson, elementary teacher at Flomaton Elementary School effective Aug. 4.

Also during Thursday’s meeting the board approved the adoption of text books for the 2021-22 school year; approved the revised salary schedule for the 2020-2021 year to provide a salary schedule for “Academic Recovery Response Plan – Summer Program” rates; and approved a change allowing counselors to work up to an additional 20 hours off contract during summer 2021 at their daily rate.