Hawkins County schools still not finished with administrative shuffle

Jeff Bobo • Jul 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Although several administrative position openings in the Hawkins County School System have already been filled for the 2013-14 school year, the system will still have to hire two Central Office staffers and a new Surgoinsville Middle School principal before the beginning of school in August.

During the June 27 Board of Education meeting, Director of Schools Charlotte Britton announced several administrative changes, including the transfer of Career Technical Education/Student Support supervisor Adrian Smith to fill an assistant principal opening at Volunteer High School.

Smith replaces Stephanie Moeller at VHS. Moeller resigned and is moving to Ohio.

Surgoinsville Middle School Principal Shane Bailey has also resigned to take a position as assistant principal at the independent K-12 Rogersville City School.

Lisa Barton is the new director of adult education, replacing Martha Stooksbury, who retired at the end of 2012-13.

Tina Faust has accepted the position of instructional technology specialist.

The Surgoinsville Middle School principal position remains open.

Among the current Central Office job openings are the director of finance position, which opened up last month after the firing of Myron Dale. The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance and a background in uniform accounting practices.

Also open is the CTE Programs/Student Services supervisor position vacated by Smith. The job requires a minimum of a bachelor of science degree in career tech education or be eligible for matrix completion of competencies; five years of teaching experience in an approved Career and Technical Education program or other administrative position; and an administrator license and/or endorsement.

There are also 19 teacher openings, one counselor and one reading coach position open in the Hawkins County School System.

In other business from the June 27 meeting the BOE:

•Heard a report from Britton that three schools received the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant, including Joseph Rogers Primary School for $21,700; Keplar Elementary, $5,250; and Mooresburg Elementary, $12,950.

•Heard a report from BOE Athletic Committee member Chris Christian that the proposed alumni football game tentatively scheduled for Aug. 17 will have permission to play at either the Cherokee or Volunteer high school football field, but the BOE will not be able to provide any funding to assist with that program. The event will, however, be covered by the school system’s liability insurance.

•Approved a recommendation from the Athletic Committee to purchase two 65-pound washing machines, one for Cherokee High School and one for Volunteer High School, for $9,855 each. The board heard a report that Cherokee’s existing machine, which is original to the school when it was built in 1980, had died, and the Volunteer machine would cost more to fix than it’s worth.

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