Josh Wright, teacher and girls’ basketball coach at North Jackson High School, was approved as the new assistant principal at Skyline High School Thursday evening at the Jackson County Board of Education meeting.

Wright thanked Skyline Principal Jason Davidson, Jackson County Schools Superintendent Kevin Dukes and the board of education for giving him the opportunity.

“Skyline has a great background and great community,” said Wright. “I’m ready to hit the ground running and get to work.”

Wright will begin his tenure as the assistant principal at Skyline High School on Sept. 1.

The board also approved a motion to employ Shane Small as the interim principal at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology from Aug. 12 until Dec. 20.

The board approved several other personnel actions at its meeting Thursday evening.

Leaves

  • Approved a leave of absence for Jaime Pruett from Aug. 12 through Dec. 20, 2019.

Retirement

  • Approved the retirement of Becky Holland as 8-hour custodian at Flat Rock School effective June 1, 2019.

Resignations

  • Accepted the resignation of Micah Bass as County wide Special Services Aide effective Aug. 16, 2019.

Transfers

  • Approved the transfer of Annie Johnson from 50% counselor and 50% teacher at Stevenson Elementary to 50% counselor at Stevenson Elementary and 50% Counselor at Skyline High School effective Aug. 23, 2019.
  • Approved the transfer of Beth Casey from County wide ELL Aide to 50% elementary teacher at NSM effective Aug. 23
  • Approved the transfer of Haley Atkins Shrader from county wide instructional aide to 50% elementary teacher at Section High School effective Aug. 23

Employments

  • Approved the employment Johnny Childress as 50% counselor at Bryant School and 50% counselor Pisgah High School effective Aug.23
  • Approved the employment of Rhonda Dennis as secondary teacher at Section High School effective Aug. 23
  • Approved the employment of Jordan Guffey as Indian Education instructor effective Aug. 23, pending background clearance.
  • Approved the employment of Gina Thayer as 50% counselor at Woodville High School effective Sept. 3.
  • Approved the employment of Christie Fulmer as 50% elementary teacher at Skyline effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Mandi Goza as 50% elementary teacher at Pisgah effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Morgan Gothard as 50% elementary teacher at Stevenson Elementary School effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Crissen Light as 50% elementary teacher at Bridgeport Middle School effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Maria Kirkland as county wide instructional aide effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Amanda Workman as county wide instructional de effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Natalie Stevens as county wide instructional aide effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Charles Ryan West as county wide instructional aide effective Aug. 23.
  • Approved the employment of Donald Yamomoto-McCrary as county wide 40% psychometrist effective Sept. 15.
  • Approved the employment of Ashley Prince as county-wide instructional aide effective Aug. 23.

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