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Hartselle Enquirer

School board approves field trip for theater students 

Special to the Enquirer  

At its regular meeting May 26, school board members approved an out-of-state field trip for Hartselle High School theater students to travel to Indiana University June 20-24. Students will compete in the International Thespian Society National Festival. 

Ten additional out-of-district students were also approved for the upcoming school year. Other action items approved at the meeting were the election of board officers and the establishment of a new school board committee for Crestline Elementary School.  

The following personnel items, including employment, resignations and retirements were approved at the meeting:  

Leave requests  

  1. Kevin Byrd, teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School, for FMLA leave from April 25-May 27.  
  1. Mallori Pendley, History Teacher at Hartselle High School, for FMLA leave from approximately Aug. 3-31.  
  1. Dietra Pressley, custodian at Hartselle Intermediate School, for FMLA leave, from June 2-Aug. 26.  

Resignations effective May 27  

  1. Donna Davis from the position of elementary teacher at F. E. Burleson Elementary School.  
  1. Whitney Eddy from the position of elementary teacher at F.E. Burleson Elementary School.  
  1. Emily McMurry, from the position of elementary teacher at F.E. Burleson Elementary School. 
  1. Jessica Bartlett, from the position of special education teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School. 
  1. Kevin Byrd, from the position of history teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School. 
  1. Tinsley Sinnott from the position of teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School. 
  1. Cindy Forsythe, from the position of science teacher at Hartselle High School, effective July 1, 2022.
  2. Tammy Keeton, from the position of pre-k assistant teacher at Barkley Bridge Elementary School.

Non-Renewals 

Matthew Boston from the position of Special Education teacher at Hartselle Junior High School.  

Janelle Brown from the position of Child Nutrition worker, currently based at F.E. Burleson Elementary School.  

Retirements 

Sonya Lett from the position of Pre-K Lead Teacher at Crestline Elementary. 

Dr. Jerome Ward from the position of English Teacher at Hartselle High School. 

Transfers 

Sarah Bragwell from the position of Reading Coach at F.E. Burleson Elementary School to the position of ELA Teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School.  

Beth Clemmons from the position of Reading Teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School to the position of Instructional Partner at Hartselle Junior High School. 

Tamisha Key from the position of English Teacher at Hartselle High School to Library Media Specialist at Hartselle High School.  

Stacie McDaniel from Pre-K Auxiliary Teacher at Crestline Elementary School to the position of Pre-K Lead Teacher at Crestline Elementary School.  

Stephanie Roden from Library Media Specialist at F.E. Burleson Elementary School to Gifted Teacher at F.E. Burleson Elementary School.  

Rachel Sims from the position of Science Teacher at Hartselle Junior High School to the position of Science Teacher at Hartselle High School.  

Josie Styles from the position of Elementary Teacher at F.E. Burleson Elementary School to the position of Elementary Teacher at Barkley Bridge Elementary School.  

Whitney Wakefield from the position of ELA Teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School to the position of School Counselor at Hartselle Intermediate School.  

Fred Wallace from the position of secretary at Hartselle High School to the position of secretary at Hartselle Junior High School.  

Employment 

Dana Brown in the position of pre-k auxillary teacher at Crestline Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Savannah Cole in the position of elementary teacher at Crestline Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Terri Gourgeot in the position of english teacher at Hartselle High School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Mary Gray in the position of elementary teacher at F.E. Burleson for the 2022-23 school year. 

Kayla Harbin in the position of physical education teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Taylor Jones in the position of science teacher at Hartselle Junior High School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Baylee Lockhart (Southerland) in the position of special education teacher for special services, to be assigned to a school for the 2022-23 school year. 

Geri Morris in the position of special education teacher at Hartselle Intermediate School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Tera Pressnell in the position of elementary teacher – reading interventionist at F.E. Burleson for the 2022-23 school year. 

Ali Smith in the position of elementary teacher at Barkley Bridge Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Heather Studdard in the position of history teacher at Hartselle Junior High School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Kevin Studdard in the position of english teacher at Hartselle High School for the 2022-23 school year. 

Isaac Taylor in the position of special education teacher for special services, to be assigned to a school for the 2022-23 school year. 

Stipends/Supplements 

Ryan Aymett, Scout Arp and Ryan Davis to be paid for additional custodial summer help at Hartselle Intermediate School. 

Theresa Bailey to be paid for working additional days in the summer.  

Nick Collier to be paid a summer supplement, pending student enrollment, for teaching summer school Health.  

Logan Dotson and Christopher Gatlin (Andrew) to be paid for additional custodial summer help at Hartselle Junior High School. 

Chad Gladden to be paid a summer supplement, pending student enrollment, for teaching summer school Driver’s Ed.  

Meredith Glasscock, Agriscience Teacher at Hartselle High School, to be paid for teaching 7 periods, effective April 20, 2022. 

Anna Hall to be paid a summer supplement, pending student enrollment, for teaching summer school Earth and Space.  

Jamie Haynes to be paid a summer supplement in the position of school counselor at Hartselle High School. 

Karen Howell to be paid a summer supplement for organizing and overseeing summer school for Hartselle City Schools.  

Katie Menanno to be paid a summer supplement to train Hartselle City Schools staff in behavior and classroom management.  

Bert Newton to be paid a supplement from the Quarterback Club for spring and summer football instruction. 

JD Atkins to be a supplement from the Quarterback Club for spring and summer football instruction. 

Renee Owen to be paid from the Quarterback Club for cooking potatoes for the steak cook-off. 

Marianne Parker to be paid from the Quarterback Club for managing their donation drive. 

Sandra Schmidt to be paid for providing SAMA training sessions for Hartselle City Schools.  

Summer 2022 Professional Development Stipends for Hartselle City Schools teachers who participate in any of the following professional development opportunities listed below, beyond the two required flex days.  Teachers who participate and submit the Summer 2022 Stipend Request Form to their principal will be paid. These stipends will be paid with ESSER II – State Reserve funds: 

  1. Elementary Reading/ Language Arts (LETRS, Neuhaus, Sound Wall, Dyslexia, AlaKids, other ARI) 
  1. Elementary Math (AMSTI, OGAP) 
  1. Secondary Language Arts (A+ College Ready content-area reading ELA, Social Studies, Science)  
  1. Secondary Math (A+ College Ready Math)  

Summer 2022 Professional Development Stipends for Hartselle City Schools teachers who participate in the following professional development opportunities listed below, beyond the two required flex days.  Teachers who participate and submit the Summer 2022 Stipend Request Form to their principal will be paid. These stipends will be paid with ARP ESSER III Funds.: 

  1. ABA training for SpEd teachers or typical classroom teachers. These stipends will be covered with ARP ESSER III Funds. (science of, strategies, interventions, standards, LETRS, Neuhaus, ARI, textbook, sound wall, dyslexia, AlaKids, EdCamp reading sessions, comprehension, reading assessment understanding)  

Summer 2022 Professional Development Stipends for Hartselle City Schools teachers who participate in the following professional development opportunities listed below, beyond the two required flex days.  Teachers who participate and submit the Summer 2022 Stipend Request Form to their principal will be paid. These stipends will be paid with ESSER II Funds: 

  1. Reading Coaches, and/or Interventionists, and/or Lead Teachers– Requesting Stipend under ESSER II at for disaggregating Spring testing data to ready instructional focuses for SY 21-22. 
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