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Montgomery County BOE Hires New Personnel

The Montgomery County Board of Education met in a called session Monday, June 7, to renew its five-year facilities plan, approve the purchase of a vehicle for the agriculture program, and to authorize recent personnel changes.

The Board adopted a resolution approving the Georgia Board of Education’s continued assistance in developing the Montgomery County School System’s five-year facilities plan. The agreement between the local system and the state was due to expire June 30, 2021. The resolution extends the agreement until March 15, 2022. After hearing from Interim Superintendent Mark Davidson about the need for a work truck to support the school’s growing agriculture program, the board voted in favor of purchasing the $60,000 vehicle with an extended warranty. The remainder of the meeting was devoted to the approval of various personnel changes throughout the school. All personnel changes were approved unanimously, except for the hiring of Carmen Gay Suttles as an elementary school teacher, for which Board Member Debra Gay recused her vote due to familial tie.

The remaining personnel changes were as follows: Candace Keen was made the Assistant Principal of the elementary school and Eagle Academy; Pamela Calloway was hired as a Special Education teacher for the high school and as a social worker for the school system; Nick Peterson was hired as a high school English teacher; Karly McDonald was hired as an elementary school teacher; Travis Clark was hired for a position with the high school; and Kimethia Robinson and Kelsey Helms were both hired as paraprofessionals at the elementary school.

Resignations were also accepted from Janeth Coleman, former high school English teacher, Ashley Tanner, former bus driver, and Johnny Culver, former alternative school administrator.

Superintendent Davidson shared that the personnel changes were the imperative matters which led to the called meeting, as these educators needed to begin settling into their classrooms and offices.

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