Pell City BOE welcomes Nicholas Fink as secondary curriculum director | The St. Clair Times

PELL City — The Pell City Board of Education held its regular board meeting Tuesday and touched on various things. That involved the employing of Nicholas Fink as the new secondary curriculum director for the Pell Metropolis University Technique. 

“He arrives to us from the Jacksonville State College in-services heart,” Pell Metropolis Superintendent James Martin said. “He does a lot of the point out instruction, additional specially in mathematics which I’m hoping performs quite well for us in mathematics, which is our hope.”

Fink was current with his relatives to tackle the college board. 

“I’ve invested 7 yrs with you listed here already doing the job together with your instructors and administrators already and that’s been a remarkable experience presently,” Fink explained. “And appear forward to what the upcoming holds for that.”

In accordance to Fink, he’s thrilled to have his family members with him for the journey.

“Just so grateful to have this option and appear forward to operating with everybody below,” Fink stated. 

The board also recognized Jennifer Laminack who was chosen as the Coosa Valley Elementary University Guidance Personnel for the thirty day period of Could and the Pell Town cheerleaders who competed at UCA Camp and brought house the greatest award of camp, beating the 17 groups represented. 

Towards the end of the assembly, Martin gave his report, mentioned the latest information of Duran Junior Significant and college safety.

“Our program is to open up Duran Jr. Higher in January and we’re working on creating a timeline for that,” Martin reported. “Dr. O’Neal and myself have experienced many conversations about that and some of the things that we are going to do, we’re truly obtaining new furniture for the new constructing and we’re in fact going to order at the finish of future university calendar year the home furniture for the current constructing so that we don’t have to shift stuff out in the course of the calendar year in that current constructing at Duran.”

In accordance to Martin, to make the transition smoother for the pupils, O’Neal and Martin have planned for the 1st 7 days back to be digital.

“It’s enjoyable, anytime you have a new facility and you open it up it is fascinating it is a excellent matter for the community,” Martin claimed. 

Adhering to the structure of Duran’s program, Martin touched on the issue of college security and his designs to create a safer setting for Pell City’s learners. 

“I’ve really talked with Dr. Powerful, him and our SROs basically went to a university protection conference last week and Dr. Robust on our 28th meeting is just likely to share very briefly for about five minutes what they observed out at that meeting, but also that same morning I’ve acquired a assembly set up with our SROs and law enforcement chief to basically examine faculty protection coming into the following 12 months,” Martin said. 

In other matters, the board:

—Approved to pay instructors $25/hour for attending summer IEP and 504 conferences

—Approved the resignations of Michelle Perry (math instructor at PCHS) Andrew Jackson (fourth-grade teacher at Eden Elementary Faculty)

—Approved the retirement of Christy Ginn

—Approved hiring Brianna Davidson (elementary teacher at Williams Intermediate School), Kelly Cardenas (elementary teacher at Kennedy Elementary Faculty), Monique Wright (unique education conduct counselor process broad), Melissa Trimble (specific schooling instructor program vast), Catherine Isbell (english teacher at PCHS), John Gluschick (health instructor at PCHS), Daniel Graham (heritage trainer at Duran South),Toni Sabo (math trainer at Duran North Jr. High School), Ben Castleberry (agriscience teacher at PCHS), Madison Woods (math teacher at Duran South Jr. Large College), Amanda Courington (math instructor at Duran South Jr. Large College), Jacob Stanley (historical past instructor at Duran North Jr. Significant College), Heather Messer (elementary trainer at Iola Roberts Elementary School), Melissa Lewis (secondary science teacher at PCHS), Evan Patrick (history trainer at PCHS) and Mattew Pate (elementary trainer at Eden Elementary Faculty)

—Approved the transfers of Lisa Pender (elementary instructor at Iola Roberts to elementary teacher at Williams Intermediate), Kayla Lee (technologies trainer at Williams Intermediate to elementary teacher at Iola Roberts), Tabitah Surles (technologies expert at PCHS to assistant principal at Duran Jr. Substantial Faculty), Dana Bloodsworth (heritage teacher at Duran North Jr. Significant to record instructor at PCHS) and Sherry Zollinger (elementary teacher at Iola Roberts to elementary trainer at Coosa Valley)

—Approved the reassignments of Hollye Higdon (kindergarten teacher to elementary instructor at Iola Roberts) and Kristi Robinson (kindergarten trainer to reading through coach at Iola Roberts)

—Approved the contracts of Megan Oden, Brian Barber, James Mitchell, Greg Brewster, Darlene Tucker, Deborah Cochran, Laura Headley, Linda Wilder, Connie Hollis, Carol Weatherly, Lisa Barr, Jacky Maddox, Belinda Thompson and Davis Moore as bus drivers for the summer months systems

—Approved the Groups contracts of Zachary Searels, April Carter, Robert Adams, Teresa Gregory, Michaela Youthful, Raegan Whitfiled, Eric Brown, Debbie Roberts, Wendy Latham, Emile Milam, Ross Arraon Burks, Brandon Milam and Sondra Dile

—Approved contracts with Beth Freeman (summer time gifted instructor), Connie Thomas (psychometry services), Jeff Eco-friendly (networth assist for Pell City University Method), Michael Pruitt (summer faculty trainer at PCHS) and Monica Hartley (ESY instructional assistant)

—Approved purchases of home furniture from Modular Principles, LLC, at the cost of $27,737.88 and library household furniture for Dran North from Palmer Hamilton Structure at the cost of $32,968.50 and

—Approved accounts payable for the thirty day period of May well in the sum of $879,056.15.