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May 30, 2008

Murray schools make personnel shifts

The Murray County Board of Education approved the following personnel moves at its meeting Thursday night:

Certified new hires for 2008-2009

• Brandy Rainey, Pre-K teacher, Pre-K Center

• Anthony DeLisse, special education teacher, Mountain Creek Academy

• Leah Bell, special education teacher, Gladden Middle School

• Matthew O’Dell, science teacher, Bagley Middle School

• Candyce Bates, science teacher, Chatsworth Elementary

• John Demerdjian, music teacher, Chatsworth Elementary

• Bonnie Vest, special education teacher, Chatsworth Elementary

• Nancy Mathis, math teacher, Murray County High School

• Ray Mathis, math teacher, Murray County High School

• Julie Gallman, counselor, Murray County High School

Transfers for 2008-2009

• Margaret Redmond, from counselor (200 days) at Gladden Middle School to counselor (200 days) at Murray County High School

• Scott Drennon, from counselor (200 days) at Bagley Middle School to counselor shared at Bagley Middle School and Gladden Middle School

• Amanda Kimsey, from special education parapro at Eton (will replace with someone from Woodlawn Elementary) to Pre-K parapro at the Pre-K Center

• Melva Ragan, from special education parapro at Woodlawn Elementary (not replacing) to special education parapro at Murray County High School/Ninth Grade Academy

• Heather Priest, from special education parapro at Woodlawn Elementary (not replacing) to Pre-K parapro at the Pre-K Center

• Kim Parrish, from teacher at Gladden Middle School (on paper only) to teacher at Bagley Middle School


• Food service worker Mildred Smith, resignation

• Bus driver Melissa Lofty, resignation

• Bus driver Cheryl Bowers, resignation

• Teacher Danny Williams, Mountain Creek Academy, release from contract

• Teacher Susan Trippe, Bagley Middle School, release from contract

• Teacher Amber Burrell, Eton Elementary, release from contract

• Bus monitor Julia Lawson, resignation

• Food service worker Ranie Goley, resignation

• Food service worker Janice Aaron, resignation

• Teacher Charles Smith, Murray County High School, declined offer

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