Henryetta school board members spent less than an hour in executive session to hire teachers and certified personnel Monday night.
At the regular May meeting, the board rehired:
may school kidsHigh School Certified £mplovees: Rodrigo Barcenas, Jamie 8rison, Claudia Brownfield, Cynthia Clark, Rick Duncan, Sheri Freeman, William George, Kenneth Grabman, Gwendolyn Harned, Darin Johnson, Amria Norman, Karyn Osterdock, Jan Prahl, Katherine Snyder, Rusty Snyder, Tracey Sontag, Lisa South, William Van Den Born, Clayton Vaughn, Karen Willis, Timothy Gillispie.
Middle School Certified Employees: Tina Berry, Chris Burns, Brenda Dodson, Nadine Graham, Michael Hughes, Kim Taylor, Tracy Kiehl, Kent Lackey, Lori Mann, Felicia McGowin, Alan Montgomery, Dustln Mosco, Cody Prater, Gregory Rector, Kristal Rogers, Susan Kelch, Michelle Mitchell, Christle Wells, Oebbie Wion.
Elementary Certified Employees: PreK: Connie Adams, Laura Hood, Cindy Rector, Andrea Spurlock. Kindergarten: Cheryl Gillin, Laura Goodner, Belinda Harelson
Olivia Mahan, Mataya Hares.
First Grade: Virginia Holder, Carrie Jensen, Angela Glover, Ashley Corn, August Smith, Jenny Hunnicutt.
Second Grade: Kall Dodge, Denae Green, Laura Morris, Felicia Page.
Third Grade: Beatrice Hodge, Beverly Kiehl.
Fourth Grade: Molly Gillispie, Amie Johnson, Leslie Smith, Vicky Tiger.
Fifth Grade: Ashley Burton, Lori Freeman, Sandy Gaither, Kelly James.
Special Ed.: Tarra Christy, Krystle Williams, Sheri Witham, Kristie Stidman.
Counselors: Sally Moore, Kathleen Bailev.
Librarian: Lori Enis.
Music Teacher: Angela McGehee.
PE Teacher: Roger Williams.
Speech Pathologists: Lori Mulliniks, LaCrese Stout.
Nurse: Erin Logan.
In other personnel actions, the board accepted resignations from Regina Wells, Kristi Williams, Brandon Elizarraras, Patrika Renschen and Olivia Mahan.
Mahan resigned as a temporary second grade teacher and will become a kindergarten teacher when school resumes in August.
Board members unanimously approved the idea to name the baseball hitting facility in honor of Nathan George.
George had been a member of the HHS baseball team but succumbed this spring following a nearly year-long battle against cancer.
“He was an important part of our school system,” said Alan Montgomery who presented the concept to the board. “The kids rallied around him and it is a fitting tribute.”
The dedication will be held prior to the first ball game next spring.
Some of the cast members of the recently performed musical, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” were on hand to thank the board members for their support. “It was really a dream. This is something we wanted to do for a long time,” said group spokesperson MaKayla Baxter. With her were Dakota McKay, Zachary Thomas, Taylor Graffman, Dalton Key and Emma Sontag.
“The kids worked really hard this year,” said sponsor Felicia McGowan. She said the students put in a lot of hours in rehearsals and, since the production was not part of a class, it required the students to be on hand after hours.
Key asked the board if there would be a possibility of making the group, HHS Performing Arts Student Association, a club within the school. “It is now student led and we would like to see eventually it becoming a dedicated class.”
The group is already starting on another performance next year but declined to say what it would be.