Director of Schools Mark Willoughby has signed contracts with the Professional Personnel for the 2009-2010 school year.
Willoughby presented a list of the employees to the Board of Education Thursday night.
Certified personnel at each school are as follows:
DeKalb County High School-
Angie Anderson, Danny Bond, Amanda Brown, Kevin Burchfield, Boyd Cantrell, Harriett Cantrell, Jeanine Cantrell, Mary Anne Carpenter, Patrick Cripps, Dixie Crook, Jared Daniels, Linda Dean, Deborah DePriest, Donna Emmons, Marshall Ferrell, Tina Fletcher, Amanda Fuller, Judy Fuson, Wayne Fuson, David Gash, Marie Hill, Susan Hinton, Sonja House, John Isabell, Lori Isabell, William Jennings, Natasha Judkins, Dylan Kleparek, Brad Leach, Lynus Martin, Lori Barnes Myrick, Rolando Navarro, Jenny Norris, Scott Odom, Rebecca Oliver, Lori Page, Shelly Painter, Walteen Parker, Linda Parris, John Pryor, Rebecca Purdue, Joey Reeder, Leslie Rice, Melissa Ruch, Frederick Sanders, Daniel Sebers, Peggy Semmes, Larry Steffee, Amy Tobitt, Steve Trapp, Chris Vance, Michael Whitefield, Carol Williams, Jonathon Wright, Charlotte Wruble, Melvin Young, and Kathy Hendrix.
Northside Elementary School-
Joyce Alexander, Rebecca Baugh, Lisa Bell, Marla Beshearse, Kelly Birmingham, Kathy Bryant, Linda Bush, Wendy Colvert, Trent Colwell, Michael Crockett, Amanda Dakas, Alisha Day, Holly Espinosa, Jerry Foster, Ashley Garrett, Carrie Gottlied, Amy Green, Amanda Griffith, Jennifer Griffith, Cynthia Hale, Jessica Hale, Patty Hale, Karen Jacobs, Shelly Jennings, Sabrina Kirksey, Kristy Lasser, Lisa Mabe, Amanda Mathis, Libby McCormick, Pamela Miller, Louise Owen, Judy Redmon, Amy Raymond, Bethany Rigsby, Melissa Roysdon, Scott Rupe, Tammy Sims, Jama Todd, Carol Tripp, Cheryl Vance, Julie Vincent, Betsye Walker, Ginger Wenger, Tiffany Wheatley, Sandy Willingham, and Gayle Redmon.
DeKalb West School-
Pat Allen, Doris Cantrell, Jeanna Caplinger, William Conger, Kim Crook, Martha Damron, Genrose Davis, Tonya Dickens, Tonya Ellis, Janet England, Lesa Hayes, Lindsay Holmes, Ricky Hendrix, Regina Kent, Kathy Lawrence, Michael Littrell, Shelia McMillen, Melanie Molander, Tammy Payne, Debra Poteete, Cynthia Preston, Lori Pryor, Cynthia Pulley, Joyce Robertson, Susan Robinson, Pam Sanders, Lori Sexton, Jane Watson, Vicki Wilson, Amy Young, and Danny Parkerson.
Smithville Elementary School-
Sharon Anderson, Ana Bain, Renee Beaty, Kelly Birmingham, Kim Brown, Vickie Burton, Beth Cantrell, Laura Carter, Layra Crook, Trena Curtis, Sue Driver, Vicky Duke, Wanna Foster, Kelli Foster, Misty Franklin, Tina Gash, Amanda Hardiek, Vicky Hawker, Bradley Hendrix, Holly Hendrix, Mary Henny, Betty Hickey, Anna Johnson, Karen Knowles, Carrie Lee, LeVaughnda Midgett, Margaret Nichols, Christina Ontiveros, Lisa Pack, Beth Pafford, Jane Parsley, Kristy Parsley, Jennifer Peek, Mary Pugh, Lori Purnell, Jane Ramsey, Amanda Rhoady, Carol Sampley, Carol Tallent, Jan Thomas, Janet Trapp, Carol-Ann Tripp, Fay Turner, Sherian Waggoner, Janet Woodward, Crystal Young, Christie Young, and Dr. Billy Tanner.
DeKalb Middle School-
Joey Agee, Josh Agee, Jan Alexander, Ashley Barnes, Pat Barnes, Lori Cloyd, Lisa Craig, Lisa Cripps, Tena Davidson, Nancy Dillon, Jenny Elrod, Sabrina Farler, Amy Fletcher, Lori Hendrix, Jill Herron, Tom Hill, Bryan Jones, Michelle Jones, Gail Kirksey, Taleen Lambert, Michael Lewis, Michael Littrell, Debra Moore, Rebecca Oliver, Joy Parker, Karen Pelham, Anita Puckett, Joyce Robertson, Candice Scrabro, Penny Smitty, Lori Sexton, Tonya Sullivan, Kitty Thomas, Tad Webb, Jennifer West, and Randy Jennings.
Central Office Staff-
Gina Arnold, Katherine Ballard, Michelle Burklow, Clay Farler, Dr. Carol Hendrix, Dr. Danielle Collins, Dee Anna Persinger, and Mary Nelle Summers
Amy Fox, Judy Malone, and Lori Rogers.
DCHS Principal Kathy Hendrix updated the school board on recent activities at her school.
In other business, Director Willoughby recommended that the following teachers be granted tenure because they have successfully completed the statutory apprentice period of three years as required for tenure:
William Conger, Misty Franklin, Shelly Jennings, Sabrina Kirksey, Kristy Lasser, Michael Littrell, Rolando Navarro, Elizabeth Pafford, Rebecca Oliver, Amy Raymond, and Amy Young
Meanwhile, Amy Fox has been transferred to a full time special education compliance/federal programs literacy coach.
Michael Hawkins, a teacher at DeKalb County High School, and Vickie Terrell, teacher at DeKalb Middle School are retiring. DCHS teacher and girls basketball coach Mike Shockley has resigned.
The board voted to seek state approval to extend the utilization of two 66 passenger school buses with twelve years of service for this year. The buses will have to be inspected at least every six months, if the state grants approval of the request. The buses, which are currently out of service, would be used for substitute buses.
Meanwhile, the DCHS BETA Club was granted permission to attend the National BETA Club State Convention at Gaylord Opryland April 13th through April 15th
The Junior Class of DCHS was granted permission to have the Prom off campus at the Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon on April 24th from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
The board granted permission for a school bus to be used to transport 4-H'ers to the Sub-Regional Project Achievement Day in Cookeville on May 12th and to the Regional Clover Bowl Contest in Cookeville on May 15th. Both events will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The school board also approved two budget amendments and will request the county commission to do the same.
One amendment is to appropriate $6,000 in additional state revenue for the Model Dropout Prevention Grant Program, including $4,000 for teachers and $2,000 for instructional supplies.
The other amendment is to appropriate $414,198 from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Energy Efficiency Loan Program to improve energy efficiency in the school system as approved in the Energy Loan Application.
Board Chairman Charles Robinson, at the beginning of the meeting, called for a moment of silence in remembrance of the late Billy Colwell "Janitor Billy" who was a custodian at DCHS.