ROCKSPRINGS — Meigs Primary teacher Jesse McKendree was recognized at the recent Meigs Local Board of Education meeting for receiving the Franklin B. Walter Award earlier this year. Danielle Polk nominated McKendree for the award and was also in attendance for the meeting.
According to information provided by the district, the Franklin B. Walter Award is given to an educator or team from each of the 16 State Support Teams in Ohio who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. This award is given in honor of the late Franklin B Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history. With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs. Among these is the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.
In personnel matters, the board,
Approved the hiring of Jeremy Hill as Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, with assistant coaches approved as follows: Cass Cleland, assistant varsity boys basketball coach; Bryan Drummond, junior varsity boys basketball coach; Tim Lewis, 7th and 8th grade boys basketball coach.
Approved the hiring of Heath Hudson as the Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, with assistant coaches approved as follows: Shawn Hawley, assistant varsity girls basketball coach; Jordan Parker, junior varsity girls basketball coach; Mitch Meadows, 8th grade girls basketball coach; Mattie Carroll, 7th grade girls basketball coach.
Approved the hiring of substitute teachers as approved by the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center as follows: Maximilian Christiansen, Bruce Martin, Amanda Graham, Autumn Porter, Erin Johnson, Michael Scyoc, Kaitlin Krugman, Brandon Gilkey and Mason Anderson.
Approved the hiring as Debbie Gerard as a substitute personal assistant.
Approved Rachel Jones and Sarah Lee as after-school instructors at Meigs Elementary under the 21st Century Grant and approved Kimberly Barrett and Stacie Scarberry as after-school instructors at Meigs Middle School.
The next meeting of the Meigs Local Board of Education is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the central office.