March 14-- The Toombs County school board held its March meeting last Thursday. School Superintendent Richard Smith provided minutes and excerpts are below.
During the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Smith informed the board of recent awards received by our schools. Toombs Central was named a 2016 Title I Reward School for Highest Progress. Lyons Upper Elementary and Toombs Central Elementary were both named 2016 “Beating the Odds” Schools for academic performance beyond what is typically expected given the demographic and socio-economic makeup of the school. Both LUES and TCES are to be commended on their accomplishments.
Toombs County High School was named a 2016 AP Challenge School for offering AP courses to students in the four academic areas of English, math, science and social studies. All awards are evidence of the great work being accomplished by our students, teachers, and staff in the Toombs County Schools.
Mr. Smith also shared a legislative update with the board. Members where provided a list of all the education bills that made it through the cross-over day process and are still alive for passage during this year’s session.
Additionally, an update on the facility project was given by Shannon Chambers. First draft drawings of the work at Toombs Central were shared.
On a motion by Mr. Grimes, seconded by Mrs. Wilkes, the board approved the following personnel
Employment Recommendations: Luray Metzler, Teacher, TCMS; Amy Anken,
Teacher, LUES; Kristen Spikes, Teacher LPS; Jamie Lewis, Teacher, TCHS; Ryan Lewis, Teacher,
TCHS; Barry Waller, Central Office; Anthony Payne, Bus Driver.
Transfers: Kellie Bellflower, TCES
Teacher to TCES Media Specialist; Megan Calhoun, TCES to LPS; Kip Hart, TCHS to TCMS; Stephanie
Lawless, TCMS to Elementary Music.
Resignations: Jessica Scott, Teacher, LUES; Deborah Brown,
Teacher, LPS; Jonell Gonzales, Bus Driver.
2017-2018 Certified Staff:
Jaime Aaron, Hunter Adams,
Mallory Adams, Kim Alexander, Marcella Alexander, Michael Alford, John Allmond, Karen Anderson,
Brandi Anthony, Celetta Aultman, Addy Baker, Jessica Baldwin, Candi Barnett, Melissa Batton, Kellie
Bellflower, Donna Beall, Mandy Beasley, Rhonda Benton, William Beasley, Tara Bishop, Christopher
Travis Blewett, Jala Bohannon, Amber Botelho, Sherri Bowen, Deidre Braddock, Brad Braddy, Hollie
Braddy, Karen Braddy, Londa Braddy, Stephanie Braddy, Patricia Brantley, Selina Brantley, Linda
Bratton, Patricia Brinson, Meredith Brodnax, Tom Brodnax, Traci Brown, Noah Bullard, Kayla Burkett,
Whitney Burkett, Jennifer Burns.
Megan Calhoun, Pam Calloway, Sabrina Campbell, Luther Caraway,
Vicki Caraway, Maria Collins, Nicole Corbitt, Tyler Corley, Caroline Coursey, Rachel Cowart, Pat Craft,
Lindsey Crosby, Rita Curl, Haile Thompson - Darley, Jennifer Davis, Michelle Denmark, Angela
Dennard, Melani Dixon, Sonja Dowd, Jessica Downie, Ryan Durham, Debra Dykes, Courtney Edenfield,
Matilda Edwards, Isaac Ferrell, Angela Findley, Brian Fitzgerald, Derrick Fitzgerald, Coopie Foshee,
Jodi Foster, Ashlen Fowler, Bonnie Gardner, Kim George, Eric Gerrish, Rhonda Gerrits, Christi Gillis,
Trina Graham, Shane Griffin, Kim Hamilton, Jared Hamlin, Pamela Harden, Attallaka Harris-Williams,
Lindsey Harris, Judy Hart, Kip Hart, Laura Hart, Melanie Hart, Brandon Hartley, Jessica Hartley, Lacey
Hartley, Michelle Hayes, Nicholas Hayes, Matthew Helms, Sam Hicks.
Marcy Hill 49%, Rob Hilton,
Teresa Holland, Kayci Howell, Melanie Hutcheson, Robin Jarriel, Brad Jeffcoat, Kim Jenkins, Jessica
Jones, Andrea Kelley, Stephanie Kelly, Heather Kight, Miranda Kight, Sherrill Kirkley, Amelia Lane,
Nichole Larsen, Billie Lashley, Kim Lashley, Stephanie Lawless, Destiny Levant, Dana Lucke, George
Lucke, Dorothy Lyles, Janet Lynn, Rhonda McBride, Olivia McClendon, Ashleigh McCoy, Mark
McDaniel, Nancy McDonald, Linda McKenzie, Ruthie McKenzie, Leslie McLendon, Dana Manning,
Diane Manning, Richard Marsh, Jerrod Martin, Marsha Gail Mason, Brenda Gail Miller, Whitney
Milligan, Mark Montford, Joey Montfort, Heather Moore, Mary Georgia Moore, Megan Morris, Phillip
Morris, Cali Mosley, Alisha Moxley, Sharon Moye, Ann Murphy.
Ashton NeeSmith, Ty NeeSmith, Rachel Nuss, Angie O'Conner, Lana Odom, Tammy Oliver, Callen Outen, Tyler Outen, Terri Overstreet, Michelle Padgett, Nikki Page, Kay Palmer, Donald Parker, Kate Parker, Matt Parker, Rustin Parker, Amanda Peterson, Marshia Pierce, Jimmy Price, YaVonne Quigley, Stacy Reese, April Reddish, Kyle Redmond, Michelle Rhodes, Natalie Richter, Pam Riner, Kathy Roberts, Nicole Roberts, Jill Rodgers, Laken Rodgers, Ryan Rodgers, Sam Rodgers, Denise Rogers, Gloria Rowland, Tonya Sharpe, Wendi Sikes, Laberton Sims, Anna Sitzman, Christy Smesny, Julie Smith, Suzanne Smith, Tammy Smith, Windy Smith, Peggy Snow, Therese Standard, Lisa Stanley, Deanna Stoddard, Bernice Stokes, Kay Summerset, Dee Tapley, Mary Ann Tapley, Jennifer Tatum, Deborah Thigpen, Lorie Tillman, Chelsea Todd, Bonnie Tomberlin, Becky Toole, Candace Toole, Janice Toole, Jessica Toole, Franchester Turner, Brandon Walker, Melody Walker, Nichole Waters, Lisa Watkins, Rosemary Wickstrom, Angie Wilds, Angela Williams, Dana Williamson, Brenda Wilson, Pamelia Wimberly, Terresa Winge, Rusty Wright, Elisabeth Zamorano and Nancy Zeigler.