Director of Schools Mark Willoughby has signed contracts with the Professional Personnel for the 2010-2011 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-
Charlotte Agee, Jeanette Allen, Angie Anderson, Danny Bond, Amanda Brown, Kevin Burchfield, Boyd Cantrell, Harriett Cantrell, Jeanine Cantrell, Todd Cantrell, Mary Anne Carpenter, Joe Pat Cope, Patrick Cripps, Dixie Crook, Jared Daniels, Deborah DePriest, Donna Emmons, Marshall Ferrell, Tina Fletcher, Michelle Fontanez, Amanda Fuller, David Gash, Marie Hill, Susan Hinton, Sonja House, John Isabell, William Jennings, Natasha Judkins, Dylan Kleparek, Brad Leach, Lynus Martin, Lori Barnes Myrick, Rolando Navarro, Jenny Norris, Scott Odom, Rebecca Oliver, Shelly Painter, Lori Page, Walteen Parker, Linda Parris, John Pryor, Rebecca Purdue, Joey Reeder, Leslie Rice, Melissa Ruch, Frederick Sanders, Daniel Sebers, Peggy Semmes, Amy Tobitt, Steve Trapp, Chris Vance, Michael Whitefield, Carol Williams, Brittany Willoughby, Jonathon Wright, 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, Jama Martin, Amanda Mathis, Libby McCormick, Pamela Miller, Elizabeth Nolt, Louise Owen, Amy Raymond, Judy Redmon, Bethany Rigsby, Melissa Roysdon, Tammy Sims, Carol Tripp, Cheryl Vance, Julie Vincent, Betsye Walker, Ginger Wenger, Sandy Willingham, and Gayle Redmon.
DeKalb West School-
Doris Cantrell, Jeanna Caplinger, William Conger, Kim Crook, Martha Damron, Genrose Davis, Tonya Ellis, Janet England, Denise Graham, Megan Hardin, Lesa Hayes, Lindsay Holmes, Ricky Hendrix, Regina Kent, Michael Littrell, Shelia McMillen, Melanie Molander, Amanda Mullinax, Tammy Payne, Debra Poteete, Cynthia Preston, Lori Pryor, Cynthia Pulley, Joyce Robertson, Susan Robinson, Audrey Russell, Lori Sexton, Jane Watson, Susan West, Vicki Wilson, Amy Young, and Danny Parkerson.
Smithville Elementary School-
Tanya Akinson, Ana Bain, Renee Beaty, Kelly Birmingham, Kim Brown, Beth Cantrell, Laura Carter, Layra Crook, Trena Curtis, Tonya Dickens, Sue Driver, Vicky Duke, Kelli Foster, Misty Franklin, Tina Gash, Amanda Hardiek, Vicky Hawker, Bradley Hendrix, Holly Hendrix, Mary Henny, Anna Johnson, Karen Knowles, Carrie Lee, Adrienne McCormick, LeVaughnda Midgett, Margaret Nichols, Christina Ontiveros, Beth Pafford, Susan Palmer, Jane Parsley, Kristy Parsley, Jennifer Peek, Mary Pugh, Jane Ramsey, Amanda Rhoady, Carol Sampley, Pam Sanders, Carol Tallent, Jan Thomas, Janet Trapp, Carol-Ann Tripp, Fay Turner, Sherian Waggoner, Tiffany Wheatley, Janet Woodward, Christie Young, Crystal Young and Dr. Billy Tanner.
DeKalb Middle School-
Joey Agee, Josh Agee, Jan Alexander, Suzette Barnes, Lori Cloyd, Lisa Craig, Lisa Cripps, Courtney Davis, Tena Davidson, Nancy Dillon, Jenny Elrod, Sabrina Farler, Amy Fletcher, Lori Hendrix, Tom Hill, Bryan Jones, Michelle Jones, Summer Kinnard, Gail Kirksey, Martha Kirksey, Taleen Lambert, Michael Lewis, Michael Littrell, Debra Moore, Rebecca Oliver, Joy Parker, Karen Pelham, Anita Puckett, Joyce Robertson, Candice Scrabro, Lori Sexton, Penny Smitty, Tonya Sullivan, Kitty Thomas, Tad Webb, Jennifer West, and Randy Jennings.
Central Office Staff-
Gina Arnold, Katherine Ballard, Michelle Burklow, Clay Farler, Dr. Danielle Collins, Jon Fontanez, Dee Anna Reynolds, and Mary Nell Summers
Amy Fox, Lorie Isabell, Judy Malone, and Lori Rogers.
In other business, the board granted tenure to the following teachers, as recommended by Director Willoughby. He says these teachers have completed the statutory apprentice period of three years as required for tenure: Renee Beaty, Marla Beshearse, Michael Crocket, Jared Daniels, Jenny Elrod, Jon Fontanez, Michelle Fontanez, Amy Fox, Jessica Hale, William Jennings, Jenny Norris, Shelly Painter, Deb Poteete, Rebecca Purdue, Dee Anna Reynolds, Carol Sampley, Pamela Sanders, Daniel Seber, Penny Smitty, and Cheryl Vance.
The board of education adopted a Resolution of Appreciation honoring teachers.
"WHEREAS, teachers prepare tomorrow's citizens and leaders by teaching them reading, writing, arithmetic and many other skills that help them to learn and grow into productive, happy contributors to society; and
WHEREAS, we depend upon teachers, through example, to demonstrate qualities that are necessary for success and to serve as role models, encouragers and developers of the students in our schools; and
WHEREAS, teachers keep American democracy alive by laying the foundation for good citizenship, and their hard work and efforts are directly responsible for creating the leaders of tomorrow; and
WHEREAS, teachers spend countless hours above and beyond the school day designing teaching strategies and materials, grading papers and other projects, reading and studying about issues in education, consulting with parents, administrators and other teachers and sponsoring or attending school related events: and
WHEREAS, teachers open children's minds to the magic of ideas, knowledge and dreams and inspire a love of learning and truth and seek to discover and build upon each child's interests and strengths; and
WHEREAS, the Board believes that the appreciation of all school district staff should be ongoing and not limited to one day per year, but recognizes the value of annually focusing public attention on the efforts of educational personnel.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board, in recognition of the numerous contributions which teachers in our school district make every day, hereby expresses to our teachers its deep appreciation and sets apart the month of May as "Teacher Appreciation Month" in all DeKalb County schools;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board urges the community to demonstrate appreciation for the public school teachers and their contributions in enriching the lives of our children and helping to build a brighter future for them.