January 14, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
The DeKalb County Board of Education held a brief monthly meeting Thursday night at the Ernest Ray Education Center.
Along with adoption of routine business, the Board heard from Director of Schools Patrick Cripps who gave his monthly update on personnel moves.
Ethan Duke has been employed as a teacher at DeKalb County High School while Shawnnie Davis, a secretary at Smithville Elementary School and Jayrah Trapp, teacher at DCHS have resigned.
Director Cripps also sent condolences to the family of Lynda Luna, a former educator who was a kindergarten teacher at Smithville Elementary School for more than 30 years before her retirement.
“We lost one of our former educators, Ms Lynda Luna. She taught in our system for 30 plus years. She was also a fixture at Wilson Bank & Trust in Smithville. She was very nice and loved our students. We want to send our condolences out to her family and to thank them for allowing her to be part of our lives and the lives of so many children in DeKalb County. She will be missed,” said Director Cripps.