BOE adds to Bus Fleet
February 7, 2019
Southern Torch (3854 articles)

BOE adds to Bus Fleet

By Marla Jones

Managing Editor

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their monthly meeting on January 31, 2019.  

The Board proudly showcased a new special needs bus that has recently been added to the fleet. 

The Board approved the following students who met the requirements for early graduation:

Crossville:Miguel Perez, Hunter Bawgus, Luis Angel Marquez, Brody Peppers, Noelia Garcia, Joshua Greenwood, Veronica Domingo

Plainview:Breanna Harper, Kaitlyn Woods

Ider:Andrew Cavitt

The following Retirements were approved:

  • Jimmy Shelton-Maintenance Worker-Facilities Building
  • Debra Hall-Assistant Principal-Crossville High School

The following resignations were made:

  • Priscilla Padgett- Elementary Teacher-Fyffe
  • Matt Hosch-Computer Technician-Facilities Building

The following Leave of Absences were granted:

  • Roland Williams-Bus Driver-Plainview (12/3/18-6/1/19)
  • Laura Hill-Language Arts Teacher-Geraldine (1/7/19-2/15-19)
  • Kristen Bates-Elementary Teacher-Collinsville (3/11/19-5/24/19)
  • Crystal Taylor-Pre-K Auxiliary-Fyffe (1/7/19-5/3/19)
  • Cassandra Harris-Secondary Mathematics Teacher-Fyffe (1/22/19-3/14/19)
  • Tiffany Jenkins-Pre K Auxiliary-Fyffe (1/7/19-4/30/19)
  • Scottie Davis-Bus Driver-Crossville (1/3/19-2/28/19)
  • Tanya Ford-Elementary Teacher-Collinsville (11/15/18-3/1/19 Extension from 1/3/19)
  • Carmelia McAllister-Secondary Mathematics Teacher-Crossville (4/1/191-5/23/19)
  • Connie Cochran-Secondary Science Teacher-Fyffe (1/7/19-3/22/19)
  • Deborah Hiland-CNP Worker-Sylvania (11/26/18-1/31/19)
  • Alexandra Moses-Secondary Mathematics Teacher-Plainview (1/31/19-3/21/19)
  • Katie Willingham- Elementary Teacher-Ruhama Jr. High School (2/8/19-4/5/19)
  • Natalie Silva-EL Teacher-Crossville (12/11/18-5/24/19)
  • Pamela Bryant-Custodian-Crossville (2/4/19-4/1/19)

The following transfers were made:

  • Faye Kilgo-Custodian 11 months to 12 months at Crossville Middle School
  • Shasta Scott-CNP Worker at Collinsville High School to CNP Manager at Ider High School

The following placements were made:


  • Jadie Fobbus-Itinerant Special Education Teacher-Henagar Jr High School
  • Mikayla Brown-Elementary Teacher (Position only until 5/28/19)-Fyffe High School
  • Kelsey Smith-Secondary Science Teacher-Fyffe High School (Leave only from 1/7/19-3/11/19)
  • Amanda Stephens-Itinerant Special Education Teacher (Position only until 5/28/19)-Crossville


  • Cola Traylor-Assistant Custodian (4hr/9 months)Plainview
  • Lona Kilgore-Pre-K Auxiliary (Leave from 1/7/19-5/3/19) Plainview
  • Jayce Erwin-Computer Hardware/Software Technician (12 months)-Facilities Building
  • Debbie Dobbins-CNP Worker (Contract only until 5/23/19)-Crossville Elementary
  • Alexa Ingle-Itinerant Special Education Aide (Leave from 1/8/19-4/30/19) -Fyffe High School 

The following were approved for Volunteer Coaches positions:

  • Derek Talley-Basketball-Sylvania
  • Cyle Collins-Baseball-Fyffe
  • Jose Simon-Varsity Soccer-Crossville

The following contracts were granted:

  • Kim Keena-Homebound
  • Amber Traylor-Homebound
  • Darin Bell-Homebound
  • Karyn Pickett-Homebound
  • Jerry Wilks-Special Needs Bus Route
  • Kathy Dobbins-Speech Therapy Services and Diagnostics
  • Monty Coker-Bus Driver-Gifted Routes
  • Stephanie Lacey-21st Century Teachers Aide-Crossville
  • Lauren Roszell-Saturday School at Geraldine
  • Brad Waldrop-Saturday School at Geraldine
  • Interquest Detection Canines-Substance Awareness and Detection Services
  • Charles Warren-Contracted Teacher Services at Ider High School
  • Dr. Tony Bright-Contracted Assistant Principal at Crossville High School

The next meeting of the DeKalb Board of Education will be held on February 28, 2019. The work session will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Board of Education Facilities Building. 

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