DeKalb BOE announces Placements, Retirements and Resignations
July 3, 2019
Southern Torch (3842 articles)

DeKalb BOE announces Placements, Retirements and Resignations

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor •

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their monthly meeting, on Tuesday, July 2.

After the approval of minutes, the Board, upon Dr. Jason Barnettt’s recommendation, approved the payment of dues to the Alabama Association School Board (AASB).

The following nutritional were granted:

  • Bread-Flowers Distribution Company
  • Milk and Juice-Mayfield Dairy
  • Produce- Forestwood Farms
  • Ice Cream- Mayfield Dairy

The following Retirements/Resignations were approved:

  • Dewey DeBoard-Crossville Middle School-Retirement
  • Monica Duke-Elementary Teacher-Geraldine-Retirement
  • Paula Nance-Software/Hardware Technician-Central Office-Retirement
  • Chelsey White-Itinerant Special Education Teacher-Sylvania-Resignation
  • Valerie Arnold-Business Education Teacher-Geraldine-Resignation
  • Marcella Brown-Itinerant Special Education Aide-Ider Special Services-Resignation
  • Amy Pointer-Counselor-Crossville-Resignation
  • Shelly Clark-Secondary Social Science Teacher-Crossville-Resignation
  • Kelsey Bowman-PreK Teacher-Ruhama-Resignation
  • Amanda Nicki Wilks-PreK Auxiliary Teacher-Crossville-Resignation
  • Chrissie Vinson-Elementary Teacher-Plainview-Resignation

The following Leave of Absence was granted:

  • Tabatha Mitchell-Custodian-Crossville Middle School (8/12/19-9/30/19)

The following transfers were approved:

  • Michael Davis- Physical EducationTeacher at Sylvania High School to Secondary PE Teacher/Assistant Football Coach/Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach at Crossville High
  • Melinda Wooden-Itinerant Special Education Paraprofessional at Ider High School to 
  • Itinerant Special Education Paraprofessional at Plainview High School
  • Kimberly Wilkes-CNP Worker at Crossville Middle School to CNP Manager at Fyffe
  • Paige Phillips-Family Consumer Sciences Teacher at Ider High School to Family Consumer Sciences Teacher at Fyffe High School
  • Crystal Taylor- PreK Auxiliary at Plainview to PreK Teacher at Ider
  • Roberta Tripp-Special Education Aide to PreK Auxiliary at Ider 
  • Kristie Stevens-Special Education Aide at Ider to Prek Auxiliary at Plainview
  • Amy Smith-Elementary Teacher to Elementary Library Media Specialist at Geraldine
  • Tanya Ford-Elementary Teacher to Itinerant EL Teacher at Collinsville 

The following placements were made:


  • Scott Clifton-Secondary Science-Collinsville
  • LaShonda Green-Secondary Mah-Crossville Middle School
  • Miles Keith-Secondary Intervention Teacher and Head Football Coaching Duties-Ider
  • Margaret Smart-Secondary Social Science Teacher-Geraldine
  • Cody Willingham-Physical Education/Secondary Intervention Teacher-Sylvania
  • Brittany Gilbert-Business Education Teacher-Geraldine
  • Dillyn Mitchell-Itinerant Special Education-Geraldine
  • Will Brock-Junior High Boys Basketball Coach (Coaching Duties Only)-Crossville Middle
  • Laura King-Elementary Teacher-Geraldine
  • Jamie McCain-Itinerant Instructional Coach-English Language Arts
  • Kelli Hayes Shirley-Junior High Cheerleader Sponsor-Ider


  • David Mayes-Maintenance Employee-Facilities Building
  • Suzanne Nelms-Assistant Custodian (4 hr)-Fyffe Special Services Center
  • Savannah Frost-Itinerant Special Education Bus Aide-Ider Special Services Center
  • Hannah Neal-PreK Auxiliary-Plainview
  • Bailey Thompson-PreK Auxiliary-Plainview
  • Sidney Bailey-Itinerant Special Education Aide/Paraprofessional-Fyffe
  • James Barton-Itinerant Special Education Aide/Paraprofessional-Ider

(Volunteer Coaches)

  • William Norris-Cheerleading-Fyffe


  • Melinda Wooden-Support Services- 21st Century- Moon Lake
  • David Bailey-21st Century Moon Lake Summer Program- Custodian
  • Stephanie Lacey-21st Century Crossville Summer Program Bus Driver
  • Mike Clayton-21st Century Crossville Summer Program Bus Driver
  • Emily Lozada-Summer Grounds Worker-Collinsville
  • Tabitha Lozanda-Summer Grounds Worker-Collinsville
  • Tim Turner-Summer Grounds Worker-Technology Center
  • Jessica Galloway-Summer Grounds Worker-Geraldine

The next DeKalb Board of Education meeting will be held on July 30, 2019. The work session will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the regular meeting at 5:00 p.m.

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