Board Briefs: School Board Begins Annual Leadership Hiring Process
The School Board on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, began its annual leadership hiring process with the approval of the Superintendent of Schools’ recommendations to fill two central administration vacancies.
With its approval of the Superintendent’s monthly personnel recommendations, the Board appointed Dr. Shannon Carroll as the new Supervisor for Instructional Technology and Rocky Simpson as the new Coordinator of Maintenance. With these approvals, the Board next month can proceed with approving recommendations for Principal openings, and, in April, approve appointments for Assistant Principals and any other subsequently vacant leadership positions.
“Both of these appointments add more depth to our leadership strength,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said of Dr. Carroll and Simpson. “Shannon, in her current role as a curriculum coordinator, has been a critical resource for STEM instruction, and we know she will expertly guide our use of classroom technology. We’re so proud of Rocky, who’s a graduate of Cherokee High, for coming back to us after college to use his expertise to support our schools.”
Dr. Carroll joined CCSD in 1993 as a teacher and, after a classroom career that included twice earning her school’s Teacher of the Year title, moved into District leadership roles in curriculum and professional development. Mr. Simpson joined CCSD in 2002 after earning his degree from Kennesaw State University.
The School Board also:
• Recognized Holly Springs ES STEM Academy as a Microsoft Showcase School;
• Recognized CCSD as the recipient of the National Employer Support of the Guard
and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award;
• Recognized Carmel ES teacher Merry Willis and Holly Springs ES STEM Academy teacher Lisa Lougheed as Global Minecraft Mentors;
• Recognized Woodstock HS economics teacher Josh Sailers as the 2018 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year;
• Recognized E.T. Booth Middle School as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship;
• Recognized the Woodstock ES FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Team as first-place winners in Core Values for Team Work at the State finals and as Super Regionals champions;
• Recognized Sequoyah High School junior Hanna Palmer for being elected to the 2018-2019 Georgia DECA State Executive Officer Team;
• Recognized State and Regional Champions from the Etowah High School wrestling team;
• Approved a resolution recognizing March 1, 2018 as “PTA Day in the Cherokee County School District”;
• Adopted International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for students and educators;
• Approved the renewal of Partnership Agreements with Aramark Management Services, Cherokee County Historical Society and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society;
• Approved month
ly financial reports;
• Approved out-of-state and overnight student field trips and professional development;
• Approved special lease agreements; and,
• Met in Executive Session to discuss personnel, real estate and student disciplinary matters.
Next meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018