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BOE approves teachers to TEAMS program

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Chilton County Board of Education added 14 teachers in math and science to the TEAMS program during a meeting on Sept. 16.

Those joining the program include Thorsby High teachers Cyndel Williams, Bridget Caton, Jennifer Curry, Denise Eiland and Jennifer Sizelove; Jemison High teachers Vickki Winslett and Aron May; Jemison Middle teachers Lisa McDaniel and Michelle Edwards; Maplesville High teachers William McGehee and Christian Ivy Price; Clanton Middle teachers Casey Meank and Beth Meank and Verbena High teacher Molly Cameron.

The Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Salary Schedule Program was created by the state as an initiative to help address teacher shortages in these content areas and retain teachers. The program provides a salary increase of up to $15,000 a year for teachers who qualify.

Also during the meeting, the board accepted four resignations.

Personnel resigning included transportation parts manager David Robinson, Jemison High nurse Misty Willis. Jemison intermediate teacher Rachel Mims and bus driver Cynthia Lynn Cobb.

Eight classified positions were filled during the meeting, including a custodian at Maplesville High School, three bus drivers, a shop assistant, a special education instructional aide at Thorsby High, a classroom assistant at Clanton Intermediate, teacher assistant at Jemison Elementary and a teacher assistant at Clanton Intermediate.

Nine substitutes were also approved.

Other personnel items approved included:

  • Additional after-school staff.
  • Non-employees as volunteers.
  • Job descriptions for RN nurses, LPN nurses and a parts manager.
  • Career Tech Transportation. Board member Keith Moore abstained.