Two major personnel changes were announced at last Thursday’s Washington School Board meeting.
A Washington alumni and former teacher was named to the vacant Assistant Principal position as Troy Zollars will move from Cape Coral, Fla., back to Washington.
Zollars, a graduate of Washington High School, was a teacher at Washington before moving to Florida. He was given a two-year contract.
The addition of Zollars starts a new era for students coming to school today as LeAnne Kelley takes over as principal at the high school. Kelley is also a Washington native and was the principal at Pike Central High School.
But while one era begins, another ends as Lorri Zeller resigned as secretary for the Athletic Department. Zeller had worked at the school for a number of years.
Those two personnel shuffles highlighted a number of moves accepted by the board. Two teachers, Bill McKittrick and Pat Riney, will retire at the end of the first semester, and Zeller’s resignation was matched by two others, Audrey Case as high school math teacher and Jason Johnston as high school girls tennis coach.
The following teacher appointments were made by the board: Todd Riker as technology director; Paige Quade as high school math teacher; Lisa Dillon as junior high gateway teacher; and Phillip Burden, Megan Arvin, Megan Riney and Emily Dills, elementary teachers.
The following extra-curricular appointments were also announced: Brandt Schuckman, boys varsity basketball assistant coach; Bill O’Brian, junior varsity girls basketball coach and assistant football coach; Alan Lemon, varsity softball coach; John Thompson, varsity wrestling coach; Gary Isza, assistant football coach; Eric Gilley, varsity boys track coach, assistant freshman/sophomore football coach; Zach O’Brian, freshman/sophomore football coach; Kacey Frette, freshman girls basketball coach; Tanner McPherson, varsity wrestling assistant coach; Bill Ricke, varsity boys golf coach; Morris Petty, varsity girls golf coach; Chris Moody, eighth grade football coach and sixth grade boys travel basketball coach; Scott Durnil, seventh grade football coach; Erik Browning, seventh grade assistant football coach; Mack Petty, assistant boys golf coach; and Jeff Gaither, assistant boys soccer coach.
Also, Mary Ann McClure, assistant girls soccer coach; Levi Ash, junior high wrestling coach; Stephanie McClure, junior high volleyball coach; Tiffany Gilley, Griffith fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach and fifth grade girls travel basketball coach; Beth Trousdale, North sixth grade girls basketball coach; Kevin Huebner, Veale fifth and sixth grade girls basketball coach and sixth grade girls basketball travel coach; Adair Hedrick, North fifth grade girls basketball coach; Brett Matteson, Lena Dunn fifth and sixth grade boys basketball coach; and Bobby Ray, junior high assistant wrestling coach.
Also, Brad Taber, eighth grade boys soccer coach; Madi Lee, eighth grade girls soccer coach; Brett Matteson, sixth grade boys travel basketball coach; J. Quintin Myers, fifth grade boys travel basketball coach; Justin Bush, boys soccer varsity assistant coach; and Bryce Newton, seventh grade boys soccer coach.
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