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Sylacauga schools welcome 44 new employees


SYLACAUGA, Ala – With the 2021-2022 school year about to begin, Sylacauga’s city schools have formally welcomed 44 new employees.

Indian Valley Elementary School: Kristina Haynes, Salle Pritchett, and Calvin Smith (Kindergarten); Anna Browning, Anna Hewett, Sheilla McEwen, and Rebecca Paterson (1st Grade); Hailey Baumgartner (2nd Grade); Taylor Paterson (Special Education); Anna Proctor (Pre-K Auxiliary); Tiffia Dates, Denise Jackson, and Elizabeth Thomas (Instructional Assistants); and Johnny Sims (Custodian).

Pinecrest Elementary School: Jason Porter (assistant principal); Lindsey Foster (3rd Grade); Laura McGilberry (4th Grade); Carrie Bradford and Claire Sanders (5th Grade); and Tosha Landers (Instructional Assistant).

Indian Valley and Pinecrest will share fine arts teachers Lindsey Chavers (Music) and Brooke Garrett (Art).

Nichols-Lawson Middle School: Jessica Coleman (Counselor); Matthew Teague (Special Education); Jeffrey Cantey (Physical Education); Mandy Reams, Kayla Mosley, Madeline Potts, and Lori Carden (English); Michelle Watson (Art); Amy Smith and Kellie Price (CNP); Valenia Shanee Marbury (Instructional Assistant); and Brandy Parrett (Custodian).

Sylacauga High School: Matthew Hodge (Principal); Shannon Galamore (assistant principal); Rob Carter (Physical Education and Head Football Coach); Misty Mitchell (Biology); Alexander Mosley and Parker Sanders (Math); and Josh Cantrell (Custodian).

Other new employees are bus driver Tim Taylor and maintenance specialists Tyler Brown and Jesse Thornton.

“We are excited about the experience and enthusiasm our new employees bring to their schools,” said Dr. Michele Eller, Superintendent. “These highly-qualified individuals will join our current staff to have a positive impact on our students.”

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