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Board of Education approves personnel

By Staff | Sep 24, 2014

Superintendent Robin Daquilante introduced Elania Paden as Tyler County Schools’ newest employee at the Sept. 15 meeting of the Tyler County Board of Education.

Paden is a graduate of St. Marys High School and completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from West Virginia University of Parkersburg. She has worked as a substitute teacher at Ritchie, Pleasants, and Tyler counties. Daquilante said Paden has also completed requirements for her endorsements in multi-categorical special education and audited them for grades kindergarten through adult, which is a rare combination of grade levels for special education. Paden has accepted the special education position at SES that was vacated by the retirement of Bunny Starkey. The superintendent and board all welcomed Paden to Tyler County.

Under communications: Superintendent Daquilante reported they have had three students win the EQT Scholarship. She said those students were Hope Stewart, Adrina Ryan, and Martina Parrish.

The Tyler Consolidated Middle School 2014-15 Girls’ Basketball schedule was approved, unanimously.

Under approval of requests:

Trip requests were approved for the following: Abram Negie, TCHS choir director, to take the choir to perform at the New Martinsville and Sistersville nursing homes on Sept. 25, with bus for transportation.

Abram Negie, TCHS choir director, to take the choir to perform in Doswell, Va., on April 24-26, 2015. Transportation will be with C & G Tours, Inc. Shelly West, Erica Bonar, Jennifer Smith, and David Orr will be chaperones for this trip.

Tricia Feldmeier, AIB principal, for all students to attend the Middle Island Harvest Festival at the Tyler County Fairgrounds on Oct. 3.

Leon Ammons, Tyler FFA advisor, was approved for the Agricultural Education/FFA students to participate in the following activities: FFA back to school cook out on Sept. 21; The WV State leadership conference at Cedar Lakes on Sept. 26-27; Middle Island Harvest Festival on Oct. 4-5; Tyler FFA Ox Roast on Oct. 12 at the fairgrounds; NW Regional Parliamentary Procedure Contest, FFA History Quiz Bowl, and Regional meeting at Wetzel County 4-H Camp on Oct. 16; National FFA Leadership Conference and Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28 through Nov. 1; FFA Program Policy meeting on Nov. 10; host a Northwestern Regional meeting at the Tyler County Fairgrounds on Dec. 16 to make food gift baskets; deliver fruit baskets to area nursing homes on Dec. 19; Northwestern Regional FFA Scholastic Contest in Cameron, W.Va., on Feb. 12, 2015; Tyler County Ham and Bacon Show and Sale on March 5; Little Kanawha Ham and Bacon Show and Sale in Parkersburg, W.Va., on March 13, 2015; State FFA Ham and Bacon Show and Sale in Charleston, W.Va., on March 8-10, 2015; WV Stockman’s judging contest and grasslands at Jackson Mills on April 10, 2015; FFA Governing Body meeting in April; WV State FFA Equine judging on April 25, 2015; National Land and Homesite contest in Oklahoma City, Okla., from April 30 through May 9, 2015; Upper Ohio Conservation District land judging contest in May; Little Kanawha Conservation District land judging contest in May; Tri-District Conservation District land judging contest in May; Northwestern Regional FFA land judging hosted by Magnolia on June 18; State Conservation camp in June; State FFA Convention and Leadership Conference July 8-11, 2015; State Forestry Camp in July; WV State FFA Dairy judging contest in August; Tyler County Fair in August; and the WV State Fair in August.

Krista DeVaughn, SES principal, to take students in grades pre-school through fifth to attend the Middle Island Harvest Festival at the Tyler County Fairgrounds on Oct. 3, with buses for transportation.

Under other requests:

Melissa Smith was approved to use the auditorium, concession stand, parking, lot and band room areas at Tyler Consolidated Hugh School on Sept. 28, to hold the Middle Island Harvest Festival Pageant.

Stefanie Suter, Tyler Consolidated High School head cheer coach, was approved for Lacie Strode and Suzette Miller to transport cheerleaders to South Harrison High School on Oct. 10.

Crystal and William Arnett were approved for their daughter, Christina Arnett, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the 2014-15 school year, pending approval from the Wetzel County Board of Education.

Coach Luke Reynolds, TCHS Cross Country, approved for Leon Ammons and Mitch Corley to transport athletes to meets, as needed.

Amelia Mossor approved for her son, Derek Ebert, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the 2014-15 school year, having been approved to attend Pleasants County Schools.

Leon Ammons, Tyler FFA Advisor, approved for the following individuals to serve as chaperones for the Tyler FFA trips and events: Steve McAnarney, Eugene Friend, James Crumrine, Lauren Seckman, Harry Huff, Nick Cox, Annie Hall, Scott Ash, Samantha Richardson, Casey Miner, Dawn Flesher, Ashley Cochran, Donnie Seckman, Deanna Ammons, Jennifer Kile, Mike Wells, Shannon Boswell, and Lucy Greathouse.

Merritt Grimes, approved for Infinity Fitness gymnastic, dance, and baton students to use the auditorium, band room, and restrooms at Tyler Consolidated on April 25 and 26, 2015, to hold a rehearsal and recital.

Christina Eastham approved for her daughter, Kaitlyn Eastham, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the 2014-15 school year, pending approval from the Wetzel County Board of Education.

Under personnel requests:

Preston Ferrell, was approved for a leave of absence.

Under employments or transfers:

Melissa Snyder, was approved for transfer from her regular bus route to bus route number nine, effective immediately.

Joseph Snyder, was employed as substitute bus operator, countywide, effective immediately.

The minutes of the Sept. 2, regular, meeting and the Sept. 8, special, meeting were approved and the board approved the authorization and payment of bills.