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Tyler Board hires employees

By Staff | Oct 22, 2014

Duane Dober, director of Human Resources for Tyler County Schools, introduced the newest members of the faculty and staff of Tyler County Schools at the Sept. 29 board meeting.

Speaking to the Tyler County Board of Education, Dober said, “I am extremely pleased

with the high-quality individuals we were able to attract to work with us and to carry on the long standing tradition of excellence that is, as you well know, is a part of the culture of Tyler County Schools.”

Dober said he was pleased to introduce the following individuals: Alexis Billings, who has spent a relatively short time on the substitute secretary list since being employed as a substitute in August 2013, was made full-time. He said she has stepped into the breach left by the retirement of long time employee and AIB secretary Patsy Fletcher and is working hard to adapt and grow into the job at Boreman with the help of Principal Tricia Feldmeier, the staff at AIB, and the parents who work with her. Billings is a graduate of Tyler Consolidated High School and the mother of three children.

Brenna Hagerty, a fully-certified reading specialist, has been employed as Title 1 Reading Specialist job at Boreman Elementary School. Hagerty is a Tyler Consolidated graduate and earned her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her Masters degree in Reading from West Virginia University. She also has two years of teaching experience earned in Pleasants County Schools and one year in Randolph County Schools. She is also the middle school cross country coach and a welcome addition to the faculty at Boreman Elementary School.

Paden Morris, a graduate of John Marshall High School in Marshall County and West Liberty University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, is a brand new face at Tyler Consolidated High School. Morris is certified in general science, five through adult, and multi-categorical special education, five through adult. He has worked for the past four years as a substitute teacher and wrestling coach in Marshall County. He has filled the position of multi-categorical special education teacher and has also taken the position as head coach of the TCMS Wrestling Team.

Allana Paden, a graduate of St. Marys High School, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at West Virginia University-Parkersburg. She has worked as a substitute teacher in Ritchie, Pleasants, and Tyler counties. Paden has also completed requirements for her endorsements in Multi-Categorical Special Education and Autism for grades Kindergarten through adult. Paden has accepted the special education position at Sistersville Elementary School.

Jason Roberts, a graduate of Tyler Consolidated High School, attended WVU-P, and graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State University with a degree in secondary social studies. He is certified in social studies in West Virginia and endorsed for grades five through adult. Roberts has nine years of teaching and coaching experience in two districts in North Carolina, both as a teacher and as a football coach. Roberts has also worked as a teacher and counselor at Pressley Ridge School in West Virginia and gained experience as a substitute teacher in both Marion and Monongalia counties. He has accepted the position as Social Studies Teacher at TCHS.

Melissa Snyder is a graduate of Magnolia High School and attended West Virginia Northern Community College for her post secondary education. She is CDL Licensed. Snyder has worked for Tyler County as a substitute bus operator since September 2011. She was just employed full time on Aug 5 at the Tyler County Board meeting. Snyder will be the newest full-time operator, driving bus route number one which travels McCoaches Lane, Oil Ridge, Maple Lane, and Sistersville Elementary School, to name a few stops.

Jennifer Stephens is a graduate of River High School and West Liberty University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the American College of Education in Chicago, Ill. Stephens has gained experience in Marietta City Schools, Switzerland of Ohio Schools, Buckeye Local Schools, and has teaching experience at the college level through West Virginia Northern Community College. She will be the new art teacher at Tyler Consolidated Middle School.

Dober, said, “And there you have it, a small but mighty group, the latest additions to our experienced and dedicated group of professional educators, leaders, and classified support staff. The students with whom these folks work are in good hands and are in for a great year.”

Dober, Superintendent Robin Daquilante, and the board members all welcomed the new employees.