On March 26, Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations:
At Smoky Mountain High School, Brandon Arrington, bus driver, Frank Taylor, bus driver and activity bus driver; Fairview Elementary School, Meredith Crisp, afterschool tutor, Alexis Egerdahl, school nutrition assistant, Vyanne Fisher, Lori Gilber, April Mayes, Kirsten Morgan, Brittany Payne, Paige Speir, Hannah Sullivan and Jeri Hensley, afterschool tutors, Anna Woods, afterschool director; at Jackson County Early College, Dale Galloway, activity bus driver; at Cullowhee Valley Elementary School, FES, SMHS and Scotts Creek Elementary School, Ashley Parker, substitute school nutrition assistant; at Scotts Creek Elementary School, Lisa Mingus, part-time tutor; at CVES, Alla Johnson, EC teacher assistant; Central Office, Kristie Walker, chief financial officer.
Accepted these employee resignations: at Blue Ridge School, Sarah Cline, teacher, Kari Read, teacher assistant; at Smokey Mountain Elementary School, Anna Stokes, school nutrition assistant and bus driver; at SCES, Anna Glenn, teacher.
Accepted these employee retirements: at SMHS, Gary Hakanson, EC teacher assistant; at FES, Angela Lovedahl and Rochelle Mau, teachers; at Blue Ridge Early College, Virginia Proffitt, teacher.
Accepted this special request: leave of absence, Jackson County Early College, Brandon Pendergast, teacher.
Accepted these staff, non-staff and returning coach recommendations: at FES, Shayla Buchanan, assistant coach softball, Nita Lawhon, head coach softball; SMES, Wes Willoughby, assistant coach baseball; at SCES, Janice Hill, assistant coach softball, Tom Magestro, head coach baseball; Michael Alex King, assistant coach district middle school baseball.