Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations: 

At Smoky Mountain High School, Kaitlyn Bell, SSC temporary office support, Julie Gentry, testing coordinator; at Fairview Elementary School, Heather Ellenburg, substitute bus driver; at Cullowhee Valley Elementary School, Alexandria Joyner, after school worker, Susan Norman, temporary Title I tutor.

 Accepted these employee resignations:

At Blue Ridge School, Susan Ballentine, school nutrition assistant, Journey Overstreet, teacher assistant; at CVES, Mary Allison, EC teacher; at FES, Jane Greenwood, bus driver; at SMHS, Emma Buchanan, teacher, Robert Kanwishcher, teacher, Jesame McClellan, teacher, Adam Phillips, head coach men’s basketball, Kennedy Piatt, EC teacher assistant, Colby Reddin, teacher, Drew Umphlett, band director; at Central Office, Phillip Ploch, technology technician.

Accepted this employee retirement: 

At CVES, Elizabeth Jicha, school social worker.

Accepted these employee separations: 

At Scotts Creek Elementary School, Jessica Deitz, school nutrition assistant; at Smokey Mountain Elementary School, William Frye, instructional support assistant.

 Accepted staff, non-staff and returning coach recommendations:

At SMHS, Jenny Burns, head coach middle school softball – new non-staff, Catherine Larch, head coach middle school track – returning staff, Joey Robinson, head coach men’s track – new staff, Jesus Sandoval, assistant coach district women’s soccer – returning staff, Hailey Schenk, assistant coach JV softball – new non-staff, Mark Thompson, assistant coach district baseball – returning staff, Keith West, head coach district baseball – new non-staff, Travis Winchester, assistant coach middle school softball – new non-staff; at Blue Ridge Early College, Brittany Elkins, assistant coach varsity girls soccer – returning staff, Nick Pressler, head coach varsity girls soccer – returning staff.