On June 22 Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations:

At Scotts Creek Elementary School, Kaitlyn Bell, social emotional learning assistant, Debbie Cloer, teacher, William Hansell, instructional support assistant, Gretchen McCue, teacher, Katlin Watson, instructional support assistant; at Cullowhee Valley Elementary School, Stephanie Bell, teacher, Amelia Carlton, teacher, Megan Connell, teacher, Lora Cox, student support specialist, Jillian Freesman, teacher, Julie Lambert, counselor, Allison Luker, data manager, Emily Nytko, teacher, Audrey Thompson, teacher; at Fairview Elementary School, Lisa Cleaveland, intervention specialist, Kennedy Jones, social emotional learning assistant, Rebecca Manring, instruction support assistant, Cassie McAbee, intervention specialist, Jenna Ruscheinski, teacher assistant, Lora Taylor, teacher, Anna Woods, instructional support assistant; at Smokey Mountain Elementary School, Haley Cook, teacher, Victoria Doll, teacher, Marissa Burchette, teacher; at Blue Ridge Early College, Elizabeth Hansen, EC teacher; at Smoky Mountain High School, Stephanie Stowe, teacher; at Jackson County Early College, Kathy Jo Morris, teacher.

 

Accepted these employee resignations:

At CVES, Abbey Brown, teacher, Taylor Lewis, instructional support specialist; at SCES, Heather Copeland, EC teacher; at SMHS, Brittany Cunningham, teacher, Thomas Davis, EC teacher assistant, Sylvia Morgan, guidance office support, Pam Shuler, cross country coach, Jamie Stewart, EC teacher, at Jackson Community School, Traci Metz, student success coach; at FES, Tyler Mulligan, EC teacher; at Central Office, Madison McDonald, human resources coordinator.

 

Accepted this employee retirement:

At SCES, Gladys Bishop, teacher assistant.

 

Accepted these staff, non-staff and returning coach recommendations:

 

At SMHS, Melissa Hill, head coach volleyball– returning staff, Damon Ledford, assistant coach JV men’s basketball– new non-staff, Reanna Lehman, assistant coach varsity women’s basketball, Jayce Wolfe, assistant coach JV men’s basketball – new non-staff; at BREC, Tim Mayse, head coach varsity women’s basketball– returning staff, Anna Stewart, assistant coach JV and varsity volleyball– new non-staff.

 

Accepted these special requests:

At SMES, Christy Maney, teacher – leave of absence; at SMHS, Suzanne Tompkins, teacher – rescind retirement request.