On April 23, Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations:
Blue Ridge Early College and Blue Ridge School, Elena Alcantar, activity bus driver, bus driver; Smoky Mountain High School, Ty Dengler and Melissa Hill, homebound teachers, Colby Reddin, activity bus driver, Mark Biddix, custodian and bus driver; Smokey Mountain Elementary School, Debra Copeland, school nutrition assistant, Linzi Johnson, part time tutor, Kathy McFadden and Georgeanne Simmons, substitute bus monitors; Fairview Elementary School, Jan Dudley and Ann Link, tutors, Mashon Gaddis, student driver, George Greenwood, bus driver, Melissa Haigler and Madysen Hawkins, student transport for foster care, Wendy Howell, after school tutor; Scotts Creek Elementary School, Kim Fiskeaux, homebound teacher, Anna Glenn, William Porter, Carrie Reynolds and Katie Quiring, after school tutors, James Leithauser, teacher, Tammy Lowe and Shirley Martin, after school tutors; Blue Ridge Early College, Catherine Rhodes, teacher, Brittany Elkins, activity bus driver; School of Alternatives, Amy Bryson, EC bus monitor; Jackson County Early College, Mary Jo Cope, interim teacher; Cullowhee Valley Elementary School, Alexandra Joyner, homebound teacher; CVES, FES, SCES, Nawres Shnawa, substitute school nutrition assistant; District-wide, Carlene Galloway and Mary Moody-Bumgarner, lead bus driver; Bus Garage, A.C. Sprinkle, transportation director.
Accepted the following resignations: CVES, Allison Hixson, school nutrition assistant; Tonya Moon, teacher; FES, Patty Mathis, school nutrition assistant; SMES, Kelly McPartland, school nutrition assistant, SCES, Benjamin Montgomery, teacher
Accepted these employee retirements: CVES, Rebecca Middleton, teacher; Blue Ridge School and Early College, Mary Perona, media specialist.
Accepted the following requests for leave of absence:
SMES, Stephanie Bell, teacher; FES, Joshua Watson, teacher.
Accepted the following staff, non-staff and returning coach recommendations:
CVES, Casey Friesen, head coach soccer.