, Muskogee, OK

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February 19, 2013

AT A GLANCE — Muskogee Board of Education 02.20.13

— At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Muskogee Board of Education:  

• Reorganized Board of Education with Muriel Saunders, president; Larry Leatherman, vice president; John Barton, clerk.

• Appointed board members to committees: Keith Biglow and Muriel Saunders, personnel; John Barton and Larry Leatherman, finance; Stacy Alexander and Muriel Saunders, curriculum.

• Recognized Early Childhood Center teacher Kayla Tracy and Alice Robertson Junior High math teacher Debbie Thompson as Certified Employees of the Month.

• Recognized Whittier Elementary para-professional Brenda Derrick and finance secretary Cindy Boydstun as Support of the Month.

• Saw a performance from the upcoming all-school musical.

• Heard a review and explanation of the Common Core Curriculum.

• Approved the CONSENT AGENDA. See Online.


Upon return from executive session, approved the following personnel items:

• Medical leave for: Cynthia Justice, kindergarten teacher, BFSA; Jamie Lee, pre-K teacher, ECC; Jessica Laymon, second grade teacher, Whittier; Kerry Hillmon, special education teacher, Grant Foreman.

• Resignation of Preston Rogers, third grade teacher, Cherokee; Michelle Pitchford, speech pathologist, ECC/Whittier; Karen Hixon, first grade teacher, Grant Foreman.

• Temporary employment, certified: Christy Lockhart, third-grade teacher, Cherokee; Cody Arnold, fifth-grade teacher, Creek.

 • Resignation of temporary extra duty of the certified staff: Academic Gifted and Talented: Preston Rogers, Cherokee; Web page designer, Preston Rogers, Cherokee.

• Extra duty employment of the certified staff: Tamra Scherer, director, Camp Bennett, $7,200. Music/Rhythm, Amy Pool, adult $20/hour; Outdoor/Recreation, Stacie Harris, adult, $20/hour; Science/Nature, Ramona McDaniel, adult, $20/hour; Arts/Crafts, Diana Lushenko, ESY, $25/hour; Music/Rhythm, Amy Pool, ESY, $25/hour; Outdoor/Recreation, Stacie Harris, ESY, $25/hour; Science/Nature, Ramona McDaniel, ESY, $25/hour; Patricia Brewster, ESY, $25/hour; Janeen Fowler,     ESY, $25/hour; Susan Garland, ESY, $25/hour; Victoria Hand, ESY, $25/hour; Hillary Lincoln, ESY, $25/hour; Jana O'Neal; ESY, $25/hour; Lisa Rogers, ESY, $25/hour.

• GIFTED & TALENTED : Samantha Fowler,     Cherokee    $1,000; Louise Raigoza, Harris-Jobe    $2,000.

• READING INTERVENTIONIST: Jeanne Coffman, Whittier, $25/hour.

• TITLE I TUTOR:  Sandra Riley, BFSA, $25/hour; Erin Crissman; Pershing, $25/hour; Kathy Howard, Pershing, $25/hour; Debra McCann, Pershing, $25/hour; Patricia Rice, Pershing, $25/hour; Katy Thomson, Pershing, $25/hour.

• WEBPAGE DESIGNER: Samantha Fowler, Cherokee, $403.

• ATHLETICS GATE WORKER: Susan Gatzman, $20/hour.

• Family medical leave of the support staff: Wendy Wallace, payroll specialist, BEST Center; Velma Baker, custodian, AR; Maria Colina, bus assistant, transportation.

• Retirement of the support staff for the 2012-2013 school year: Faye Abernathy, Indian Ed. Family/School Liaison.

• Resignation of the support staff for the 2012-2013 school year: Lindy Ford, six-hour CNS associate, AR.

• Temporary employment of the support staff: Rhonda Harder, district activity fund custodian, BEST Center.

• Employment of the support staff: Andrew Harris, technology technician, BEST Center; Rusty Sturgeon, bus driver.

• Temporary extra duty employment of the support staff for the 2012-2013 school year:


• ASSISTANT COUNSELOR: Christina Alyea    , ESY, $15/hour; Mark Haile, ESY, $15/hour; Sherry Morgan, ESY, $15/hour; Jenny Turner, ESY, $15/hour.

• BUS ASSISTANT/ASSISTANT COUNSELOR: Canzaty Thompson, adult, $15/hour; Canzaty Thompson, ESY, $15/hour.

• BUS DRIVER: Patrick Deighan, ESY, $15/hr.

• BUS DRIVER/ASSISTANT COUNSELOR: Pam Jenkins, adult, $15/hour; Pam Jenkins, ESY, $15/hour.

CUSTODIAN: Gena Whitaker, ESY, $15/hour.

ATHLETIC GATE WORKERS: Michelle McCall, $20/hour; Prentiss McNac-Lay, $15/hour.

•  A new position for boot camp drill instructor.

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