School board approves changes for next year

School board approves changes for next year

The Brown County School Board of Trustees approved the following June 2 and 16:

  • Course 0494, Middle Level Business, for the sixth through eighth grades. However, the course will be taught to sixth-graders only next school year.
  • Separating Sprunica Elementary School paraprofessional Abigail Alderdice, effective immediately. This was not a termination.
  • Separating Brown County High School health assistant Linda Collingsworth, effective May 16. This was not a termination.
  • Separating Van Buren Elementary School art and physical education teacher Olivia Pankratz Miller, effective at end of 2015-2016 school year. This was not a termination.
  • Appointing Brown County Junior High School coaches: Math Bruce Koopman for math academic team, Wendy Weddle for science academic team, Michael Potts for social studies academic team, Sarah Cochran for language arts academic team.
  • Appointing Emily Pettijohn as BCJHS History Day sponsor
  • Appointing Michael Potts as BCJHS We the People coach
  • Appointing Pettijohn and Angela Denton as BCJHS National Junior Honor Society coaches
  • Appointing Brad Baughman and Kevin Roush as BCJHS Spell Bowl coaches
  • Appointing Roush and Mike Harmon as BCJHS student council advisers
  • Appointing Weddle and Roush as BCJHS science fair coaches
  • Appointing Koopman as BCJHS building technology leader
  • Appointing Weddle as BCJHS instructional leader
  • Appointing Tim Hebert as BCJHS instructional technology coach
  • Appointing BCJHS science fair coach Eric Nolan (split with Weddle and Roush), $578.66 stipends, as a replacement for Jim McFall.
  • Appointing BCJHS instructional coach Sarah Cochran, $2,226 stipend, as a replacement for Lauren Spiece.
  • Appointing BCJHS high ability coach Amy Oliver, $2,226 stipend, as a replacement for McFall.
  • Appointing BCJHS technology leader Dan Lewellen (split with Koopman), $835.50 stipends, as a replacement for McFall.
  • Appointing the following extra-curricular leaders at Brown County High School: Nathan Sudduth as band sponsor, Kristi Billings as choir sponsor, Laurie Godfrey as drama sponsor, Greg Mosley as newspaper and yearbook sponsor.
  • Appointing BCHS academic super bowl team sponsors: Brian Galm for fine arts, English and interdisciplinary, Jay Myers for social studies, Kady Lane for science, Jake Koressel for math.
  • Appointing Galm as BCHS Brain Game sponsor
  • Appointing Julie Miller as BCHS Aquila sponsor
  • Appointing Dustin Robinson as BCHS National Honor Society sponsor, as a replacement for Julie Miller. He gets a $868 stipend.
  • Appointing Hannah Newlin as BCHS French Club and French Honor Society sponsor
  • Appointing Moranda Terwilliger and Lauren Spiece as BCHS Spanish Club and Spanish Honor Society sponsors. Each get $434 stipends.
  • Appointing Matt Williams as BCHS Science Club and Science Honor Society sponsor
  • Appointing Godfrey as BCHS Thespian Honor Society sponsor
  • Appointing Matt Noreiga as BCHS high ability coach
  • Appointing Alecia Adams and Josh Sparks as BCHS History Day sponsors
  • Appointing BCHS the science department as science fair contacts/sponsors
  • Appointing Eric Fohl as BCHS Spell Bowl coach
  • Appointing Koressel as BCHS student council advisor
  • Appointing Chris Townsend as BCHS Robotics Club sponsor
  • Appointing Kevin Greve as freshman class sponsor
  • Appointing Margo Seastrom as sophomore class sponsor
  • Appointing Cheryl Fox and Julie Miller as junior class sponsors. Miller, replacing Dustin Robinson, gets a $1,180 stipend.
  • Appointing Pam Bond and Chris Stoll as senior class sponsors
  • Appointing BCJHS instrumental/vocal music teacher Mary Pearson, full-time with benefits, level B-0, $35,500 per year, effective Aug. 8. She is a replacement for Amy Smith. Pearson also was appointed as the band/choir/drama sponsor with stipends totaling $1,677.
  • Van Buren Elementary Title 1 teacher Bonnie Walling, full-time with benefits, level M-5, $43,575 per year, effective Aug. 8. She is a replacement for Peggy Thompson.
  • Appointing BCJHS health/physical education teacher Ryan Wilcoxen, full-time with benefits, level B-3, $36,604 per year, effective Aug. 8. He is a permanent replacement for Robert Abraham. Wilcoxen also was appointed BCHS varsity baseball coach with a $4,013 stipend, effective 2016-2017 school year. He is a replacement for Kyle Heminger.
  • Appointing Van Buren paraprofessional Monica Feikema, part-time with no benefits, $8.86 per hour, effective Aug. 10. She is a replacement for Cami Bass.
  • Appointing Van Buren paraprofessional Ashley Hendee, full-time with benefits, $8.86 per hour, effective Aug. 10. She is a replacement for Julie Eddins.
  • Appointing BCHS athletic director Mark Bruner, salary to be determined, effective July 1. He is a permanent replacement for Matt Tuggle.
  • Transferring Helmsburg Elementary School Title 1 paraprofessional Dawn Seidle-Barnett to special education paraprofessional, full-time with benefits, $8.86 per hour, effective Aug. 10. She is a replacement for Carrie Lookebill. Lookebill was transferred to full-time with benefits, $8.86 per hour, effective Aug. 10. She is a replacement for Cortney Hitchcock.
  • Transferring accumulated sick leave for Brown County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Goldberg from former employer Greensburg Community Schools.
  • Appointing Helmsburg Elementary School Science Bowl sponsor Brenda Ely, $559 stipend. Ely also was appointed HES lead teacher (split with Staci Harden, $218 stipend each) and science fair coordinator, $868 stipend.
  • Appointing HES Instructional Technology coach Natalie Robison, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing HES Building Technology leader Ryan Oliver, $1,671 stipend.
  • Appointing HES Instructional Team leaders Teresa Fultz and Michelle Joy, $2,226 stipend each.
  • Appointing HES Science Fair coordinator Julie Adams, $895 stipend.
  • Appointing HES High Ability coach Alyssa Stanley, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing HES Spell Bowl coach Sara Draper, split with Olivia Hobbs, $279.50 stipends. Hobbs also was appointed History Day sponsor, $868 stipend.
  • Appointing HES Math Bowl sponsor Jill Miller, $559 stipend.
  • Appointing Sprunica Elementary School Science Fair coordinator Alyse Johnson, split with Barb Young, $868 stipends. Johnson also was appointed Instructional Technology coach, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing SES Lead Teacher Connie Darling, split with Erika East, $218 stipends.
  • Appointing SES History Day sponsor Brenda Krieger, split with Billie Thomas, $434 stipends.
  • Appointing SES Science Bowl sponsor Brenda Krieger, split with Barb Young, $279.50 stipend.
  • Appointing SES Instructional Team leader Lindsay Wheeler, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing SES Spell Bowl coach Dana Figg, $288 stipend, split with Jaida Goldberg, $279.50 stipend.
  • Appointing SES Instructional Team leader Rhonda Van Winkle, $2,226 stipend. Van Winkle also was appointed Math Bowl coach, $559 stipend.
  • Appointing SES High Ability coach Johanna Weinzapfel, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing SES Building Technology leader Julie Emkes, $1,720 stipend.
  • Appointing Van Buren Elementary School High Ability coach Jayne Jones, $2,226 stipend. Jones also was appointed lead teacher, $436 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE History Day sponsor Cynthia Baughman, $868 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE Instructional Team leader Debbie Neptune, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE Instructional Team leader Madeline Lucas, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE Math Bowl coach Emily Gaither, split with Cynthia Baughman, $279.50 stipends.
  • Appointing VBE Science Bowl coach Sarah Burke, $559 stipend, and science fair coordinator, $868 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE Science Fair coordinator Mandy Austin, $868 stipend. Austin also was appointed building technology leader, $1,671 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE Spell Bowl coach Makenzie Duncan, split with Angie Shirley, $279.50 stipend.
  • Appointing VBE Instructional Technology coach Erica Garman, $2,226 stipend.
  • Brown County Intermediate School sixth-grade boys basketball coach Ryan Oliver, $993 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS sixth-grade girls volleyball coach Eric Fohl, $993 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS sixth-grade girls basketball coach Kathryn Lane, $993 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Math Bowl sponsor Pam Lucas, $559 stipend. Lane also was appointed instructional team leader, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Math Bowl sponsor Annette Fields, $559 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS History Day sponsor Mary Kurdziel, split with Nicole Wells $434 stipends. Kurdziel also was appointed student council sponsor, $930 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS choir coach Kristi Billings, $559 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Spell Bowl coaches Kristen Cole and Lauren Lockdall, $559 stipends.
  • Appointing BCIS Instructional Technology coach Nicole Wells, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Instructional Team leader Steffanie Davis, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Building Technology leader Jeff Lepore, $835.50 stipend, split with Debbie Hilligoss, $860 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS High Ability coach Mitzi Garman, $2,226 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Science Bowl sponsor Chris Miller, $559 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Science Bowl sponsor Jeff Lepore, $559 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS Science Bowl coordinator Becky Higgins, split with Chris Miller and Jeff Lepore, $578.66 stipends.
  • Appointing BCIS fifth-grade girls volleyball coach Jake Koressel, $993 stipend.
  • Appointing BCIS varsity boys assistant soccer coach Joseph Grissom, $1,490 stipend.
  • Appointing HES second-shift custodian Kimberly Mappes, full-time with benefits, $9.78 per hour, effective June 20. She is a replacement for Robby Johnson, who is becoming head custodian, full-time with benefits, $9.83 per hour, effective June 13. Johnson is a replacement for Melissa Mars.
  • Appointing SES job coach Emily Jackson, full-time with benefits, $10.55 per hour, effective Aug. 10. She is a replacement for Jessica Spurgeon.
  • Appointing SES kindergarten teacher Brittany Coulter, full-time with benefits, level B-0, $35,500, effective Aug. 8.
  • Transferring SES special education job coach Jessica Spurgeon to special education paraprofessional, full-time, $10.45 per hour, effective Aug. 10. She is a replacement for Nikki Griggs, who is transferring to  Title 1 paraprofessional, part-time, $9.89 per hour, effective Aug. 10. Griggs is a replacement for Abby Alderdice.