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Greene County schools welcome new teachers

August 07, 2020 - 00:00
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    CONTRIBUTED The new teachers meet inside the Greene County Board of Education Board Room on Aug. 4 where they can be social distanced before resuming the orientation virtually.

The Greene County School System welcomed 18 new staff members this week.

“Our new teachers bring a combined 167 years of experience to the district, which will prove an invaluable help as they contribute to finding creative solutions to the challenges we will face as we navigate distance learning this year using our new learning management system,” said GCSS Superintendent Dr. Chris Houston.

The system held a virtual new teacher orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Greene County Primary School welcomed seven new staff members earlier this week. Summer Ward brings 22 years of experience in education and will teach third grade. Erin Turman will teach first grade and Cameron Shuler will teach kindergarten. Both are first year teachers. Kelly Rogers has 13 years’ experience and is a special education teacher.

Shaqysha Johnson has seven years’ experience and will be a math lab teacher at GCPS. Carmela Roberts has 23 years of teaching experience and will teach second grade. Alicia Evans is the new receptionist at GCPS.

Anita White Carson Middle School welcomed three new teachers this year. Letitia Blackmon will teach sixth grade math and has 30 years of experience. Anne Marie Webb has 23 years’ experience and will teach sixth grade English language arts. Taylor Lund is a first-year teacher and will be the new agriculture teacher.

Greene County High School welcomed seven new staff members this week. Laura Ringer is the new ninth grade transition teacher, Hunter Maloy is an automotive teacher, Nafis Pickett is a new SPED paraprofessional and Briana Evans is the new culinary arts teacher. All four are first year teachers.

Robert Smith has two years’ teaching experience and will teach social studies. Ernest Watford has 37 years experience and will teach math at the high school. Robin Purcell has 10 years experience and will teach health sciences.

The Greene County School System also welcomed Kathy Colwell, a part-time special education coordinator.