October 22, 2021

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Fort Smith School District announces hirings for admin spots

FORT SMITH — The University District will start out the 2021-22 educational yr with new people today in seven administrative positions.

The College District produced several announcements stating it stuffed the positions with present staff.

Christina Williams, the district’s coordinator of community information and facts, explained Christopher Davis is replacing Sherri Penix as the College District’s assistant superintendent of human methods and campus assist. Davis has been the district’s supervisor of human resources given that 2019, according to a news release.

Davis also has served as an assistant principal at the district’s Northside Substantial College, as perfectly as center college principal and significant university assistant principal in Huntsville and band director and tunes educator in Mountain Household.

“I am psyched to transition into this function in the district and look forward to continuing to provide and supply support to our educators and employees as we start off a new college yr,” Davis mentioned.

Tony Jones, who has served as principal at Belle Place Heart considering that 2018, will be the Faculty District’s director of secondary training, the launch states. Jones’ tenure with the district also incorporates time as assistant principal at Northside Higher Faculty, the place he commenced his profession as an educator, and Kimmons Junior Large University.

“I am humbled to provide as the director of secondary training,” Jones explained. “I glance forward to supporting every secondary campus in achieving greater degrees of excellence.”

Ginni McDonald, who was named the district’s executive director of strategic initiatives and specialist discovering before this calendar year, held the situation in advance of Jones, in accordance to Williams.

Jennifer Steele will be the district’s assistant director of athletics and routines, which is a new situation. She has been assistant principal at Northside Significant School due to the fact 2013, which was preceded by her time as the director of bands at Chaffin Junior High School, in accordance to the release.

Jeff Prewitt was selected to switch Lisa Miller as the principal of Southside High Faculty, in accordance to the Faculty District. Prewitt has labored as an assistant principal for the college since 2018, and prior to which he served as assistant principal of Ramsey Junior Higher School, physical instruction and overall health teacher and coach in the district.

The University District also filled 3 principal positions at its elementary schools, the news launch states. Laura Gladden will be principal of Ballman Elementary University, Ami Griggs will be principal of Fairview Elementary University and Nicole Shaffer will be Cook dinner Elementary School’s principal.

Gladden is changing Lori Griffin, who Williams mentioned was named director of elementary instruction for the district. Gladden has been assistant principal at Ballman and Bonneville elementary educational institutions due to the fact 2018. She also served as an educational facilitator in the district and an elementary and middle faculty instructor in both of those Van Buren and Hendersonville, N.C.

Griggs, who is changing Shaffer, has been the assistant principal at Fairview Elementary due to the fact 2019. Griggs also worked as literacy tutorial facilitator in the district and a teacher at Euper Lane Elementary College.

Shaffer is replacing Marna Boltuc, obtaining labored as principal of Fairview Elementary College because 2019. Shaffer had been assistant principal at Prepare dinner, Woods and Barling elementary educational facilities and supervisor of elementary tunes schooling for the district. She also taught at Sunnymede Elementary School in Fort Smith, as very well as in Lavaca and Panama, Okla.

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The Fort Smith Faculty District had the pursuing administrative openings as of Wednesday early morning:

Director of Belle Point Heart

Director of human assets

Two assistant principal positions at Northside Substantial School

Spradling Elementary Faculty principal

Four assistant principal positions at Ballman, Prepare dinner, Fairview and Park elementary faculties

Resource: Fort Smith College District