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The treasurer of Vanlue Local School in Hancock County was hired as the new treasurer of Kenton City Schools on Monday night.
Tracy Hiller was approved for a two-year contract as KCS treasurer at an annual salary of $68,000.
She will replace Steve Ashba, who is retiring after 32 years as treasurer.
Hiller was unable to attend the Kenton board meeting because Vanlue was having its board meeting on Monday as well.
Board member Tom Brim said Kenton looked at six candidates before choosing Hiller for the position. He noted that she has been the only one in her office for the small Vanlue district and that has given her experience in all facets of the job.
She resides near Ada.
The board acted on many personnel items at the meeting, as follows:
– Accepted the resignation of Amy Wood, middle school principal.
– Accepted the resignation of Emily O’Brien, coordinator of speech and language.
– Accepted the transfer of Tom Ewing from middle school seventh grade language arts or fifth grade at Hardin Central.
– Accepted the transfer of Alicia Kleinfelter from middle school sixth grade language arts to seventh grade language arts.
– Approved Emily Lenhart as a fifth grade teacher at Hardin Central on a one-year contract.
– Hired Chelsea M. Hoelzle as a speech language pathologist on a one-year contract.
– Approved a lengthy list of substitute personnel, including a teacher, custodians, bus drivers, van drivers, summer bus maintenance, secretaries, educational aides and cafeteria.
The board also approved the following employee supplementals with a one-year limited contract for the 2012-2013 school year:
– High school football: Mike Mauk, head coach; Brent Fackler, Chuck Moore, Matt Best and Chuck Downing, assistant coaches; Matt Dudek, head freshman coach and Jason Jones, assistant freshman coach.
– Jamie Bartlett, high school boys soccer head coach; Danielle Raszka, high school girls soccer assistant coach; Meghan Smith, high school volleyball head coach; Brad Blue, golf head coach; Jared Thomas, seventh grade boys basketball coach; Jared Manns, cross country head coach.
– Ryan Miller, high school girls basketball head coach; Zach Turner, wrestling head coach; Kevin Kapanka, high school softball junior varsity coach; Brent Fackler, high school baseball head coach; Matt Dudek and Jason Jones, one-half baseball assistant coach;
– Chuck Downing, high school track head coach; Nancy Baum, track assistant coach; Brent Fackler, winter weight trainer; Chuck Moore, spring weight trainer; Tim Davis, high school band director/middle school assistant band director; Sue Buroker, high school assistant band director/middle school head band director and Top 20/assistant musical director;
– Advisors: Deb Bartlett, senior class; Danielle Raszka, junior class; Courtney Hollister, sophomore class; Kevin Kapanka, freshman class; department heads: Jodi Cole-Needles, English; Matt Best, social studies; Kevin Kapanka, science; Nancy Baum, math; Kendra Hale, special education; Joe Funkhouser, special areas; and Beth Harshfield, National Honor Society.
The board also approved the following non-employee supplementals with a one-year limited contract for the 2012-2013 school year:
– Brian Petty, high school boys soccer assistant coach; Mark Schwemer, high school girls soccer head coach; Miranda Strous, high school volleyball junior varsity coach; Jessica Luthman, freshman volleyball coach; Bill Lawrence, high school girls basketball assistant coach and Ryan Cahill, girls junior varsity coach;
– Matt McCullough, high school boys basketball head coach and strength training; Louis Piszker, wrestling assistant coach; Merril Kaufman, swimming head coach; Kim Kaufman, swimming assistant coach; Bill Lawrence, softball head coach;
– Ashlee Worthington, majorette advisor; Krystal Strahm, flag corps advisor and John Hines, high school musical director/assistant Top 20.
Approved as volunteer coaches were Jordan Martin and Dave Dakin, boys soccer; and Rick Collins, Deb Manns and Meg Manns, cross country.
The board will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 for the hiring of personnel.
By TIM THOMAS