October 20, 2021

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The Devoted Education Mavens

Fort Smith Faculty District fills a number of admin positions

In a little above a 7 days Fort Smith Public Educational facilities has filled many essential administrative positions in planning for the forthcoming school yr.

On June 28, FSPS approved the resignation of Dr. Lisa Miller, Southside Superior College principal. Miller has served as the school’s head administrator for three several years, succeeding extended-time principal Wayne Haver. Miller’s resignation came on the heels of various retirements and promotions that still left vacancies in a number of vital positions through the district. Thursday (July 9) the district declared a lot of of people positions have now been loaded.

Dr. Tony Jones will serve as the director of secondary education for Fort Smith Community Educational facilities, a situation remaining open up when Dr. Ginni McDonald, previous director of secondary education and learning, was chosen as the executive director of strategic initiatives and expert studying. Jones has served as principal at Belle Point Heart because 2018. Prior to his appointment at Belle Stage, he was an assistant principal at Northside Substantial School and assistant principal at Kimmons Junior High School. He commenced his occupation as an educator at Northside High Faculty, a district information launch claimed.

Jones, a graduate of Northside Superior College, has a medical professional of training degree in academic management and a master’s degree in instruction leadership from Arkansas Tech College and a bachelor’s diploma in sociology education and learning from Berea College or university in Kentucky.

“I am humbled to serve as the director of secondary education and learning. I glance forward to supporting every secondary campus in achieving increased amounts of excellence,” Jones mentioned.

Jennifer Steele has been named the assistant director of athletics and functions, doing the job beneath the route of Michael Beaumont, director of athletics and pupil activities. Steele has served as assistant principal at Northside Higher School considering the fact that 2013. Prior to her appointment at Northside, she was the director of bands at Chaffin Junior High College, the news release stated. Steele has a bachelor’s diploma new music training from Georgia Southern College, a master’s diploma in instructional administration from the College of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an educational specialist degree in training leadership from Arkansas Tech College in Russellville.

The district also has three new elementary principals. Laura Gladden will be the principal of Ballman Elementary University. Previous principal Lori Griffin was not long ago named the director of elementary instruction, filling a emptiness remaining when Dr. Mary Ann Johns’ retired at the end of the 2020-21 faculty yr. Gladden was assistant principal at Ballman and Bonneville Elementary School beginning in 2018.

Prior to her appointment at Ballman and Bonneville, she was an educational facilitator in the district, elementary and center school teacher in Van Buren and elementary and center school instructor in Hendersonville, N.C. Gladden has a master’s diploma in instruction Western Carolina College, and a bachelor’s diploma in training from UA.

“I am honored to changeover into this new part at Ballman and to continue my support in the district,” Gladden stated.

Ami Griggs will provide as principal of Fairview Elementary School. She has served as Fairview assistant principal considering that 2019. Prior to her appointment at Fairview, she was a literacy educational facilitator for Ballman, Bonneville, Fairview and Morrison Elementary School and a trainer at Euper Lane Elementary Faculty. Griggs has a master’s degree in educational leadership from UA, a master’s degree in educating English to speakers of other languages from Arkansas Tech and a bachelor’s degree in instruction from the College of Central Arkansas in Conway.

“I am thrilled to have the option to provide the learners and family members of Fairview in this leadership position,” she stated.

Nicole Shaffer will serve as the principal of Cook dinner Elementary College. Shaffer has served as Fairview principal because 2019.

“I have greatly liked my time at Fairview Elementary College and appear ahead to continuing my services to the district at Cook dinner Elementary College,” she stated.

Prior to her appointment to Fairview, she was assistant principal at Cook dinner, Woods Elementary Faculty and Barling Elementary Faculty and district supervisor of elementary audio instruction. She taught at Sunnymede Elementary Faculty as well as in Lavaca and Panama, Okla. Prior to her career in education, Shaffer served as an govt officer in the Air Force with the routine maintenance group of the 188th Fighter Wing. Shaffer has an education professional diploma in schooling management, a master’s diploma in education and learning leadership and bachelor’s diploma in education and learning, all from Arkansas Tech. She also has a master’s diploma in actual physical training from UA.

The district introduced Wednesday (July 7) that Dr. Christopher Davis will provide as the assistant superintendent of human methods and campus support. Davis will fill the vacancy still left when Sherri Penix, the assistant superintendent for human assets and campus assistance, retires July 31. Davis has served as the district’s supervisor of human resources since 2019. With his new assignment, he will oversee all elements of human methods for the district which includes athletics and pursuits capabilities, an FSPS information release mentioned.