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Mena School Board Makes Several Personnel Changes

The Mena School Board held their April meeting Tuesday night & a number of personnel changes were addressed.

Board members approved Superintendent Benny Wesson’s recommendations to hire Jamie Grasman as a 1st grade teacher, Markie Blocker as a 2nd grade teacher and Abigail Sims as the GT Coordinator and ESL Coordinator.

The board also approved Wesson’s  recommendation to transfer the follow staff members within the distrist.

Robin Castor was transferred from 2nd grade teacher to Lousie Durham PE teacher.

Paula Cox was transferred from 3rd grade teacher to Holly Harshman Elementray Library Media Specialist.

Christy Harrison was transferred from Mena Middle School Self-Contained teacher to SPED Director and 504 Coordinator.

Randy Peters was promoted from junior high head bsketball coach and teacher to senior high head basketball coach and teacher.

Deedra Hooker was promoted from Paraprofessional to Secondary English teacher.

Board members accepted the resignations of Norma Foster and Jim Pennington.

Board members also accepted the resignations for retirement from Mike Collins, Paulette Crawford, Freda Moore, Marsha Riley, Penny Smedley, Paulette Sherrer and Rose Tedder.

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