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Pike BOE makes personnel hires

The Pike County Board of Education met for the final time prior to the start of school Monday, and several personnel actions were taken to help fill out the system’s staff.

Seven people were hired, while three more transferred to other positions within the school system.

The new hires included Lee Scott as assistant principal at Goshen Elementary School, Timothy Moorer as both a social science teacher and head basketball coach at Goshen High School, John Williford as physical education teacher at Banks School, Ebony S. Cox as secondary graduation coach at Pike County High School, Jason Ford as physical education aide teacher at GES, first sergeant Charles Thomas Powell as 12-month JROTC instructor at GHS and Kristina Anderson as fifth grade teacher at Pike County Elementary School.

The transfers included Andre Davis moving from his job as counselor at PCHS to assume the role of assistant principal, Trey Pike moving to PCES, where he will be a physical education teacher and take over as the head coach of PCHS baseball and Kristie Deloney moving from kindergarten teaching to first grade at PCES.

With the personnel moves, superintendent Mark Bazzell said the system is almost fully staffed.

“With the exception of just a couple of items, we have all our staff in place, and we’re ready to go,” Bazzell said.

The two openings left are for a welding instructor at the Troy-Pike Center for Technology and a physical education teaching opening at GES.

The school year gets underway for PCS with new teacher orientation August 2, followed by INSTITUTE August 3. There will then be two days of professional development days August 4-5. The first day for students is August 9.