Board Recognizes Teachers/Parents of the Year


At its monthly meeting held last Thursday the Kemper County School Board recognized teachers and parents of the year. Teachers of the Year are:

— Kemper County Lower Ele­mentary - Paulette Jones

— Kemper County Upper Ele­mentary - Theresa Savell

— Kemper County Middle School - Shana Hopkins

— Kemper County High School - Betty Casey

— John C. Stennis Vo-Tech - Thomas F. Thomas \

Parents of the Year are:

— Kemper County Lower Ele­mentary - Ashley Boren

— Kemper County Upper Ele­mentary -Felicia Chamberlain

— Kemper County Middle School - Genetrice Doss

— Kemper County High School - Linda Cole

— John C. Stennis Vo-Tech - Linda Cole

Thomas F. Thomas was recog­nized as the District Teacher of the Year, and Linda Cole as the District Parent of the Year. Ros­alind Lanier was recognized as the Food Services Employee of the Year, and Melvin Rush as the Transportation Employee of the Year. These individuals will be honored with a luncheon on Jan. 28 at the John C. Stennis Vo-Tech.

Marguerite Ward, School Food Service Manager, was honored with a plaque upon her retire­ment.

The following hirings were unanimously approved:

— KCHS Head Football Coach- William Clay

— KCHS Long Term Substi­tute- Breachlor Richardson

— KCMS ELA (English Lan­guage Arts)- Yolanda Richardson

— KCLE- 2nd Grade ELA- Brit­tany Hickman

— KCLE Teacher/Intervention­ist- Lillie Jones

— KCLE Kindergarten- Ty'­Daisha Little

— John C. Stennis Votech Sec­retary- Glenda Jenkins

— John C. Stennis Votech Law & Public Safety Instructor- An­thony Hull

In other action, the Board:

— Tabled evaluations of School Board Members, School Board Attorney, and


— Voted 5-0 to approve pay­ment of daily rate to non-li­censed teachers.

— Voted 5-0 for approval of homebound services.

— Voted 5-0 for approval of job embedded professional de­velopment at Kemper

County Upper Elementary.

— Voted 5-0 for Improvement of Education.

— Voted 5-0 for approval for KCSD to contract with Kemper County Sheriff's Dept. for School Safety/Security.

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