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Sulphur Springs ISD Names New Administrators




The Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees named three new members of its administration staff at last night’s meeting.  Josh Williams was named Assistant Superintendent For Secondary Education and State and Federal Programs. Veronica Arnold was named the Director of Food Services, and Michelle Wallace will be the new Principal at Travis Primary School.

In other board action at Monday night’s meeting:


No one requested to address the Board during Public Forum.

Charlie Wilson presented an update on the auditorium renovation project.


Gina Wilder, Kathy Wright and Josh Williams reported on the spring District 15-5A UIL Academic Competitions.

Kimberly Williams presented a report on the 2015-2016 School Health Advisory Committee activities.

Sherry McGraw presented the 2016 Budget Calendar.

Randy Reed presented TASB Local Policy Manual Update 104. The update will be presented for approval at the regular May board meeting.

Board members were given the following Head Start information items:

-Director’s Report for March

-Monitoring review letter

Deborah Cody, Independent Head Start Consultant, presented required annual Head Start training to school board members.


Along with routine matters, the following were approved or denied:

Approved Instructional Materials Allotment TEKS Certification Form for 2016-2017.

Approved Head Start Priority Screening Instrument.

Approved 2016-2017 members of the School Health Advisory Council.

Postponed a request to submit application for Early Head Start expansion and EHS Childcare Partnership Grant.

Denied a request to submit application for Head Start Grantee of Rains and Franklin Counties, Texas.

Approved update to local board policy FFA(LOCAL).

Approved engagement letter with Rutherford, Taylor & Company, P.C. to conduct audit services for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2016.

Approved 2016-2017 school calendar proposals.


Professional employment contracts were approved, as recommended, for the 2016-2017 school year.


Perla Molina                            Part-time Head Start Aide                              ECLC

Laura Cleveland                      SpEd Teacher                                                 Bowie

Yolanda Cleveland                  SpEd Aide                                                       Bowie

Jossie Jimmerson                   SpEd Aide                                                       Bowie

Carol Worsham                       Principal                                                          Bowie

Delaina Russell                       Grade 1 Teacher                                            Lamar

Maria Rivera                           Grade 1 Bilingual Teacher                              Travis

Brooke Doughtie                     Elem. Instructional Technology Spec             SS Elementary

Maria Rodriguez                     Grade 3 Bilingual Teacher                              SS Elementary

Angeles Yanez                        Title I Aide                                                       SS Elementary

Diane Shipley                          7th Gr. ELA Teacher                                       Middle School

Marisha Harris                          Science Teacher                                            High School

Allison Irvin                              SpEd Teacher/Coach                                     High School

Johnny Irvin                            SpEd Teacher/Coach                                     High School

Sandra McAndrew                  Counselor                                                        High School

Stacie Yarbrough                    Science Teacher                                            High School

New Personnel

Christina Shadix                      SpEd Teacher                                                 Bowie

Natalie Martino                        Trainer                                                             Middle School

Justin Maness                         SpEd Teacher/Coach                                     High School

Personnel Change                New position/campus                      Former position/campus                

Mariana Hernandez                Pre-K Bilingual/ECLC                         Grade 2 Bilingual/Travis

Kaley Perry                             Science/High School                          SpEd Aide/Middle School