CALDWELL, Ohio — The Caldwell Exempted Village Schools will soon be on the hunt for a new technology coordinator, following Thursday’s regular meeting.
The Board of Education announced on Thursday night that long-time District Technology Coordinator Philip Theobald has submitted his resignation. Theobald, the only tech coordinator the district has ever had, worked for the Caldwell Exempted Village Schools during two stints, totaling 13 years.
Superintendent Kasey Cottrill told AVC News that Theobald has been a valuable member of the Caldwell staff, and he will be hard to replace:
Theobald is leaving the Caldwell schools at the end of the school year to serve in a similar capacity at the Noble Local School District.
In other business, the board approved Dr. Alan Spencer’s office for the completion of bus driver physicals for the 2018-18 school year. Participation was also approved in OMERESA Cooperative Services and the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
A vocal music presentation was performed by members of the high school choir, under the direction of Maizee Bruner. Following the performance, awards of appreciation were presented to Etta Wiley, First Settlement Therapy Center, and Brian Wheeldin.
The resignation of Sarah Truex as elementary special education teacher was accepted.
Torrie Briggs, Marlena Kress, and Jeannie Yontz were approved as summer school teachers. Mike Schott was given a 72-day contract for the 2017-18 school year. Jarvis Huck was given a one-year contract as high school math teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Kristina Smith was approved as Kindergarten teachers while Emily Tornes was approved as third grade teachers.
Supplemental contracts were approved for Julie LaFollette, athletic director; Tad Secrest as associate athletic director and weight room supervisor; Clint Crane, boys varsity basketball coach; Eli Svercek, reserve boys basketball and junior high track coach; Lori Miller, junior high student council advisor; and Maizee Brunner, vocal music director.
Additional supplemental contracts were awarded to Dugan Hill, head track and cross-country coach; Derick Carter, assistant cross-country coach; Grant Gaydos, head football coach; Jodi Schott, head girls basket ball coach; Sammi Schott- reserve girls basketball coach; Roman Lori, freshmen basketball coach; Judd Lori, eighth grade boys basketball coach; David Francis, seventh grade boys basketball coach; Neil Polk, eighth grade girls basketball coach; Taylor Crawford, seventh grade girls basketball coach; Debbie Schockling, cheerleading advisor; Amy Miller, junior high cheerleading advisor; Michael Ontko, soccer coach; Mike DeVol and Joe Wood, football coaches; and Bryan Sawyer, junior high football coach.
Volunteers approved included Ashley Hill, cross-country; Skyler Hesson, cheerleading; Greg Mitts, boys basketball; Tad Secrest, girls basketball; Laken Figel, girls basketball; and Jason Rucker, Brandon Crock, Ryan Crock, and Edward Lowe, football.
Frank Triplett was given a one-year contract as bus driver. Christy Foreman was approved as substitute aide while Amanda Allen was approved as substitute cook and custodian. Rachel Saling was given a one-year contract as educational aide.