District One Board approves personnel
By David Meade – The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved personnel recommendations Tuesday, naming Assistant Principal Nichole Boseman as the new principal at Wren High School. Boseman was also the Director of the Freshman Academy at Wren.
Boseman will replace Robbie Binnicker, who will leave the position as Wren High Principal to take the position of Director of Secondary Education in the Administrative offices of School District One.
Binnicker will fill a vacant position created with the retirement of Dr. John Pruitt, who is retiring after 38 years of service in the field of education.
Superintendent Dr. Wayne Fowler recommended the change in positions and the following:
Request for leave – Anita Antici, Spearman Elementary School, LD Resource; Jessica Hudson, West Pelzer Elementary, Grade 4; Liz Wittebort, Spearman Elementary, Guidance.
Transfers – Sarah Hanks, from .8 FTE to 1 FTE Wren High Math; Jodie Cowart, Cedar Grove Elementary, Launch .2 FTE to .6 FTE Cedar Grove Elementary and Palmetto Middle.
Resignations – Paige Baker, Wren High Math; Katie Carraway, Palmetto Elementary, Grade 3; Betsy Darley, Concrete Primary, Grade 1; Gaia Phillips, Adminstration Office, School Psychologist; Elizabeth Syracuse, Hunt Meadows Elementary, LD Resource.
Retirement – Dr. John Pruitt, District Office, Director of Secondary Education.
Recommendations – Lynn Bayne, Wren Middle, LD Self Contained; Catherine Clifford, Concrete Primary, Grade One; Tricia Harrison, Palmetto Elementary, Grade 5; Michael Hattan, Palmetto High, Science; Christina Hunt, Palmetto Elementary, Grade 3; Erica LaRue, Wren High, Math (.8FTE); Michael Nettling, Wren High, Social Studies; Julie Richard, Powdersville Middle Art (.5FTE); Sterling Stewart, Administation Office, School Psychologist.
Jane Harrison, Director of Elementary Education told the board that some teachers are attending an end of summer mini training session August 1-9 which includes bullying training for guidance, PE fitness training, technology and media literacy.
Harrison also said that teachers are completing a “lot of curriculum work” which includes K-12 math, 9-12 ELa and K-12 science.
A number of District One teachers have attended State Department meetings and several Anderson One teachers were selected to serve on SCDE committees reviewing curriculum, assessment and support document, Harrison said.
The District is getting new text books for K-5 reading adoption and 9-12 Algebra and Geometry, she said.
The District is also studying new standards based report cards for K5-Grade 1, according to Harrison.
The school district will have their opening assembly at 8:30 a.m. on August 17 at Wren High School. The assembly will include staff development for teachers and the Teacher of the Year luncheon at noon.
Tuesday, August 21 will be the first day of classes for students in School District One.