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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Bedford North Lawrence High School Principal and Assistant Principal Resigns

BEDFORD - JULY 21, 2023 - Both the Bedford North Lawrence High School principal and BNLHS Assistant Principal resigned their positions.


Jordan Key, principal Bedford North Lawrence High School resigned effective July 21st, and Christina Layton, Assistant principal resigned effective July 27,2023.


Photo: Bedford North Lawrence High School


In addition, more than 80 years of work experience resigned or retired during the end of the 2023 school year with the latest round of personnel changes.


School board member Jeff Lambrecht wanted to point out the great loss to the school corporation and thanked them for their service to the community.


The teacher resignations include the following:

  • Emma Brown - resignation as Shawswick 6th Grade teacher effective 2023-2024 school year

  • Molly Embree - resignation as Needmore Elementary teacher effective for the 2023 - 2024 school year

  • Noelle Jean - Resigning as BNLHS math teacher effective 2023 - 2024 school year

The retirements from North Lawrence Community Schools include:

  • Polly Craig - BNL Counseling Administrative assistant with 36 years of service to NLCS

  • Lois Guthrie - Shawswick Instructional aide effective July 12, 2023 after 24 years of service to the

  • Ann Yates - Retiring as Shawswick Administrative assistant effective July 25, 2023, after 21 years of service


The following are new hires for the school corporation:

  • Elise Andrews - Lincoln Elementary Reading Specialist effective August 1, 2023

  • Rachelle Brown - Shawswick Inclusion Teacher effective August 1, 2023

  • Allisha Dicks - Needmore Kindergarten teacher effective August 1, 2023

  • Angela Edwards - Parkview Arts Teacher effective August 1, 2023

  • Brandon Swango - Bedford Middle School 7th Grade teacher effective August 1, 2023

  • Abigail Rainey - North Lawrence Career Center Administrative assistant effective July 17, 2023

  • Kristen Calentine - Shawswick Elementary Health Aide effective August 1, 2023

  • Jerri Corbin - Parkview Computer Aide effective August 1, 2023

  • Lindsey Dean - North Lawrence Physical Therapist effective August 1, 2023

  • Emily Duncan - Shawswick Elementary Library Aide effective August 1, 2023

  • Hannah Jones - Bedford Middle School Health Aide - effective August 1, 2023

  • Madison Kimmel - Shawswick Elementary School Instructional Aide - effective August 1, 2023

  • Amanda Nixon - Gateway Instructional Aide effective August 1, 2023

  • Kadesia Owens - Shawswick Elementary Super Sub effective August 1, 2023

  • Mandy Ramey - Shawswick Elementary Instructional Aide effective August 1, 2023

  • Denise Schwander - Needmore Health Aide - effective July 31, 2023

  • Tangie Young - Needmore Instructional aide effective August 1, 2023

  • Kimberly Bertolino - NLCS Custodian - effective July 31, 2023

  • Karlas Spears - NLCS part-time custoidan - effective August 2, 2023


Transfers within the NLCS Corporation:

  • Deborah Asbell - transfer from Oolitic Campus to Gateway Academy effective August 1, 2023

  • Lucas Calhoun - transfer from College and Career Coordinator to Director of Technology

  • Melanie Floerke - Transfer from Shawswick Grade 1 to Grade 2 for the 2023 - 2024 School year

  • Stephanie Perez - Transfer from Shawswick Grade 2 to Grade 1 effective for the 2023 - 2024 School year

  • Sara Perry - Transferring from Shawswick Kindergarten to 6th grade teacher for the 2023 - 2024 School year

  • Benjamin Barker - transferring from Oolitic Campus Early Care and Inclusion to Bedford Middle School Super Sub effective August 1, 2023

  • Sharon Huber - transferring from Administration building to Bedford North Lawrence Counseling Department as administrative assistant effective July 24, 2023

  • Sandi Smoot - transferring from Shawswick Library assistant to Playful Pathways full-time Instructional Aide effective July 6, 2023

Extra Curricular:

  • Co - Ed Girls Cross Country - Amy Spence and Denielle Garrison

Non - renewal or contract cancellations:

  • Amy Burton - teaching contract at the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year

  • Scotty Carr - teaching contract at the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year

  • Jason Havik - teaching contract at the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year

Other resignations:


  • Jerry Branam - Parkview Inclusion Aide effective July 10, 2023

  • Charles Brown - Needmore Instructional aide effective July 17, 2023

  • Jerri Corbin - Parkview Computer Aide effective July 18, 2023

  • Kaurianne King - Needmore Inclusion Aide - effective July 6, 2023

  • Michael Kinzer - NLCS Custodian effective July 18, 2023

  • Nathan Moldren - Bedford Middle School assistant football coach effective July 19, 2023

  • Amy Planlp - Occupational Therapist effective June 19, 2023

  • Karen Sims - Physical Therapist effective June 19, 2023

  • Lauren Southern - Playful Pathways instructional aid effective July 14, 2023

  • Layla Tanksley - Parkview Instructional aide effective July 17, 2023

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