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Mitchell Community School Board Votes 3-2 in hiring of Administrative Assistant

MITCHELL - JULY 18, 2023 - The Mitchell Community School Board voted 3-2 Monday night in the hiring of Burris Elementary Ten Month Administrative Assistant Cara Shaw effective July 24, 2023.


Photo: Mitchell Community School Board


School members Krystal Shetler and Patrick Redman broke away with the 5-0 vote on the remaining new hires for the school corporation. Board President Chris Shaw, Crystal Mikels and Steve Burton voted in favor of the new hire.


The votes on the new hires was taken separately for the employment of staff, and as a whole on the extra curricular positions.


The board authorized Superintendent Brent Comer to hire staff as needed for the school year. Comer reported that most the positions are filled.


The new hires include:

  • Lori Kughen Taylor - Mitchell High School Special Education Teacher - August 1, 2023

  • Zachary Kotecki - Mitchell High School Physical Education Teacher - August 1, 2023

  • Stacy Rayhill - Burris Elementary Special Education Resource Teacher - August 1, 2023

  • Keely Magill - Autism and Behavior Consultant - August 1, 2023

  • Jessica Thompson - Burris Elementary Day Shift Class "C" Custodian - July 10, 2023

  • Jerrica Kutcha - Hatfield Elementary 1-1 Special Education Aide - August 3, 2023

  • Tiffany Roush - Mitchell High School Special Education Aide - August 3, 2023

  • Clara Arnold - Temporary Burris Elementary Grade 4 Teacher - Effective August 3, 2023

  • Darek Graves - Burris Elementary School Class "A" Night Shift Custodian - July 17, 2023

  • Kevin Terrell - Hatfield Elementary School Class "A" Night Shift Custodian - July 17, 2023

Retirements and Resignations approved:

  • Zachary Tibbs - resignation Mitchell Junior and Senior High School Band/Music Teacher - June 30, 2023

  • Loren Bailey - resignation Hatfield Elementary School Kindergarten teacher July 1, 2023

  • Leah Stewart - resignation Hatfield Elementary School Grade 2 teacher effective May 22, 2023

  • Cindi Roberts - resignation Mitchell Junior High School Guidance Counselor - May 22, 2023

  • Sandy Kelly -resignation Burris Elementary Start Paraprofessional - July 19 2023

  • Elizabeth Curtsinger - resignation Mitchell Junior High School Daily Building substitute

  • Paul Bush - resignation Mitchell Junior High/Mitchell Senior High Food Service employee - May 19, 2023

Extra Curricular Employment approvals:

  • Zachary Kotecki - Strength Coach - 2023 -2024

  • Lori Quebbeman - Varsity Track - Boys/Girls - 2024- 2025

  • Scott Saunders - Varsity Volleyball - 2024-2025

  • Jerry Chaney - Varsity Baseball - 2024 -2028


Transfers approved:

  • Whitney Reed from Hatfield/Burris STEAM to Mitchell High School CTE Education and Training Pathway teacher

  • Zach Kern from Mitchell Junior High School Special Education to Mitchell High School Special Education - August 3, 2023

In other business the school board approved the contract extension One Year Contract for COSMOS Special Education teacher, Director COSMOS Apryl Kidd, and Mitchell Athletic Director Amos Wegner.


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