Altamont School Board Fills Personnel Slots

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Published on May 16 2012 3:00 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Altamont school board members this week acted on several personnel moves in advance of the new school year.

The Board accepted the resignation of Candy Wolff as Kindergarten teacher, and heard that Laurie Akeman has requested the Kindergarten position.  Also hired were Tiffany Deuel to teach first grade, Abra Woomer to teach fifth grade, Kelsey Phillips to teach junior high Language Arts, Adrian Rodriguez to teach high school Spanish part-time, Justin Harrison to teach junior high Enrichment, Katie Lurkins to teach high school Social Studies, and Courtnie Brauer to teach high school Family and Consumer Science.  The Board also accepted the resignation of Ashley Landrus as junior high volleyball assistant coach, and approved a maternity leave for Lisa Lauritzen.

In other business, the Altamont board approved a golf cooperative agreement with the St. Elmo School District; approved brick work and tuck pointing at the high school; and renewed membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards.

Board members heard from Coach Mike Delaney on the junior high state track meet qualifiers and state placers; from 2012-2013 Student Body President Simon Childerson regarding the Student Council State Convention held in Springfield; and from Theresa Lee on the senior class trip to Washington, DC.

Board members heard that Altamont's 8th grade promotion exercises will be Friday night at 7pm; and heard that teachers will be working over the summer months on alignment to Common Core Math standards, that the entire staff will be working on two areas of English Language Arts (Speaking and Listening, and Language) when classes resume in the fall, and that Writing will be addressed at the October Institute.

The Board learned that Emily Stuemke was crowned Prom Queen and that Cody Drone was crowned Prom King.