Cumberland Hires New Volleyball Coach


Published on August 16 2013 11:11 am
Last Updated on August 16 2013 11:11 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Not a minute too soon, the Cumberland Board of Education Thursday hired the district's new high school volleyball coach.

Sara Foley was hired to fill the slot vacated by Talia Moore, who resigned as both high school and middle school coach.  No action was taken on the middle school coaching slot.  Moore's resignation was accepted at Thursday's meeting.

Volleyball practice began this week across the state and the first matches will be taking place in the next few weeks.  Cumberland board member Steve Layton reported during Thursday's meeting on the process of choosing the new coach. 

Cumberland has gone to State three straight seasons under two different coaches and now will be working with a third coach in the past three years.

In other action, the Cumberland board honorably dismissed Susan Haga and Jolynn Brown as part-time special education aides; accepted the resignation of Tammy Robinson as a preschool aide; hired Amy Sandschafer as the internal PBIS Coach; accepted the resignation of Donnie Barnes as a custodian and hired Susan Ingram as a full-time custodian; and accepted the resignation of Sarah Brown as assistant Scholar Bowl coach at the middle school.

Board members renewed property/casualty/liability insurance as recommended by Bushue Human Resources; heard from the high school Cheer Team on their upcoming trip to Florida; and heard from Linda Bruner and Buddy Allen on bullying prevention.

Cumberland board members heard from President Jack Ingram about the committee process and agenda construction for committee meetings.  Ingram assigned the Transportation Committee to review fuel options for District vehicles including diesel, propane, natural gas and electricity; and the Curriculum and Policy Committee to review the use of school logos and colors in the District.