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Teachers and coaches are on the move at the Palmyra R-I School District while some are saying good-bye.
The R-I Board of Education accepted several resignations and approved some hiring and internal movements during their meeting last week.
Teaching resignations included Jill Arch, third grade teacher; Amy Hoerr, second grade teacher and K-Kids sponsor; Tia Holman, middle school special education and middle school Builders Club sponsor; Lex Meyers, middle school physical education/elementary tech, varsity softball coach and middle school track coach; Kristi Mitchell, middle school computers and Greta Stark, middle school special education and high school Quiz Bowl sponsor.
Resignations were also accepted from Cody Ash, middle school basketball; Kelly Broughton, crossing guard; Robyn Cottrell, elementary school custodian; and Nicole Kroeger, assistant varsity girls basketball coach.
Hires for teaching positions include Nichole Kroeger, elementary teacher and middle school cross country; Leanne Hausdorf, elementary teacher; Teresa McDowell, elementary teacher; Alexis Obert, high school ELA and high school drama; Carey Ott, elementary teacher; and Barbara Van Manen, elementary teacher.
Other hirings included Dakota Bradshaw, elementary paraprofessional; Cody Ash, junior varsity boys basketball coach; Kaitlin Benson, junior varsity girls basketball coach; Brian Rea, varsity boys golf; and Annmarie Soto, elementary school custodian.
John Walter has been hired to finish out the 2022-23 school year as the high school world history teacher.
Those teachers making internal moves included Tara Blakenship, from second to first grade; Malena Eger from fourth to second grade; Sean Frankenbach from fifth grade to high school business reacher and FBLA and yearbook sponsor; Amy-Leigh Gordon from second to first grade; Ashton Gottman from first grade to Title reading; and Jennifer Reis from third to second grade.
In closed session the board also voted 7-0 to not offer Tim Southers a contract for teaching or coaching for the 2023-24 school year.
No explanation has been given at this time as to why he was not offered a contract.
In addition, the board renewed the contracts for 36 non-tenured staff and approved all coaching and extra-duty contracts as presented.