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Tallmadge -- Three new administrative positions will debut in the Tallmadge City School District in the 2016-17 school year. Shelley Monachino will be moving from the principal's office at Munroe Elementary School to a district-wide position as director of teaching and learning. Meanwhile Courtney Davis, the present principal of Dunbar Primary School, has been tapped to fill the new dual role of principal for both Dunbar and Munroe schools. Dunbar Primary is a K-2 building and Munroe Elementary is grades 3-5.
A third newly-created position, assistant principal for Dunbar Primary and Munroe Elementary schools, is being filled by Jamilyn Hoehn.
"All of these leadership changes were made with the future in mind,' Superintendent Jeff Ferguson told the Tallmadge Express Aug. 3, adding, "We will be better able to serve our students as we educate them for the 21st century." Davis will earn $94,037 in her new role and Monachino's annual salary will be $98,944. Hoehn's salary was not available at press time Aug. 4.
Davis said the "dual principalship will essentially provide one less transition for our students, as we strive to foster a climate and culture with consistent expectations and provide opportunities for students and staff to collaborate vertically across buildings. My goal is to establish us as one elementary team working toward a shared vision and common goals."
Rebecca Furbay has been hired as the district's director of student services. She replaces Karen Kanotz, who resigned to assume a similar position with Poland Schools.
New staff includes: Joelle Hunsaker, Grade 4 teacher, Munroe; Carrie Shannon, intervention specialist, Munroe; Shannon Tegeder, intervention specialist, Dunbar; Brittany Lightel, intervention specialist, high school; Natalie Briganti, intervention specialist, Dunbar; and Monica Currey, part-time science teacher, high school.
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