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School board approves personnel actions in Aug. 25 meeting
By Barry H. Hendrix
The following personnel actions were approved Aug. 25 by the Thomasville City Board of Education:
(Employment in Positions)
DeWana Coopwood, Library Media Aide at Thomasville High School, nine months, effective the 2020-2021 school year;
Tersheria Malone, Mental Health Services Coordinator, system-wide, 12 months, effective Oct.1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021, pending background review;
Linda S. Chapman, Pre-K Auxiliary Teacher at Thomasville Elementary School, nine months, effective the 2020-2021 school year;
(Resignations)
Ann Holt, Library Media Specialist at THS, resignation, effective Aug. 5, 2020;
(Additional Compensation)
Vickie Morris, Principal, TES, additional work days outside of contract (six days at daily rate of pay);
(Volunteers)
Will Buford, Jr., THS (Board president Sharon Buford abstained in this vote.);
Dewitt Akins, THS;
Clint Thompson, THS;
Tyrone Parten, THS, pending background review;
Matthew Sparks, THS;
(Employment in Supplemental Positions)
Thomasville High School:  
Jack Hankins, National Board, Head Football Coach; 
Russell Stephens, Dual Sport, Assistant Football and Head Track;
Robert Carpenter, Varsity and JV Head Softball Coach, Head Middle School Football; 
Gabriel Lucy, Dual Sport, Head Varsity, JV and Middle School Boys’ Basketball Coach, and Head Soccer Coach; 
Adam Elliott, Dual Sport, Assistant Football, and Assistant Varsity Softball Coach; 
Cody Drinkard, Dual Sport, Assistant Football and Head Golf Coach;
Haley Earles, Dual Sport, Head Varsity, JV and Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach, Assistant Volleyball Coach and Assistant Soccer Coach;
Ashley Snow, Dual Sport, Head Varsity and Middle School Volleyball Coach and Assistant Girls’ Varsity, JV and Middle School Basketball Coach;
Josh Andrews, Dual Sport, Assistant Varsity Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach;
Clint Anderson, Dual Sports, Head Varsity and JV Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach;
Brian Allen, Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, Assistant JV Volleyball Coach and Assistant Boys’ Middle School Basketball Coach;
Ross Bearden, Head Middle School Baseball Coach;
Zachary Hodge, Assistant Middle School Football and Assistant Middle School Baseball Coach;
William Wilson, Assistant Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach; 
James Boyett, Band Director;
Ellen Pope, National Board;
Sandra Shamburger, Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor;
Taylor Matheson, JV Cheerleader Sponsor;
Karen Dean, Drama Sponsor;
Ashley Meadows, Scholar’s Bowl and Junior Class Sponsor;
Katherine Sparks, Yearbook Sponsor and Senior Class Sponsor;
Thomasville Middle School:
Kimberly Ramsey, National Board;
LeAnn Moore, Future Teachers of Alabama Program Advisor (2019-2020 school year);
District:
Terry Norton, Attendance Coordinator;
Barry Hendrix, Web Master;
(Voluntary Transfers)
Aundre Williams, transfer from Third Grade Teacher at TES, nine months, to Fifth Grade Teacher at Thomasville Middle School, nine months, effective the 2020-2021 school year;
Denita Hankins, transfer from Fifth Grade Teacher at TMS, nine months, to Math Coach/AMSTI, TES and TMS, nine months, effective the 2020-2021 school year;
Carol Ann Day, transfer from Instructional Aide at TES, nine months, to Instructional Aide at TMS, nine months, effective the 2020-2021 school year;
(Leave Request)
Bethany Elam, Teacher at TES, rescind Catastrophic Sick Leave, effective Aug. 10, 2020, through October 5, 2020;
April Stabler, Family Medical Leave, effective Aug. 10, 2020 through Sept. 7, 2020.
In addition, the school board voted to convene and enter into an executive session to discuss personal and professional information of an individual.