by Carolina Brown
The Ridgway School Board approved seven new hires and one transfer at a board meeting last Thursday, leaving two teaching positions, a paraprofessional position and the Secondary School principal role still to be filled.
The seven hires are mostly for the elementary school and include paraprofessionals and classroom teachers. The transfer is fourth grade teacher Krista Javoronok, who will become the elementary P.E. teacher and the district’s outdoor experiential education logistical coordinator.
This shift will free up the current elementary P.E. teacher, who is also the math interventionist, to devote much more time to helping students who need additional help with math, which has been a goal of the board throughout this past school year. The shift will also provide more time for math enrichment for higher achievers.
Superintendent Susan Lacy said the hiring process for a new secondary principal is going well and interviews are ongoing. She reported over 35 staff, students and parents were able to participate in interviews, tours and lunch with candidates for the job on May 20.
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