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Highlands School Board approves new hires, resignations

Brian C. Rittmeyer

Highlands School Board has approved several personnel moves ahead of the start of the new school year.

The board hired three people:

• Drew Karpen has been approved as the district’s new athletic and transportation director, retroactive to July 22. His salary was set at $65,000.

• Theresa Bargh was approved as a full-year, long-term substitute speech and language pathologist, starting on Aug. 26. Her salary was set at $48,500.

• Jennifer Wofford was hired as an accounts payable secretary in the business office, effective July 29. She’ll be paid $16.70 per hour.

Michele Bloch was renewed as the school board’s secretary until June 30, 2020, for which she receives a $10,000 stipend.

Chrisanne Clink was transferred into an open custodial position at Highlands Early Childhood Center, effective July 31. She’ll be paid $22.90 per hour.

The board accepted two retirements:

• Tina Gearhard retired as a paraprofessional from Highlands Early Childhood Center, effective June 7.

• Kimberly Griffith retired as a custodian from Highlands Support Center, effective Aug. 1.

The board accepted four resignations:

• Rachel Trusik resigned as a paraprofessional at Highlands Elementary School, effective July 30.

• Danielle Britton is resigning as home and school visitor and attendance officer, effective Sept. 13.

• Lindsay Cable is resigned as a seventh grade English teacher at Highlands Middle School, effective Aug. 6.

• Christina Kurtz is resigned as a computer teacher at Highlands Middle School, effective Aug. 13.

Highlands students return to classes on Aug. 29.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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