Gresla to retire as varsity swim coach
In one of several personnel decisions made on Tuesday evening, the board approved the resignation of long-time South Adams varsity swim coach Janelle Gresla. She has been head coach for 25 years.
Gresla coached several state qualifying swimmers and relays, and headed the only two sectional championship teams in South Adams girls’ swimming history, winning back-to-back titles in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
The board also approved the retirements of Sheri Cook and Sharon Wheeler. Cook is a seventh grade Language Arts teacher and has taught for over 40 years. Wheeler is a first grade teacher and has been a teacher for 36 years, 32 of those years at South Adams.
Betsy Minnich, a fifth grade teacher was approved for FMLA leave from approximately August 11 to November 6, and Caleb Armenta was approved as an assistant baseball coach.
Upon the recommendation of superintendent Scott Litwiller, the board approved the summer school classes for 2014. South Adams will be offering IREAD summer sessions for third graders who did not pass the IREAD test and who are facing mandatory retention if they do not pass the June IREAD test, Jump Start Remediation in July and August for those going into the first grade through the ninth grade, and Wilson Reading for those going into third grade through eighth grade. This class will be small group instruction for those with learning disabilities.
In the high school, there will be Algebra I Remediation and Credit Recovery, Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement, Summer Band, and Supervised Ag Experience. They also approved the Migrant Fall Extension for migrant students grades K-12. The details of this class will all depend on when the migrants arrive. The principals will now post the positions online so teachers can start being hired to fill these positions.
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