The Mingo County Board of Education approved these personnel moves at it regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

New Employment or transfer into existing position

Kristin Huddle teacher/grade 4 MK8 to teacher/Title 1 MK8 (effective July 1, 2019)

New Employment:

Bruce Jonathan Gibson teacher /health and PE BK8 (effective July 1, 2019)


Diana Lynn Compton teacher/English TVHS (effective June 30, 2019), Sarah E. Chapman teacher/grade 1 WK8 (effective June 5, 2019)

Request for leave of absence

Butler E. Newsome teacher/grade 4 BK8 (effective May 29, 2019), Marsha Bays teacher/special education MK8 (effective May 29, 2019), Samantha Dotson teacher/special education MK8 (effective May 16, 2019 through May 30, 2019), Rhonda Williamson teacher/social studies MCHS (effective April 24, 2019, and May 14, 2019), Robin Ellis teacher/English MCHS (effective May 20, 2019 through May 22, 2019 and May 2, 2019 through May 4, 2019)


Georgia Ann Brown teacher/special education GK8 (effective May 30, 2019)


Shirley Mounts transfer of teacher/special education BK8 to teacher/special education LK8 (effective July 1, 2019) (need for reassignment/transfer no longer exists) (from April 2, 2019 board meeting); Shayla Hatfield reassign or transfer teacher grade 3 GK8/grade 4 DES (effective July 1, 2019) (need for reassignment/transfer no longer exists) (from April 2, 2019 board meeting)

Abolish position

Teacher/kindergarten WK8 (effective for the 2019-20 school year), teacher/family and consumer science MCHS (effective for the 2019-20 school year)

Extracurricular assignments, new for 2019-20 school year

New employment:

Kevin Baisden assistant boys' basketball coach MCHS (pending certification) (effective June 12, 2019) (zero compensation), Bruce Johnathan Gibson coach, boys soccer BK8 (effective July 1, 2019), Jacob Staton coach, baseball MK8 (effective June 12, 2019), Owen Hinkle coach football KK8 (pending certification) (effective June 12, 2019), Phillip Nathaniel Mitchell coach, cross country MCHS (effective June 12, 2019), William Arthur Deskins assistant football coach LK8 (effective June 12, 2019) (pending certification) (zero comp), Ricky Nelson II assistant football LK8 (effective June 12, 2019) (pending certification) (zero comp), Joshua Endicott assistant football coach GK8 (effective June 12, 2019) (zero comp)


Richard Powers coach girls' soccer BK8 (effective June 4, 2019), Shawn Ward assistant coach soccer GK8 (effective May 31, 2019), Ricky Ferris assistant coach boys' basketball TVHS (effective April 15, 2019)


Ronald Blankenship resignation as assistant coach boys' basketball TVHS (effective April 15, 2019) (from May 21, 2019 board meeting)

Service personnel, new employment into existing position

Jonathan Duty substitute mechanic MCs (effective June 12, 2019)

New employment or transfer into existing position:

Teresa Bevins from executive secretary transportation to MCS to coordinator of school support services MCS (effective July 1, 2019), Crystal Canterbury reclassify secretary II MELC to executive secretary MELC (effective July 1, 2019), and Marty Copley bus operator Tug Valley area to bus operator Williamson area (effective July 1, 2019)

Request for Leave of Absence

Lisa Cottle aide/autism mentor MCHS (effective May 2, 2019), Andrea Mounts bus operator Gilbert area (May 16, 2019), Cheryl Wolford ECCAT BK8 (May 5, 2019), Sara Chapman ECCAT Itin. (BK8) (May 2, 2019 and May 3, 2019), Karen Curry aide/autism mentor MCHS (May 29, 2019), Teddy May mechanic MCS (effective June 10, 2019 through June 28, 2019).