All but two administrators offered new contracts

CONTRACTS were extended to all administrators Tuesday except for Washington Middle School Principal Arthur Anderson and WMS?Assistant Principal Elizabeth Heinlen.

The Grady County Board of Education took action Tuesday night that could signal a significant shakeup in the administration of one local school.
Without discussion or debate during the public meeting this week, the board unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Tommy Pharis’ personnel recommendations.
A closer examination of the superintendent’s recommendations indicates that contracts are not being recommended for Washington Middle School Principal Arthur Anderson and Washington Middle School Assistant Principal Elizabeth Heinlen.
All other current school principals, assistant principals and central office administrators were recommended to be offered contracts for 2009-2010 school year.
The only Washington Middle School administrator recommended Tuesday night was Washington Middle School Assistant Principal Gary Keve.
Following the board meeting the superintendent was vague in regards to his recommendation.
“At this time all I am going to say is that additional recommendations and/or transfers are pending,” Dr. Pharis said.
Anderson has served as the principal of WMS since July 1, 2001 and has been employed by the school system since 1972.
Ms. Heinlen has served as assistant principal of WMS since August, 2001 and has been employed by the public school system since 1977.
In other personnel matters Tuesday night, the board:
Accepted the resignation of Denise White, teacher at Cairo High School.
Approved the retirements of Brenda Diane Sellers – bus driver; and Pam Mason – teacher at Cairo High School.
Approved the termination of Washington Middle School paraprofessional Michelle Ligouri.

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