The Roanoke City School Board called a meeting Tuesday morning to approve a series of personnel changes for the upcoming school year.

Superintendent Chuck Marcum noted the board prefers to limit its called meetings, but recent difficulties in filling open positions have created the need for the board to act as soon as the proper candidates are identified.

In its only official action at the brief meeting Tuesday the board approved the following personnel changes:

  • The resignations of Handley High School special education teacher Rickey Pulliam and Handley Middle School P.E. teacher and assistant football coach James McMurray.
  • The hiring of Olivia Romohr and Taylor Striblin as second-grade teachers at Knight-Enloe Elementary School.
  • The hiring of Imelda Burgess as a child nutrition worker at Handley Middle School.
  • The hiring of Keny Briskey as ISS aide at Handley Middle School.
  • The hiring of Maggie Wright as ISS aide at Handley High School.
  • The transfer of Linda Crim from her position as supervisor of alternative sciences for the entire school system to at-risk coordinator/assistant principal at Knight-Enloe.

Marcum also added that several positions remain to be filled, most notably a band director for Handley High School.

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