Local school personnel changes

The following are the most recent personnel decisions approved by the boards of education for both the Franklin County and Russellville City School Systems:



• Melissa Cox, transfer from Belgreen Elementary Teacher to Belgreen School Librarian

• Laura Guidry, transfer from Special Education Aide at Belgreen School to Elementary Teacher at Belgreen School

• Joslyn Garrison, transfer from English Teacher at Tharptown High School to Family Consumer Science Teacher at Phil Campbell High School

• Ashley Grimes, transfer from Pre – K Teacher Aide at East Franklin Junior High School to Pre – K Lead Teacher – Tharptown Elementary School

• Shea Miller, transfer from Elementary Teacher at Red Bay School to Pre – K Lead Teacher at Vina School


• John Ritter, History/Physical Education Teacher, Red Bay High School, effective May 23, 2014; Head Football Coach/Boys Track Coach, Red Bay High School, effective May 20, 2014

• Marion Beasley, Band Director – Vina High School, effective May 23, 2014

• Jamie Oliver, Elementary Teacher – Phil Campbell Elementary School, effective June 16, 2014

• Jon McKinney, Instructional Aide – Belgreen High School

Resignation in Supplement

• Cassie Wisdom, Head Softball Coach – Vina High School

• Angie Bolton, Assistant Softball Coach – Vina High School

• James Pharr, Head Football Coach – Vina High School, effective end of 2013-2014 School Year

• Paula Jackson, Cheerleading Sponsor – Vina High School

• Bennie Guin, Assistant Football Coach – Vina High School


• Michael Murray, bus mechanic effective June 23, 2014

• Michael Jackson, Social Studies Teacher/Head Football Coach – Red Bay High School

• Richard Maggerise, Social Studies Teacher/Head Baseball – Red Bay High School

• Sharon Sparks, Guidance counselor – Vina High School

• Mitzie Posey, General Science Teacher – Phil Campbell High School

• Monica Elliott, Pre – K Auxiliary Teacher – Tharptown Elementary School

• Jeff Madden, Full Time Assistant Principal – Red Bay High School

• Jonathan Grimes, Math Teacher – Phil Campbell High School

• LeeAnn Moore, Math Teacher/Coaching Duties – Vina High School

• Jonathan Hill, Band Director/Music Teacher half-time at Vina High School half-time at Tharptown High School

Principal Contract Renewals

• Myra Frederick, Principal – Belgreen High School (Five Year Contract at present rate of pay)

• Kenny Sparks, Principal – Red Bay High School (Five Year Contract at present rate of pay)


• Kay R. Taylor, History Teacher – Belgreen School, effective September 1, 2014



Retirement in Position

• Nancy Cooper, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Counselor, RES; effective May 31, 2014

Resignation in Position

• Kim Wright, Counselor, RHS; effective June 11, 2014

Transfer in Position

• Tara Vincent, from Kindergarten Teacher to First Grade Teacher, WES

• Monica Moon, from First Grade Teacher to Instructional Technology Facilitator, WES

• Tonya Lawler, from CNP Worker at RES to SPE Aide w/ CDL

Temporary Employment in Position

• Stephanie Hudson, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, RMS; August 27 – September 30, 2014

Leave of Absence

• Carly Hellums, SPE Teacher, WES; September 2-18, 2014

Employment in Position

• Kimberly McCulloch, Secretary, RES

• Mallory Garrison, Math Teacher, RHS

• Angela Malone, Secretary/Bookkeeper, RHS; effective July 1, 2014

• Nancy Hillman, At-Risk Teacher (part-time less than 20 hours per week), RMS

Reemployment – Contract Principal – Three-Year Contract

• Chris James, Principal, WES

Reemployment – Contract Superintendent – One-Year Contract

• Rex Mayfield, Superintendent, RCS


• Stephanie Hudson

• Jeffrey Cash

• Isabel Ambrosio

Volunteers – RMS Football 2014-15 Season

• Jeffrey Whitten

• Chase Gilmer


PHOTOS: Red Bay Founder’s Fest


Third generation stonecutter takes pride in continuing legacy

Franklin County

Meet current group of Franklin County Junior Leaders

Franklin County

State issues fire alert


PHOTOS: Roxy holds cruise-in events in downtown Russellville


PHOTOS: Tharptown senior homecoming representatives take court


Phil Campbell, Red Bay FFA place at North Alabama State Fair


BTCPA announces auditions for first production of season


RCS Education Foundation honors excellence


Downtown Russellville Collective receives grant to further efforts

Franklin County

NWSCC sees fall enrollment continue to rise


AlmostBama show raises money for Place of Grace Sept. 23


Roxy holds Cruise-In

Franklin County

Political announcement: Doug Aaron announces run for county commission seat 

Franklin County

TVA plans to invest $15 billion over next three years

Franklin County

Alabama Young Farmers vie for top titles


RHS ranks 18th on best Alabama high schools list


Downtown Russellville Collective receives statewide recognition at Main Street Alabama conference

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Franklin County celebrates Watermelon Festival

Franklin County

Chamber names watermelon winners

Franklin County

NWSCC hosts Run for Reading 5K, Family Fun Run on Sept. 16

Franklin County

New law prohibits smoking, vaping in vehicles with children


Phil Campbell, Tharptown tune-up for openers

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Franklin County Watermelon Festival