12 get tenure in Johnstown

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Some of the Greater Johnstown School District’s 12 staff and faculty receiving tenure stand to be recognized during the Board of Education meeting Wednesday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education granted tenure to 12 district personnel, mostly teachers, Wednesday night at Johnstown High School.

“They’re exceptional tenure candidates,” said board President Kathryn Zajicek.

She and board vice president Evamarie Mraz congratulated the staff — two district administrators, nine teachers and one teaching assistant — on being granted tenure. About half were present at the meeting and were recognized with an ovation.

Zajicek noted there were many more candidates receiving tenure this year than in past years.

District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn said Monday that granting of tenure to staff and faculty represents the end of a probationary process, and affords newly-tenured personnel certain rights and protections in their employment situations.

Receiving tenure were:

∫Warren Street Elementary School Principal Nicole Lent. She was appointed on Oct. 14, 2014. She holds a professional state certificate to serve in the area of school building leader. Her probationary period expires Oct. 13.

∫Sara Lewis, director of special education, pupil services and special programs. She was appointed on Aug. 4, 2014. She holds a professional state-certificate to serve in the area of school district administrator. Her probationary period expires Aug. 3.

∫Elementary teacher Emily Cox. She was appointed on July 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires June 30.

∫Special education teacher Julie Rogers. She was appointed on July 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires June 30.

∫Brittany Bryant, speech teacher. She was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires Aug. 31.

∫Alison Dubray, special education teacher. She was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires Aug. 31.

∫Rachel Harrington, elementary teacher. She was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires Aug. 31.

∫Elif Ipek-Nobles, mathematics teacher. She was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires Aug. 31.

∫Jamie Kohout, mathematics teacher. He was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. His probationary period expires Aug. 31.

∫Gary Osarczuk, science teacher. He was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. His probationary period expires Aug. 31.

∫Kimberly Preston, elementary teacher. She was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires Sept. 1.

∫Jannette Chamberlain, teaching assistant. She was appointed on Sept. 1, 2014. Her probationary period expires Sept. 2.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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