We have added several new faces to our building as we have watched faces retire, move to a new city and change to the new school during the opening of its second phase. We are pleased to announce our new faces to you, our extended family.
Mrs. Jeri Fendley will be transferring into our staff. She has been a fixture in the Scott County School system for many years. Mrs. Fendley will join our fifth grade team.
Mrs. Mary Francis Watts will be joining our staff. She comes to us after 20 years at Garth Elementary. Mrs. Watts will be transferring into our first grade team.
Mr. Kenny Johnson will be working with our special education program after being a bus driver for the school system. His calm, kind disposition is a perfect fit for our school.
Mrs. Marci Fritts-Newbury will be joining our school from Jessamine County. She will be our very first Guidance Specialist. Mrs. Fritts will be creating a program unlike anything that we have ever known here at AME.
Mrs. Lauren Turner will be joining our special education team. She comes to us from Grant County, but lives right here in Georgetown. Grant County's loss is our gain.
Mrs. Melissa Mullins will be joining our staff. She has been at Garth Elementary for many years and decided that a change was needed and chose to transfer to us. Mrs. Mullins will be joining our third grade team.
Mrs. Ashley Beckett will be working at AME this year. She is transferring to us from Eastern Elementary. Mrs. Beckett will be joining our fourth grade team.
Mrs. Marilyn Nichols will be joining our team as the new Director of the Stables Program. She comes to us from Providence Christian Academy where she was a preschool teacher.
Mrs. Katelyn McFarland will be joining us for her first full year of teaching. She joined us midyear during the last school year, but this will be her first time as a teacher of a homeroom at the beginning of the year. Mrs. McFarland will be with our fourth grade team.
Ms. Amanda Belcher is back, but gets an entire summer to plan for her classroom this year. She subbed for Mrs. O'Neal as a second grade teacher for the first month of school, and then was placed in that classroom when Mrs. O'Neal decided to retire in September. Ms. Belcher will be joining the first grade team this year.
In addition to all these new faces, we also have a couple of critical changes in the front office this year. Mrs. Ginger Miranda has moved from intervention to be our new bookkeeper. She replaces Ms. Betty Jo Wolfe who decided to retire after many years with Scott County. In addition to Ms. Wolfe's retirement, Mrs. Sue Evans decided during the last few weeks of school that she would retire as well. Mrs. Kathy Carnagie was chosen as our in house replacement for Mrs. Evans. She is a perfect fit for this position.
I know that you will love these new additions to our staff as much as we do.