Coach Garner is Recognized as ‘Game Changer’ by Board of Education

Oak Glen Softball Coach Sherri Garner was recognized by the Hancock County Board of Education as a Game Changer at Monday night’s meeting. Garner, who was recently named AA Coach of the Year by the WV SSAC. Superintendent Dan Enich said Garner, an Oak Glen graduate who has spent her coaching and counseling career at Oak Glen, is a force that turns negatives into positives.

“Sherrie is a person who goes above and beyond and genuinely cares about every student and staff member at Oak Glen,” said Enich.

In other business, the Board:

** Heard a report on Tech to Lead Summit Weir High educators will be attending. She said that 35%of Hancock County’s graduate attend college or technical school after graduation which means that 65% go into the workforce. The program, Rise Up, would provide certification for those entering the workforce;

**Assigned Pamela Mendrick as a substitute teacher countywide and Joy Schoolcraft as substitute school nurse countywide;

**Assigned the following sponsors: WEIR HIGH – GAA – Megan Heupp, Theater Director, Corey Miller; OGMS – Yearbook – Mary Lou Martindill, NJHS – Rachael Hartley; WMS – NJHS – Alyssa Rocchio;

**Made the following coaching assignments: OAK GLEN HIGH – Bonnie Wiley, head swimming; OGMS – Adam David, head girls’ basketball, Scott Little – assistant girls’ basketball; WMS – Scott Cook – assistant boys’ basketball; WEIR HIGH -John Leary – head softball;

**Named Jennifer Hardy, OGMS, and Rachael Jenkins, Oak Glen High, as mentors;

**Approved administrative release for Kaitly Bilak as a Supervisory Aide II-IV, Weirton Elementary;

**Approved the resignations of Elizabeth Lundberg, custodian II, Oak Glen High, and Beth Freas, Cook II, Weirton Elementary;

**Approved a transfer for Monica Boring from substitute aide to Supervisory Aide II-IV AM, Weirton Elementary;

**Approved an overnight trip for Oak Glen High ECCAT students to Charleston for the WV Educators Rising Fall Conference;

**Agreed to place the amended Wellness Policy out for 30-day comment.