In closed session Monday night at Smith-Cotton High School, the Sedalia 200 School Board approved several personnel changes for next school year.

Becky Brownfield, business teacher at Smith-Cotton High School, will become the curriculum director for grades 6 through 12, while Devon Gilmore, instructional coach at Washington Elementary School, will become the curriculum director for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

The current Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Carla Wheeler, is retiring at the end of the current school year and the position was divided to allow more specialized attention, according to Sedalia 200.

Chad Harter will go from math teacher at Smith-Cotton High to junior high and high school math instructional coach.

Alicia Maggert, will move from English language arts teacher and yearbook advisor at the high school, to junior high and high school ELA instructional coach.

Bob Satnan, the high school journalism teacher and communications director is moving to full-time communications director. Sedalia 200 says that Satnan will continue to oversee the Rookie Reporters program with the Sedalia Democrat and the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The school board also accepted the retirements of Pat Sturges, director of the district’s Health Services, and Melvin Mullins, security officer at Smith-Cotton High School.

Assistant Superintendent Steve Tripplett will become the new Sedalia 200 Superintendent on July 1, following the retirement of Brad Pollitt.

As a reminder, the Smith-Cotton High School graduation ceremony will place in the Mathewson Exhibition Center on Saturday, May 19.

Kurt Parsons