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Peer coach promoted to associate principal



Marketing teacher recognized for state award

The Bellefontaine Schools Board of Education approved a promotion for a staff member at their Monday evening meeting, during which members also honored a high school teacher for her receipt of a state award.

Jennifer Salyer, who has been working in the district as a peer coach, was extended an administrative contract that begins today and continues through July 31, 2015. Her salary was set at $50,715 per year.

She has been serving in her current role coaching and mentoring teachers for two years, and she also has taught grades 1-4.

Superintendent Beth Harman said the creation of the new associate elementary school principal position was necessary to assist Principal Pat Martz with the additional requirements of teacher evaluations that have recently been implemented.

Members also honored Katie Rychener, high school marketing teacher and DECA adviser, as the recipient of the 2013 Association for Career and Technical Education Award, recognizing superior teaching, commitment to the profession and being an advocate for technology.

“Katie gives 100 percent of her time and talent,” retired gifted educator Debbie Ellis said during a presentation about the ACTE award. “She comes to us from the private sector, and we are very privileged to have her here in our community.

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