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School board meets Tuesday

by Merrie Leininger

The Douglas County School board will vote on personnel recommendations that will to fill all remaining administration vacancies. The meeting is Tuesday at Kingsbury Middle School.

Thomas Morgan has been recommended to join Vice Principal Susan Baldwin and Principal Bev Jeans at Douglas High School. The vacancy was created when former DHS Vice Principal John Carlson accepted a vice principal position at Carson Valley Middle School.

Morgan was hired by the district in 1988 as a special education aide. Later that year he was hired as a geography, history and photography teacher at CVMS. Since 1994, he has taught geography and history at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. He also was an advisor to the student council and National Junior Honor Society.

Morgan has a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno.

The board will also consider the appointment of Robbin Pedrett to a one-year interim position as vice principal at PWLMS, replacing Rita Elliott, who is now the interim Principal at CVMS.

Pedrett graduated from DHS in 1971. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education and her master’s in educational leadership from UNR.

Pedrett began teaching in Churchill County in 1975. In 1980, she taught P.E., health and math at George Whittell High School.

She taught at DHS from 1987 to 1994 and has taught physical education and health and coached at PWLMS since 1994.

The board will also vote on the appointment of David Pyle to a vice principal position at CVMS. Pyle taught in his home state of Montana before teaching technology and coaching boys basketball at CVMS in 1989. In 1994, he began working in the Professional Development Center.

The board will also hear a report on the administration retreat from Roy Casey, assistant superintendent of education services and a report on SAT/ACT results from Janice Florey, coordinator of assessments, grants and projects.