Staff shakeups reported at C-P CISD 
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Dec. 27, 2006 - When the second semester of the school year begins next week, students and staff at Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will notice several administrative changes.

Superintendent Bryan Neal, in a letter to parents, students and community members on Dec. 20, announced the four changes for key administrators, which in turn affected at least 11 school employees and at least three room designations.

"Such changes in staffing are intended to be positive moves to enhance the district's financial position and strengthen its position to meet the needs of students," Neal wrote in the letter. 

"There were some administrative reorganizations. One person got a promotion, someone who has been doing a great job. There were other lateral moves. We're trying to make things efficient," Neal said Wednesday morning.

The changes eliminated the junior high principal position, currently held by Lydia Walden, who was promoted from junior high principal to director of special education and food services. Beginning Jan. 2,  Walden will work out of Room 111 under the supervision of Sandy Billodeau, assistant superintendent of special programs. Billodeau has been heading the special education department in addition to other duties.

High School Principal Jeanne Lay has been renamed as secondary education principal, and athletic director Joe Ryzman has been relieved of all of his athletic duties, except powerlifting coach, and has been reassigned as assistant secondary principal, under the supervision of Lay. Ryzman will supervise Sherry Mabe, who is being assigned as junior high principal. A new athletic director will be selected in late spring.

Margaret Anderson has been designated special education secretary, and will function in the special education office under Walden's supervision. Phyllis Monk has been reassigned as food service secretary in the new kitchen, under the supervision of Walden.

Jackie Russell, currently director of operations, has been reassigned as the assistant elementary principal. Kay Chance will continue to be the elementary principal and will supervise Russell.

The administrative shake-up requires relocation of several offices, as well. Walden and the special education/food services office will now be in room 111. Billodeau will be moving to room 100, as will Danetta Carpenter, who will also use 100B in the main junior high hallway as a filing storage closet. Trish Sellers will move to the special education department, where Billodeau was located prior to the Christmas break. Sherri Tate will be in room 200B, and Carolyn Mobley, who was the director of the cafeteria, will be in the kitchen office in the old kitchen.

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