VINE GROVE, KY- With all of the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming return to in-person instruction, it’s good news for Alton that all new-hire teachers were approved last month by the school’s Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council. As of right now, JTA is fully staffed for the 2020-21 school year, and in this class of teachers are a couple of familiar faces to JTA and Trojan Nation.
“I’m feeling very confident about this faculty,” said Principal Kevin Estes, “We have a great community of teachers up here, and I’m feeling very good about the ones we’ve added to our family this year.”
Returning to JTA this year are former Alton faculty members Kevin Kolander and Cyndi Murray. Mr. Kolander will be returning to his first classroom at JTA on the 6th Grade floor teaching English Language Arts, while Mrs. Murray, who also assists on the Girls Basketball staff at JTA, will be returning to the 7th Grade floor to teach Science.
Joining the Alton family from West Point, alongside his students, will be Micheal Bell. Resultant of the merger between Hardin County and West Point Independent, Mr. Bell will be moving into his new classroom on the 6th Grade floor to teach Math.
In addition to these, the SBDM Council approved the following new hires:
Trisha Adkisson, 7th Grade Special Education Teacher
Cynthia Baker, Art Teacher
Miranda Bray, 8th Grade Social Studies and English Language Arts Teacher
Ben Edwards, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Rachel Witten, 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher