Gaylesville Football Field Named

During the regular session of the Cherokee County Board of Education on Wednesday, October 5, the Board adopted a resolution naming the football field at Gaylesville School as Roy Knapp Sr Field in honor of the late Coach Knapp.  His son, Roy Knapp Jr and his wife, were present to accept a copy of the resolution honoring his dad. A copy of that resolution is attached which outlines Coach Knapp’s accomplishments and honors.

Other actions taken during the meeting: approved an agreement with Pitney Bowes for the Career and Tech Center, approved a contract with Glenwood, Inc., and declared a china cabinet at Sand Rock School as surplus property, and approved professional development.

The Personnel Action Sheet was approved which contained Retirement, Resignation, Transfer, Placement, and Supplement:

A. Retirement

John Hale, Bus Shop Head Mechanic/Foreman – 25 Years of Service in Cherokee County -Effective: January 1, 2023


B. Resignation

Christy Royer, CNP Worker at Sand Rock School – Effective: August 26, 2022


C. Classified Transfer by Agreement

Tracy Pruitt from McKinney Vento Liaison to Pre-Employment Transition Specialist – Effective:October 6, 2022 – Pending School Bus Driving Certification


D. Classified Placement

Heather Whorton, County-wide Preschool SPE Paraprofessional – Effective: October 13, 2022


F. 2022-2023 New Substitutes

1. Christy Agan

2. Lisa Anderson

3. Craig Anderson

4. Desiree Andrews

5. Jada Blankenship

6. Madison Brooke Coley

7. Kevin Daniel

8. Shelly Elkins

9. Casey Holcomb

10. Chasidy Kirk

11. Anne Miller (pending reinstatement of professional certificate)

12. Selena Moat

13. Ashley Parris

14. Sarah Poss

15. Colby Pruitt

16. Kirstin Paige Rogers

17. Courtney Rowe

18. Kimberley Trail

19. Francis Wiggins


Contract Positions Approved:

  • Allison Rogers, Title Tutor October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023 $27.50 an hour (BoardEmployee)
  • Laura Oliver, Elementary RTI Reading Tutor at Sand Rock School – October 1, 2022 – September30, 2023 – $27.50 an hour (Non-Employee)
  • Selena Moat, Extended Leave – Temporary Contract at Spring Garden School – Effective:October 10, 2022


H. Leaves of Absence

Kelsey HIlliard, Teacher at Cedar Bluff School

Tracie Chasteen, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Centre Elementary School

Mallory McGinnis, Teacher at Spring Garden School

Ann Welsh, Special Education Teacher at Spring Garden School

Job Postings Were Approved:



At Large Extended Leave Temporary Contract – Elementary Teacher Cedar Bluff School 10/3/2022 10/10/2022
At Large Secondary RTI Instructional Tutor Sand Rock School *9/14/22 Until Filled
At Large Extended Leave Temporary Contract – Special Ed Teacher Spring Garden School 10/5/2022 10/11/2022
At Large McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison – Tentative Posting Central Office 10/3/2022 10/10/2022
At Large Head Mechanic/Shop Foreman Transportation Department 10/5/2022 10/11/2022
At Large Certified Mechanic – Tentative Posting Transportation Department 10/5/2022 10/11/2022



GV FB Field-Naming Resolution, BOE -3
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