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Grand Island School Board welcomes new staff members

Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
By Travis LeFevre
On Monday, the Grand Island School Board held its regular meeting in the Professional Development room at Grand Island High School. Among other agenda items, the School Board welcomed seven new members to its staff.
•Melissa Pitek is a newly hired speech language teacher. She's spent a number of years with Aspire and eight years as a speech teacher in Alabama. She is a graduate of Grand Island Schools.
•Gabrielle Hine as an integrated co-teacher in special education. She has spent two years at Maritime Charter School in Buffalo.
•George Smith is the newest member of the technology department. He was a long-term substitute for Grand Island and student taught during the 2017-18 school year. He has assisted with the school's tech club and is an Island resident. He has served for 23 years in the Air Force as an aircraft maintenance technician and aircraft maintenance instructor.
•Susan Wolcott will take the role of the title one math specialist at Kaegebein. She is a graduate of Buffalo State College and has been in charge of the Kindness Project.
•Felicia Pallaci will begin working at Kaegebein, as well. She is a graduate of Niagara University and was recently part of the faculty through BOCES.
•Jaclyn Miller will begin as a Huth Road special education teacher. She has been with the middle school for three years.
•Dr. Rubie Harris was appointed the new assistant superintendent of business and finance. Formerly the director of business and finance at Tonawanda City Schools, she has two master's degrees and a doctorate in leadership and policy. She will succeed Richard Hitzges, the interim assistant superintendent of business and finance.

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