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Long BoE honors retirees at meeting
Smiley Elementary School Principal David Edwards and Long County Board of Education members pose for a photo with retiring paraprofessional Charlotte Skipper, who received a plaque June 14 for her 26 years of service in the Long County School System. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Board of Education honored several retiring school system employees at its June 14 meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters recognized Charlotte Skipper, Lucille Miller, Julie Carter and Dr. Dolores Mallard for their service to the district and congratulated them on their upcoming retirements.
Miller and Carter, who were unable to attend the meeting, have each put in 25 years, and Mallard has logged 37 years.  
Skipper, a special education paraprofessional at Smiley Elementary School, attended the meeting and received a plaque and certificate for her 26 years with the school system.
Smiley Elementary teacher of the year Kim Cason, Walker Middle School teacher of the year Misty Robinette and Long County High School teacher of the year David Moore also were honored during the BoE meeting. Each received a plaque.
The board also approved the coaching staffs for each sporting team at the middle and high schools.
The Walker Middle School head coaches will be Cynthia Davis, cheerleading; Paul Austin, baseball; Dennis Pattison, softball; Darrell Mosley, soccer; Gerald Toney, boys track; Beverly Hill, girls basketball; and William Hadley, football and boys basketball.
The LCHS head coaches will be Kyle Wilson, football; Ryan Bailey, girls basketball; Brian Thomas, baseball; Jenny Alfirvo, softball; Marc Roe, golf; Nicholas Walsh, cross country; Myron Grimes, boys track; Pam Crews, cheerleading; and Deshon Brock, boys basketball and girls track.
The high school athletic director is Karen Swindell and the middle school athletic director is Darrell Mosley.
In other school system news:
• The Walker Middle School Junior BETA Club and the Long County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an identification program from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 for WMS children. The event is free, and all parents and guardians are invited to bring their children. For more information, go to
• The BoE authorized the superintendent to accept bids to hire an architect for the construction of the new high school.
• The BoE changed the July meeting from July 12 to July 19 at 6 p.m.
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