Personnel changes OK’d by school board


Coach Rick Puente, the Big Nine Coach of the Year, was honored last night along with the Sunnyside High School girls basketball team, which went to the State tournament this year.

Thursday night, the Sunnyside School Board of Education approved the hiring of Eva Gonzalez as a para educator at Pioneer Elementary School; Sara Thomas as a trainer; Sandra Benitez, Cheryl Engel, Dawn Grigsby-Canales, Enrique Puente, Brigid Smith, Gabriel Tobias, Britney Voight and Karen Walker as before/after school teachers at Sierra Vista; Daniel Licona as assistant boys soccer coach at Sunnyside High School; Gilbert Briones as assistant baseball coach at SHS; Jonathan Knight as assistant track coach at SHS; and Juana Juarez and Sherry Castilleja as substitute secretaries.

The board also approved the hiring of Mara Zieske as a media specialist, Emily Rittenhouse as a LAC teacher and Frank Mendez as a bus driver for the next school year.

The board also approved the resignations of Rodney Coder as an event custodian and Suzanne Lockman as a kindergarten teacher.

The retirement requests of Sharrie Stevens as a para educator, Kristi Rhodes-Land as a LAC teacher, Judy Stone as a third grade teacher, Graciela Bravo-Black as a high school teacher, Susan Clift as a cook and Henry Ebbelaar as a bus driver were also approved last night by the board.


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