Springfield Board of Education: James Zabinski New Walton PTA President and Personnel Actions

New Walton Principal Adrianna Coppola and Superintendent Michael Davino Credits: Chip Dickson
Superintendent Michael Davino presenting during Board of Education meeting Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - During the Board of Education meeting, James Zabinski of 56 Lyons Place introduced himself to the board as the new president of the Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Education Center Parent-Teacher Association.

Zabinski also announced that Walton School would be the scene of a “Meet and Greet” with newly-appointed Walton principal Adriana B. Coppola on Tuesday, August 15.

Among personnel actions approved by the school body at Monday’s meeting were the appointment of Matt Paige as a replacement first grade teacher at Walton at a salary of $54,825 and the appointment of Linda Reich as a leave replacement teacher at Walton at a salary of $59,559.

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Also approved were the hiring of Sarah Griffin as head gymnastics coach at a stipend of $7,360 for the 2017-2018 school year and the resignations of Beth Elmo as a first grade teacher at Walton and Heather Keith as a special education teacher at Thelma L. Sandmeier School.

The board also accepted the resignation of assistant high school volleyball coach Kate Ferris.

Jaime Rutkowski was approved for stipends of $3,560 as head fall cheerleading coach and $4,042 as head winter cheerleading coach, both for the 2017-2018 school year at the high school.

Superintendent of schools Michael A. Davino announced that the township’s principals would receive the results of the latest PAARC test evaluations a few days after Monday’s school board meeting and the results should be made available to the public a few days after that.

School business administrator Matthew Clarke announced that incumbent board member Marc Miller and Kristy Rubin of 47 Skylark Road were the only two candidates to submit petitions to run for the board in the November election.

One position remains vacant.  It can be filled by a write-in candidate in the November election.

The two school body members not seeking new terms are Elissa Zylbershlag and Steven Wolcott.

The next board of education meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school Media Center.

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