Board hires new Woodward principal


Malany

The Delaware Board of Education approved hiring a number of new staff members at its meeting Monday, including a new principal at Woodward Elementary School.

The board approved appointing Ryan Malany as principal at Woodward. Malany will replace Jill Elliot who resigned last month to take a position as curriculum coordinator at Gahanna Schools, according to school officials.

Malany is currently the principal at Arcanum-Butler Elementary School in the Arcanum-Butler Local School District in Springfield, Ohio.

Malany will earn $86,402 for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year and will start at Woodward on July 13.

The board also accepted the resignations of two teachers, Emily Griffith, a third-grade teacher at Schultz Elementary, and Megan Luchene, a first-grade teacher at Woodward Elementary.

The resignation of Cheryl Folk, an executive administrative assistant, was also approved.

The board approved several hires, including:

• Aaron Cook as director of secondary curriculum and assessment at a salary of $107,835 for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.

• Joe Uher as director of elementary curriculum and assessment at a salary of $97,183 for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.

• Heather Smith as a guidance counselor at Hayes High School at an annual salary of $40,192.

• Sarah Fisher as a kindergarten teacher at Schultz Elementary at an annual salary of $44,266.

• Stephanie Haynes as a third-grade teacher at Schultz at an annual salary of $46,806.

• Jenny Marshall as a fifth-grade teacher at Willis Intermediate School at an annual salary of $42,228.

• Abigail Wimbiscus as a music teacher at Willis at an annual salary of $36,539.

• Allison Reed as an intervention specialist at Dempsey Middle School at an annual salary of $41,175.

The board approved hiring 23 classified substitutes for the 2015-16 school year and several summer school teachers.

The board also approved the Dempsey eighth-grade trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. The trip will take place May 9-13 next year.

The board approved a Hayes High School biology trip to Andros Island in the Bahamas. The trip will begin Thursday and end July 2.

The board also approved the seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls tennis programs at Dempsey Middle.