New Teachers at Ava R-1

Some new faces, as well as some familiar ones, will be starting the school in new-teacher positions today. Pictured from left are: Casey Merrifield, alternative school director; Riley Jenkins, high school social studies; April Britt, 5th grade; Kendra Shelton, biology; Rebecca Perkins, vocational agriculture; John Johnson, high school special education; Brad Clevenhagen, chemistry; Garrett Baird, ISS supervisor; Mike Mallow, high school physical education and head boys’ basketball coach; and Lacy Roberts, middle school special education. Not pictured is Jennifer (Richards) Pitts, elementary special education para-professional and assistant girls’ basketball coach.