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New Staff Members For a New School Year

A new school year begins today (Thursday) at Ava R-1 Schools, and several new staff members will be there to greet the students. New personnel pictured above are (from left) front row: Kim Johnson, 1st grade; Deidre Quackenbush, 4th grade; Katy Eslinger, 7th grade science; and Leslie Martin, high school special education. Back row: Melissa Payne, middle school Title I; Scott Payne, boys’ basketball, physical education and health; Ashley Forrest, middle school math; Chris Randolph, assistant boys’ basketball coach; Steve Sanders, girls’ basketball coach and alternative school; Zach Hamby, high school English; and Kurt Lowe, high school special education aide.