Nashville School Board names math coach


    The Nashville School Board voted Aug. 31 to hire Dr. Bernie Hellums of Nashville as the district’s math coach. She will work with math teachers in grades K-12 to improve student achievement.

    Dr. Hellums will work on a one-quarter contract for the 2016-17 academic year, amounting to 45 days.

    She holds a position with Henderson State University and will be “sharing time with HSU,” Superintendent Doug Graham said.

    Dr. Hellums is a former Nashville math and AP Biology teacher. She has taught at HSU and Ouachita Baptist University and was superintendent at Murfreesboro.

    Her hiring came during a brief special meeting of the Nashville board.

    In other action, board members accepted the resignation of Tony Horn from maintenance, effective Sept. 9.

    The board approved a $56,000 change order for work at Scrapper Stadium. The order incldes the district’s share of the band stand, the press box on the visitors side, and a sidewalk at the stadium and another west of the high school building.

    Graham reminded board members that the district’s annual report to the public will be Sept. 19.

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