Some new faces are now officially part of the Big Rapids Public School system.
The BRPS Board of Education approved seven new hires and/or promotions during Monday's meeting.
Superintendent Tim Haist says the new school year is looking good for both students and staff.
“We've had a great summer of hires. I feel like we have a very strong team. We've been able to hire people with great experience, very dedicated to our students, and I'm looking forward to having them be a part of our team.”
And, he says, the seven people approved at the meeting were just a fraction of those added to BRPS.
“Over the course of the summer we've hired over 20 people. We have a couple more para-pro positions that we are still working to fill but we're hopeful we'll have those filled by the end of the week.”
Those approved by the board on Monday include:
High School Guidance Counselor Heather Woodworth
High School Physical Education Teacher Josh Easler
Middle School Math Interventionist Brandon Bennett
Middle School Special Education Teacher Michelle Flachs
Elementary Music Teacher Jeanna Lamar
Elementary Specials Teacher Megan O'Hara
High School Assistant Principle Joshua Bull