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New Roles for Veteran Staff
New Roles for Veteran Staff
Jim Moxley
Friday, September 28, 2018

Two veteran staff members at Fisher Grade School have taken on new roles this school year.  After 22 years of faithful service, Secretary, Kathy Reynolds retired.  Moving into that role is Tricia Schwing who had been a Teacher Aide for the past 13 years.  Principal, Jim Moxley, reported “Tricia has some big shoes to fill as Mrs. Reynolds was a great resource in our school office.  She could answer any question, fix any piece of office equipment, get interrupted a thousand times a day and still get her work done.  Tricia too exhibits the same skills.  What she doesn’t already know, she finds a way to figure it out. She is showing that she is a great trouble-shooter and problem-solver.  I believe Fisher Grade School is very lucky to have Mrs. Schwing as our new Secretary.  We will be in good hands for years to come.”

Likewise, due to the upcoming retirement of Technology Director, Scott Williams, former 6th Grade Math/Science Teacher, Brian Vincent is moving from the classroom into the Technology Department.  Mr. Moxley reports, “He too has big shoes to fill as Mr. Williams has the huge job of managing all the hardware, software and technology infrastructure for both school buildings.  We have computers, ipads, Smartboards,  printers, projectors, servers, firewalls and so on that are all managed by one man.  It is a really big job, but I know Mr. Vincent is up to the task.  Mr. Vincent was the very first person that I hired 19 years ago.  He has been great in the classroom, so I’m confident he will shine as our new Technology Director as well.”

When asked about her new role as the FGS Secretary, Tricia Schwing said, “It was beneficial being on staff as an aide prior to transitioning to the office.  Already knowing the students and having a relationship with the teachers has been very helpful.”

Mr. Vincent was also asked how he was adjusting to his new role to which he responded, “I face new and very different challenges every day.  Although I am no longer in the classroom, I still see myself helping kids by keeping their technology up and running and by providing them with the tools they need to succeed.”