Nashville School Board names math coach

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    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.