CKS welcomes new, promoted employees

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As the new school year begins, Cedar Key School is welcoming a handful of new employees as well as familiar faces in new positions.


Amber Ryan is the new pre-K teacher, replacing Elaine Rains, who retired at the end of the school year.

Coach John Miller is the new PE teacher and boys’ basketball coach, replacing Vance Dickey, who resigned after the basketball season, and Cris Beckham, who filled in as PE teacher during April and May.

The food service staff working with Nancy Pelham includes new employee Nina Bingaman, returning employee Therese Hancock, and new employee Tina Jacono.

CKS is also hiring a new art/gifted teacher, who will rotate between CKS and Yankeetown School.

CKS is also adding four new teachers who will be rotating to CKS one or two days a week as part of the Edgenuity program, including: social studies teacher Maya Hebert; science teacher Jennifer Bray, English teacher Paul Grune, and math teacher Wes Joyner.

Edgenuity is blended learning, which means students will spend time working online as well as getting help from a teacher face to face at CKS. Edgenuity allows students to take classes not offered on their campus, for example art history, as well as to take classes to make up credits they may be missing.

Each Edgenuity teacher has a specialty academic area, several years of successful teaching experience, and a willingness to rotate among campuses in Levy County. One of these teachers will be at Cedar Key every school day.