Over 60 new teachers and counselors will begin work next week for Franklin County public schools.

The new teachers attended orientation Thursday in preparation for the 2016-2017 school year.

New teachers this year include:

*Burnt Chimney: Chinah Jewell

*Callaway: Stephanie Gray

*Dudley: Katherine Campbell

*Ferrum: Brandy Bryant, Joshua Cox, Brittany Moyer and Jennifer Stoughton

*Glade Hill: Angela Stephenson

*Henry: Audrey Alejandro, Kasey Davis, Abigail Moomaw and Neil Phelps

*Lee Waid: Monica Costine and Alexandra Wilson

*Rocky Mount: Wendy Burcham, Lori Compton, Rebecca Furrow, Heather Jackson, Brittany Jewell and Kimberly Vick

*Snow Creek: Kymberly Cundiff and Elizabeth Hering

*Sontag: Abigail Bennett, Vonda Bratton, Jessica Chitwood, Maria DeGirolamo-Quigley, Stephanie Oakes, Elizabeth Palmer and Carrie Russell

*Benjamin Franklin Middle School: Rachel Anderson, Brittany Steele, Chad Campbell, Crystal Johnson, Karen Powers, Chanice Simmons, Abigail Southall and Michelle Ward

*The Gereau Center: Kristina Hagen

*Franklin County High School: Elizabeth Deems, Christopher Eden, Timothy Fisher, Stephen Janoschka, Shelia Kee, Victoria Kendrick, Alisha Landry, Alice Lopez, Laura McConchie, Jennifer Semenyna, Travis Sigmon, Bettina Sinclair, Jay Stoltz, Azia Townes and Shawnette Williams

*Annex: Sherrie Hale and Chelsey Mayhew.

Matthew Fitzgerald has been hired as the division’s new director of technology. He is replacing George Washington, who has retired.

John Crutchfield is the new campus principal at Franklin County High School. He replaces Debora Decker, who has retired.

Anitra Holland is replacing Crutchfield as an administrator at FCHS.

Shelia Fields has been hired as assistant principal at Rocky Mount Elementary. The position is new in the division.

There are over 600 teachers within the school division that will be teaching over 7,000 students this year.

All teachers will return to work Monday, Aug. 1 for a week of orientation and staff development.

The annual convocation for all teachers, which is held at the beginning of the new school year, will be Friday, Aug. 5 in the Franklin County High School auditorium.

Students return to school on Monday, Aug. 8.

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