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Long-time educator announces retirement
San Jacinto News- Times

COLDSPRING -- Trustees meeting recently in regular session received a retirement announcement from long-time educator and Coldspring- Oakhurst Intermediate School principal, D’Wana Bryant. Bryant has 40 years total experience as an administrator Long-time educator announces retirement and teacher. She has been employed for 11 years in the Coldspring- Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District. Trustees thanked Bryant for her service and dedication. Later, Superintendent LaTonya Goffney said, “Ms. Bryant truly loves her work, cares deeply for children, and has a passion for education. We will miss her and wish her Godspeed.” In other business, t r u s t e e s accepted Goffney’s r e c o m - mendation for the e m p l o y - ment of a new COCISD special education director. Shannon Wallace will join the District on March 22. A Coldspring resident, Wallace is presently employed in the Splendora Independent S c h o o l District. S h e holds two d e g r e e s from Sam H o u s t o n State University: a master’s degree in school psychology and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She is also certifi ed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a licensed specialist in school psychology, or a LSSP. She has 11 years experience in special education. In other business, trustees: • Ordered a school board election for May 8, 2010. Positions 3 and 4 are up for reelection. • Approved the engagement of the audit fi rm John R. Pechacek, CPA, to conduct the District’s financial audit for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2010. • Entered into a shared services arrangement with Conroe Regional Day School for the Deaf. Currently, COCISD has one student attending the school. • Approved textbook selections as recommended by the District textbook committee for the 2010-2011 school year.


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