New Jefferson Intermediate Principal introduced, winter sports stars honored at Fairbury school board meeting Monday

New Jefferson Intermediate Principal introduced, winter sports stars honored at Fairbury school board meeting Monday
New Jefferson Intermediate Principal Sean Molloy was introduced at Monday's Fairbury school board meeting.

FAIRBURY – Jefferson Intermediate has a new principal.

At the Fairbury school board meeting Monday, Sean Molloy’s contract was unanimously approved in a vote at the ’47 building.

Molloy will replace Sarah Roesler, who announced her resignation earlier this semester.

A Nebraska City native, Molloy comes from Clinton Elementary in Lincoln, where he’s served as an instructional coach for the past three years.

Prior to that, he taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade at Kahoa Elementary – also in Lincoln.

“I’m very honored to move my family to Fairbury,” Molloy said. “My son starts in kindergarten this fall, and it seemed like the perfect time to look at an opportunity outside of Lincoln, and here I am. I’m very excited, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Molloy will move to Fairbury in July, and his contract will be effective, beginning Aug. 1. He has a wife, Emily, a five-year old son who will start kindergarten this fall and a four-month old daughter.

Also at Monday’s meeting

Central Elementary kindergarten teacher Emily Craw and Central Elementary speech pathologist Erin Criner had their resignations approved Monday. They’ll remain in their posts until the end of the 2018-19 school year.

Fairbury superintendent Stephen Grizzle said Monday that there’s still one high school English teacher position not filled, but he said they’ll likely know who their new hire is this week.

Winter all-stars

The school board recognized Fairbury’s NSAA Winter Academic All-State award winners Monday. They are Mikasa Lierman (swimming), Sara Huss and Jaelle Johnson (girls’ basketball), Zane Grizzle and Isaac Robertson (boys’ basketball) and Michaela Buchli and Jayson Klaumann (speech).

Also, Jefferson Intermediate has some super readers…

New position

The approved the creation of a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Coach, or PBiS, for the 2019-20 school year. Board memberJonathan Winter emphasized that this person will act as a “mental health professional” for students, along with other duties.

Dates to know

Fairbury’s last day of schoo for the senior class is Wednesday, May 8. High school commencement will be on Sunday, May 12.

The board will meet again the day after graduation, May 13, at 7 p.m.

The last day for the rest of Fairbury Public is Friday, May 17.

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