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STO-ROX | Gratton resigns, is rehired to train new Chief of Staff

By Elizabeth Perry


Susan Gratton has resigned as the Superintendent’s and Sto-Rox School Board Secretary after employment with the district for 13 years.


Martha Hoover was hired on to replace her with expanded title and duties, while Gratton was hired on a contract basis to train her.


“We have transitioned the secretary position to chief of staff,” Superintendent Megan Van Fossan said.


“She also has a compliance piece.”


As of the Sept. 28 Sto-Rox School Board meeting, Hoover will also be board and recording secretary, with a new job description which was also approved at the meeting.


The new position will include managing compliance regulations for safety and other issues within the district.

Hoover was hired on at $50,000 a year.


Part of her duties will include being a community liaison at a variety of public meetings.

“I now have someone who can represent the district,” Van Fossan said.

Other changes

At the same meeting, Olivia Scheller, a fourth-grade substitute teacher also tendered her resignation, and Barb O’Toole, a cafeteria worker, retired.


The board voted to hire Brianna Frashure as a substitute teacher, Crystal Givner as a 7 - 12 emotional support teacher, Mackenzie Green as a speech therapist, Mackenna Marino as a K-6 Steam teacher, Gabriele Santioceto as an athletic trainer at $60 an hour. Givner runs a local non-profit called the Givner Project.


Trevaugn Hairston was also hired on as Girls’ Basketball Head Coach for grades 7 and 8 at a $2,500 stipend. Hairston is already the head coach for the middle school boy’s football team and a substitute teacher. Hairston said one of his goals was to get more equipment for the kids.



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