Johanna Fischer will return to Milbank High School and Milbank Middle School on a part-time basis as the school nurse, health careers teacher, and HOSA coordinator. The transition is expected to go smoothly as Fischer previously held this position.
Fischer said she was excited to return. “I feel like I left my heart at the school and am blessed to have the opportunity back. Working at the school also allows me to spend more time with my family and enjoy time during the summer at the lake.” The Milbank School District Board of Education approved her employment for the 2021-2022 school year at their regular meeting on Monday, March 8.
Several other staff changes were also approved at the meeting. Kaylee Pinkert resigned from her position as the elementary school computer teacher and was rehired as a full-time classroom teacher in the elementary school for the 2021-2022 school year. Jacqueline Pew resigned as the elementary school librarian and paraprofessional to accept the position of elementary school counselor. Superintendent Downes said, “She had the difficult task of setting up our brand new elementary library and has done a wonderful job in that capacity. We look forward to having her on staff in her new role.”
Kasi Schlueter resigned from her role as a special education paraprofessional effective Friday, March 12. Lorrie Hardy, Makayla Johnson, and Siri Bien were hired as summer OST workers.