Longtime Pineville educator to retire


William S. Tribell | Daily News Educator Paula Goodman and principal Bill Keyes address the Pineville School Board. Goodman will retire at the end of June after 33 years of teaching.

The Pineville Independent School Board held a special-called meeting this week.

At the top of the evenings agenda was the retirement of longtime Pineville educator Paula Goodman, She has taught at Pineville for 27 years.

Goodman’s career began 33 years ago at Lone Jack as a business teacher. At Pineville she has served as guidance counselor and as principal for 11 years. She has been director of people personal for the last seven years.

“It has been a privilege to work with the kids here at Pineville schools,” said Goodman. “I’ve seen a lot go through here. It has been a great ride and I will miss it.”

Goodman will be officially retired at the end of this month.

“She has worked in my office for many years and she is going to be missed, and her experience is going to be missed,” said Superintendent Terry Hayes. “She certainly has had a good relationship with the staff and students and she is truly going to be missed here.”

In other business Pineville High School principal Bill Keyes reported all the schools summer programs including summer school and summer camp are on schedule and going as planned.

The latest Professional Growth Evaluation System used to evaluate school staff each year was approved. A statewide plan, the new draft now includes other certified professionals within the school such as counselors and librarians.

The 2015-16 substitute teacher list was approved.

The Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) policy updates had its first reading and was approved. It will receive the final vote at the next board meeting.

Hayes also announced that Pineville schools language department is understaffed and they are currently seeking to hire a certified foreign language teacher.

Reach William Tribell at (606) 302-9100 or on Twitter @wtribellmdn

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