Special Education and Pre-School Director is Hired

Marion County Public Schools are pleased to announce Ms. Amber Ervin’s appointment to the Director of Special Education/Pre-School Director’s position to follow Mrs. Debbie Spalding who is retiring effective September 30, 2012. Dr. Chuck Hamilton says, “We are pleased to have found leadership from within the system to fill such an important role for our students’ continued successes.”

Ms. Amber Ervin has been with the Marion County Public Schools since the fall of 2003. She began her tenure in the district as a substitute teacher and instructional aid. In the fall of 2004, she was hired as a special education teacher. Ms. Ervin is a Campbellsville native, graduating from Taylor County High School in 1998. She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Campbellsville University in December 2001. After working in law offices as a title clerk, she began working on her Master’s in Special Education, which she completed in the spring of 2005. In November 2009, Ms. Ervin received her National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. She most recently completed her Director of Special Education certification at Campbellsville University last summer. Ms. Ervin currently resides in Marion County with her two girls, Kaileigh (age 7) and Peyton (age 4).

“I feel honored to have been chosen for this position. Marion County is a wonderful school system, and I feel very fortunate to have the privilege to serve it, the families, and the community in this capacity. I look forward to working with Dr. Hamilton, the Marion County Board of Education, and the administrators and staff to continue the advancements that have been made in the special education program. Mrs. Deborah Spalding has established a reputable name for Marion County in the area of special education, and I hope that I will be able to continue to fulfill this role as she has done.”

Mrs. Debbie Spalding will work alongside Ms. Ervin for a few months to assure a smooth transition.

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