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Stafford School Board makes appointments

A change-up  in the organizational structure of Stafford’s central office has caused some administrators to make some internal moves.

Dr. Christopher Quinn, who was previously the the assistant superintendent for instruction, will now be the director of instructional services.

His position wasn’t included in the organizational chart approved by the School Board July 1. The new organizational structure trimmed down the previous structure. Instead of 10 people reporting directly to the school superintendent, six people now report to the superintendent. There were a total of 47 administrative positions. Now there are only 22 positions.

Quinn will now be one six administrators that reports to the associate superintendent of instructional services, who then reports directly to the superintendent.

Quinn has been with Stafford schools since 2005.

“We appreciate Dr. Quinn’s great knowledge of learning strategies and will rely on his considerable talents and experience as we continue to move the school division forward to even greater success in the area of instructional services,” Superintendent Bruce Benson said in a statement.

The School Board also recently appointed Cessy Mallory as the assistant principal in charge of athletics and activities at Stafford High School. She is currently a health and physical education teacher and department chair at Mountain View High School.  She also has served as a principal intern and managed responsibilities for attendance, in school suspension, expanded recognition opportunities for students and has served as an interim activities director, according to a press release from Stafford schools. Principal intern positions were eliminated in the school’s budget.