COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area School Board hired new teachers, accepted resignations and approved the posting of several open positions during its meeting Tuesday.

The following teachers or professional staff were hired with benefits: Casey Weisbeck, $31,000, Jason Campbell, $30,000, Christina Venna, $31,000, Katherine Stroh, $31,000, and Emily Witt, $30,000. Megan Rollenhagen was changed from confidential employee to temporary professional employee at a salary of $32,700.

Sarah L. Zimmerman, sign language interpreter, received a $5,000 raise for a three-year commitment. Marlana Krebs was hired as a speech language assistant at a $24,000 salary. Lynn Sarisky was hired as a teacher aide for special education at $7.25 hourly.

The retirement of elementary teacher Celeste Fobia was accepted, as were the resignations of Christine Shearn, secondary teacher, Amanda Lockard, speech and language pathologist, Jordan Zande and Joseph Dudeck, secondary teachers, and Emily Witt, Jessie Yost and Noelle Carnuccio, teachers aides.

Jennifer Makowski was adjusted from three-quarters to full-time, with a salary of $36,700, as was Angela Golfieri at a salary of $30,000.

The following positions will be posted or advertised: speech and language pathologist, anticipated sign language interpreter, elementary teacher, LTS elementary teacher, secondary reading teacher, secondary social studies teacher, head girls volleyball coach, math tutor, event security, student lifeguards, swimnastics instructor and part-time technology technician.