Ranae Bartlett Named President; Tim Holtcamp Vice President, Madison City BOE
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Madison City Board of Education elected board Vice President Ranae Bartlett as President to replace Dr. Terri Johnson, whose term ends in June. Board member Tim Holtcamp was elected Vice President.
It was an emotional sendoff for Dr. Johnson, attending her last meeting of 10 years on the board.  "It's really hard to leave," she said, echoing a statement Rainbow Principal Dorinda White made minutes earlier accepting a new job in the Central Office.
board members at their meeting room table
New Board President Ranae Bartlett (center) with new Vice President Tim Holtcamp (left),
and outgoing president Dr. Terri Johnson, right,


Dr. Johnson has served on the board since 2007, seeing Madison City Schools through many milestones including the opening of James Clemens High School and a stand-alone PreK Center, huge enrollment increases, tremendous academic changes including creative scheduling and an expanded, innovative curriculum, the hiring of a new superintendent and much more.
Board members commended Dr. Johnson for her steadfast leadership. Mr. Holtcamp described her as "wise, patient, slow to anger, loves kids, having a servant heart, caring and seeing the best in people."
Mrs. Bartlett praised her quality of civic engagement and practice of showing appreciation to colleagues and others. Board member Connie Spears said Dr. Johnson "set the standard" of being a board member with her integrity, honesty, drive and determination. "A lot of what Madison City Schools is today is because of you," Ms. Spears said, noting Dr. Johnson's decade on the board transcends more than half the life of the Madison school district, which began in 1998.
Daniel Whitt, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, was recognized by Superintendent Robby Parker for winning the Marbury Award by the state which honors educators for technology innovations for students and leaders.
The personnel actions included the naming of Rainbow Elementary Principal Dorinda White to the position of Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, Attendance and Community Relations where she will assist with growth projections, zoning issues, communications and other duties.
dorinda White at podium
Rainbow Elementary Principal Ms. Dorinda White,
 Ms. White issued this statement to Rainbow after the meeting:
"As many of you have probably already heard, on June 1,  I will be in a new position at Central Office as the Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, Attendance, and Community Relations.  Although this decision was not an easy one, I do feel in this capacity I will be able to make an impact on some of the huge issues facing our growing district.  I am very excited about this opportunity and the new challenges that will come with it. I have been truly blessed to serve as your principal for the past 10 years, and 5 years prior as your assistant.  One of our real strengths at Rainbow is our staff. Our teachers and support staff are second to none. You are experienced, professional and caring. I have learned a lot from you during my time here and will take those experiences and lessons with me as I move on. Lastly, and perhaps selfishly, it is our students who I will miss the most."

The Mill Creek Elementary Archery Team was honored for top performances in state and national competition, where they currently rank 22nd nationally.

mill creek archery team shot in the Board Room.

 Mill Creek Elementary Archery Team.