School employees stepping into new roles

CNJ staff

Several employees of the Clovis school district will step into new and expanded roles under the direction of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release.
The changes take effect Friday.

“While the main intent of this reorganization is to make for a more efficient running of the organization, we have also been able to save the equivalent of a teacher’s salary in the process,” Seidenwurm said.

The staff shuffling includes an expanded role for former assistant superintendent of instruction, Ladona Clayton. Under the new title of deputy superintendent, Clayton will maintain her current responsibilities over instruction and will oversee the Operations Department, which includes “capital outlay projects as well as the supervision of the maintenance and custodial departments,” the press release said.

Also in new and expanded roles are Gene Bieker, Cindy Osburn and David Briseno, new inductees to the administrative cabinet.

Bieker, the current purchasing officer for the district, has been promoted to director of operations. He will be responsible for the daily happenings of the operation department.

Osburn will operate under the title of director of student services. She will continue to supervise the Special Education Department and will assume supervision of the joint services team of school psychologists, counselors, and student and family liaisons.

Briseno will serve as the director of federal/bilingual programs and community relations, the press release said.