Completing an almost total administration overhaul, the Booneville School Board, during a special meeting last week, approved the hiring of Amy Goers as the principal of Booneville High School.
Goers, currently an administrator with the Vilonia School District, will replace Trent Goff, who was hired as the superintendent during the school board’s April meeting.
Goff is replacing John Parrish, who reached a separation agreement with the school district in February.
Goers said when she and her husband, Tim, left for Vilonia in 2013 it was so that she could eventually move into administration.
She has been an administrator for four years, the last three as an assistant principal at an intermediate, fourth through sixth grades, school with 760 children.
She said, the goal was to get back to Booneville.
“We’re so happy to be home,” she said. “This is what we call home. The plan was to be back in Booneville sooner or later, it just happened sooner.”
Goers’ appointment, which came after a 28-minute executive session Tuesday, means the top position in every building other than the junior high school where Josh Walker returns as principal, will be occupied by a new person next year.
Other changes in administration which will take place for the 2018-2019 school year include the creation of an ALE principal position, to which current Booneville Elementary School Principal Barbette Smithson was assigned.
Assistant BES principal Jyme Beth Diffee moves to the principal’s role and Jennifer Herrera has been promoted to assistant principal.
Additionally, Ricky May was hired as the athletic director/dean of students in April.
Coming to Booneville along with Goers is her husband. Twice formerly the head boys basketball coach for the school, Tim Goers was approved last week as the elementary school physical education teacher. He replaces Sally Hardin, who has retired.
Amy Goers has previously served the district as a math teacher for the elementary and junior high school, teaching third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth grades.
She taught the incoming senior class, which will include her son Grant, in the third and fifth grades and the incoming sophomores when they were in the fourth grade.
“I feel like a lot of them are my babies,” she said.
Tim and Amy Goers also have a second son, Mason, who will be a freshman in August.