The Rock Hill school district’s Applied Technology Center will soon have a new leader.
Starting July 1, Ron Roveri, former Rock Hill teacher and assistant principal, will replace Don Gillman as the director of the Applied Technology Center, according to the district.
Roveri’s appointment is one of several administration changes the Rock Hill school board approved at a business meeting Monday.
Roveri moved to Rock Hill from Ohio in 1992 for a position as an industrial technology teacher at Rawlinson Road Middle School.
Roveri has spent the last year leading the Career and Technology Education Department at the S.C. Department of Education. Roveri has overseen 42 career and technology centers across the state, according to the Rock Hill school district.
Roveri also served as the director of the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center in York for 12 years, where he was named the South Carolina Career and Technology Director of the year.
Sarah Lynn Hayes, director of Central Child Development Center, will take on a support role in the district’s instructional department until her retirement in November, according to the district.
Taking Hayes’ place is Damon Ward, Rosewood Elementary School assistant principal. Ward taught 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade at Rosewood and Central Child Development Center.
Ward was named the district’s Beginning Teacher of the Year in 2003 at Rosewood. In 2010, he was a runner-up for the district’s Teacher of the Tear title while at Central Child Development Center.
The school board also approved appointing two district math coaches – Nijjall Bigger and ShaQyeeba McLaughlin – and an internal auditor, Bettina Feaster.
Northside Elementary School of the Arts Principal Cassidy Valerino is stepping down after six years in the post, according to the district. Valerino has been with Rock Hill schools since 2000 and has served as a teacher at Rosewood Elementary, program teacher at Northside and assistant principal at Northside and Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies.
The district also named Lance Roberts the new athletic director for South Pointe High School.