Wichita district fills top openings in special education, secondary schools, security

07/28/2014 11:17 AM

07/29/2014 7:48 AM

The Wichita school district has announced several new staff appointments for the 2014-15 school year, including a replacement for Alex Robinson, a former security supervisor who is facing child sex charges in two states.

Charles “Chuck” Newman will be the district’s new security services supervisor. He replaces Robinson, whose employment was terminated in April after a 15-month paid leave of absence. Newman is a retired sergeant who worked 30 years for the Wichita Police Department.

Robert Garner, principal at Brooks Middle School, will be the district’s new executive director of secondary schools. He will replace Lori Doyle, who recently was selected as principal at Southeast High School. A new principal for Brooks will be named soon, officials said.

Doug Anderson will be executive director of special education, a new position. Anderson, formerly the director of special services for Derby schools, will oversee Wichita’s categorical programs and day schools and assist with the Multi-Tier System of Supports, a program that involves teacher training and behavior plans that are consistent throughout the district.

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