Monday, April 24, 2017
Joplin R-8 Board accepts 15 resignations, including Doshier and North teacher facing kidnapping, rape charges
The retirement was from longtime athletic director Jeff Starkweather.
The list of resignations included Executive Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Jennifer Doshier and North Middle School reading teacher Amanda Schweitzer.
Schweitzer has been on administrative leave following a Joplin Police Department investigation into her allegedly sending nude photos of herself to three students.
The investigation led to a charge of statutory rape in Jasper County and charges of kidnapping, statutory rape, and statutory sodomy in Newton County.
Others whose resignations were accepted included Candice Brown, Tabatha Culbertson, Rebecca Jakaitis, Chelsea Mayfield, Martha Mayberry, Katlyn Miller, Darleen Moore, Spencer Paul, Stephanie Prather, Morgan Stancil, Jamie Sutton, Cody VanVactor, and Jessica Whiteley.
The board hired seven certified personnel- Katie Bozarth, Katherine Johnson, Alexis Leonhart, Victoria Overton, Brendan Schneider, Kristi Schwab, and Cassandra Williams.