HANNIBAL – Hannibal Central School District staff and students have welcomed the following employees since the school year began:
Director of Facilities Jim Sheeley and high school math teachers Kayla Murphy and Michael McGill.
One more new staff member will join the district Dec. 21, when Morgan Gaulrapp will begin her position as a library media specialist.
Sheeley had a nearly 25-year career as a maintenance mechanic before being named to his current post in September.
“I just had an interest in moving up the ladder and managing people,” he said.
Sheeley is now in charge of all HCSD buildings and ensures all maintenance and custodial work is completed.
He is currently enrolled at Mohawk Valley Community College, pursuing an associate’s degree in school facilities management.
He expects to graduate this spring, and thanked his family for all of their continued support.
Murphy taught math in the Albany area and at the OCM BOCES alternative high school before she came to the Hannibal High School in early October to teach ninth grade math and math in a special education classroom.
She said she hopes her students become more confident in math and make real-world connections with skills they learn in school.
Parents can help with that, she said, by encouraging their children to practice math skills at home.
McGill also joined the Hannibal High School staff in October.
After a three-year stint in the U.S. Navy, he completed his undergraduate coursework at SUNY Oswego and received a master’s degree in teaching from SUNY Binghamton.
McGill has taught math for 27 years.
He currently teaches college-level statistics, pre-calculus, algebra2/ trigonometry, and fundamentals of geometry.
“I’m enjoying my time and I hope to help students reach their goals,” he said.