New Administrator Appointments (02-20-18)
New Administrator Appointments (02-20-18)
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New Administrative Appointment Stock PhotoOn February 20, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments:











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Edward Parker, Director of Purchasing
During his career, Edward Parker has held the following positions: Procurement Officer for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (1984-1998); Director of Contracts and Procurement Division for the City of Topeka (1998-2001); Director of Purchasing for the Missouri School District in Kansas City (2001-2002); Director of Purchasing for the Board of County Commissioners in St. Lucie County (2002-2007); Director of Purchasing, Warehousing, and Reprographics for the Martin County School District (2007-2009); Purchasing Manager for Florida Virtual School (2009-2014); and Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Services for the Brevard County School District (2014-present). He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Washburn University in Kansas.

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Karen Combs, Assistant Principal at Osceola Technical College – Poinciana
During her career, Karen Combs has held the following positions: Teacher at Shiloh Christian School in Arkansas (1992-1996); Teacher for Fayetteville Public Schools (1996-2001); Teacher at George Washington Community School (2001-2002); Assistant Principal at Northside Middle School (2002-2004); Principal at Glen Acres Elementary School (2004-2011); Assistant Superintendent for Lafayette School Corporation (2011-2016); and Principal of Edgelea Elementary (2016-present). She received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from John Brown University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Arkansas.

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Shannon Melvin, Assistant Principal at Osceola Technical College – St. Cloud
During his career, Shannon Melvin has held the following positions: Band Director at St. Cloud Middle (1996-2005); Teacher at Thacker Avenue Elementary (2007); Teacher at Neptune Elementary (2007-2014); Dean of Students at the Technical Education Center Osceola – St. Cloud (2014-2016); and Dean of Students at Osceola Technical College (2016-present). He received his bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.
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