After four parents brought concerns to the August meeting of Northeastern school board about the school year starting without a color guard director in place, a director for the group has been hired.
Katie Stephen was hired by the board during its Sept. 21 meeting.
Stephen’s hiring as director of the Damsels for the 2022-2023 school year, as the winter guard director and as the summer 2023 director, was made alongside other personnel hires.
Concerns were raised in August because the course for color guard members wasn’t able to be offered when school started because there was no instructor in place. The previous color guard director resigned in the spring.
In August, Superintendent Matthew Hicks said the high school leadership team was working through the process to hire someone. On Aug. 29, Principal John Markward confirmed that a new director for the group had been hired, pending board approval.

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