Clovis hires administrator

CNJ staff

Clovis Municipal Schools hired Grady schools Superintendent Joel Shirley as deputy superintendent of operations, according to a press release from Clovis schools.

The hire will take effect at the end of the school year.

Shirley will be in charge of maintenance and operations, building and grounds, personnel and cafeterias, according to Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm.

“Everything on the operation side of the house,” she said.

The position has been open since 2005 when Lonnie Leslie retired, Seidenwurm said. She said Shirley will also take over some of the responsibilities of Jim McDaniel, who is resigning as the assistant superintendent of personnel. McDaniel’s last day is on June 30th.
As a deputy superintendent, Shirley will receive a salary of about $101,000, Seidenwurm said.

Shirley has been a principal in high school and middle school, a special education teacher and was the director of maintenance and operations in Moriarty, according to the news release.

“He has real hands on experience at everything that he’s going to be doing for us in Clovis,” Seidenwurm said.