new support staff

New Support Staff at Vienna

Vienna High School has welcomed new support staff in various areas.

Ashley Smith is serving as an assistant in the kitchen. Mrs. Smith moved to Vienna when she was eleven and has loved serving the community in various professions. She previously worked as the store manager at Mile Brothers Grocery Store. Mrs. Smith says, “Working with Mrs. Dixon and the whole high school staff has been so much fun, and we’re only just beginning. I’m very excited to see where the road leads me.”

Roger Black is serving as a bus driver in the district for daily routes and activities. Mr. Black is retired from the Marion Federal Penitentiary. He has been driving buses for 27 years. Mr. Black has coached in Southern Illinois schools for over 20 years and has enjoyed being in the school system. He is also a musician and loves singing and playing music. Mr. Black stated, “I enjoy working in Vienna very much. I love the people and the new buses. I have never driven anything that new before!”

Karlie Glisson is serving as an individual aide in the special education department. Ms. Glisson is a graduate of Vienna High School and Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her bachelor's degree in psychology. She enjoys art, music (playing and listening), crocheting, baking, research/reading, and being outside/traveling. Ms. Glisson says, “I enjoyed being at Vienna during my student career, and I am excited for the opportunities I will have to provide support for students as a staff member."

Lameyah Granier is serving as an individual aide in the special education department. Lameyah is a graduate of Vienna High School. She has been working for TLC Home Care as a caregiver. She has two children; Paisley 4, and Paxten age 2. Ms. Granier said, "I look forward to working with the students in our community and to providing a positive influence. I have always enjoyed helping others and am excited about working with the staff that was so influential to me while I attended high school."