Tammy Guthrie has been named Director of School Programs at Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities. This position is equivalent to principal and directly supervises staff and operations at Vern Riffe School.
“It is an honor to work in this capacity with our students, families and staff,” Guthrie said. “I taught several of our high school-aged students in elementary school and remained close with their families over the years. I was happy that the students remembered me after all these years. I take pride in the opportunity provided to me and look forward to going to work every day.”
Guthrie is a native of West Portsmouth and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She earned her master’s degree in Intervention from University of Rio Grande and is completing a Ph.D. in Special Education Administration at Capella University. Prior to being hired in 2015 as Early Education Supervisor at SCBDD, Guthrie worked as a teacher in the Portsmouth City Schools. She has been Interim Director of School Programs since Mark Cornwell’s retirement earlier this year.
“Since taking the helm in January, Tammy has proven herself to be an excellent leader who is highly qualified in the arena of education and intervention services,” said Superintendent Julie Monroe. “She’s an asset to our organization, and the Board and I are very pleased to have her in the position.”