QUINCY -- Quincy Public Schools has added a school administration manager for the Adams County Regional Safe Schools and the Academic Behavior and Community Academy.
Taking on the role is QPS veteran Marcey Wells.
"When this position became available, I felt the job description was written just for me," she said. "It's a chance to work with students, which I feel is my strength, and also with both of those staffs."
Wells, 47, is beginning her 25th year in the school district where she has spent her entire career.
She was a special education teacher at Washington School for six years, then served as principal for four years at Baldwin South and 12 years at Adams before spending the past two years as coordinator of the Adams County Youth Home educational program.
"I have students at the detention center for a short period of time but feel like we make some great gains with confidence and coping skills," Wells said. "They leave, and I don't get to continue working with them, but this is an opportunity to stay connected with students and families. My goal is for them all to graduate."
As a SAM, Wells will "help with anything needed" to assist students, staff and Lori Miles, who heads both ACRSS and ABC, with instructional responsibilities. "No doubt every day will be interesting and new. It will always be something exciting to look forward to," Wells said.
Wells had SAM training while principal at Adams School and worked with people assisting in that role. "I'll be on the other side now, the person helping the director complete tasks," she said. "I'll be working with interventions, with data, trying to problem-solve for students to be more successful. For me, this makes a nice transition as well."