Educators moving to new roles

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Intermediate School principal Jim Bever’s departure to become the district’s director of student services — a position overseeing special education programming — has prompted a realignment of school leaders across the district.

Next school year, Devon Marine, current principal at Eden Elementary, will move to Greenfield Intermediate School to take the helm.

Marine spent the past three years at Eden Elementary School, but he taught middle school for much of his career. Before taking the job at Eden, he was assistant principal at Maxwell Intermediate School and served stints in the same role at Greenfield Central Junior High and Maxwell Middle School.

That experience will serve him well in his new position leading fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, he said.

“I’ve seen where they’re coming from, I’ve been at the intermediate school, and I can see where they’re going,” he said. “I think that’s a bonus for me.”

Melia Hammons, an assistant principal at Greenfield Intermediate School, will become Eden Elementary’s principal.

Hammons has held the assistant principal position at Greenfield Intermediate School the past three years, but before taking that job, she worked as a first- and second-grade teacher at J.B. Stephens Elementary.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or