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Chuck Hatfield

Vice President

Harold "Chuck" Hatfield is a retired educator with 43 years of service in West Virginia public schools. Chuck holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Social Studies from Glenville State College and a master's degree in Educational Administration from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.

Chuck began his career as a classroom teacher before becoming principal of Eastbrook Elementary School in Putnam County in 1980. From there, he served as Director of Early Childhood Education, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Pupil Services, and Deputy Superintendent for Putnam County Schools until 2004. In 2004, he became Superintendent of Putnam County Schools, where he served until his retirement in July of 2016.

During his tenure as superintendent, Putnam County Schools led the state in academic achievement and employee salaries. A major facilities improvement project was also implemented and completed through the passage of a 57 million dollar bond and an award of 25 million dollars from the School Building Authority.

In 2009, Chuck was named West Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the West Virginia Association of School Administrators. He has been active in several educational organizations and has held leadership positions on numerous committees including: Chairman of RESA 3 Advisory Council, State Superintendent’s Task Force on Assessment and Accountability, State Superintendent’s Commission on Assessment, State Superintendent’s Advisory Board, the Education Alliance, North Central Association of Accreditation of Schools, and chair of the Legislative, Instructional Leadership, and Facilities committees of the West Virginia Association of School Administrators.