“Dr. Seaver brings a great deal of leadership experience to the table,” said Paine. “Her expertise related to school finance and facilities is impressive and I am confident she is the right choice for Lincoln County schools.”
Dr. Seaver will replace Superintendent Bill Grizzell who recently announced his retirement. In 2000, the West Virginia Board of Education made the difficult decision to seize Lincoln County Schools after several deficiencies were cited by the West Virginia Office of Education Performance Audits. Since the takeover, Lincoln County Schools has seen improvements in hiring practices, teacher certification and curriculum and instruction. In addition, a new high school will open its doors in Lincoln County in fall 2006.
Dr. Seaver’s expertise covers many educational arenas. She currently serves as the superintendent of schools in Tyler County. In that capacity, Dr. Seaver has directed successful programs with regard to facilities, finance and community relationships; initiated the first regular education pre-school program; developed the Five-Year-Strategic Plan for Tyler County; and completed two building projects under budget.
As the director of federal programs and administrative assistant to the superintendent in Mercer County, Dr. Seaver was responsible for a 3.7 million dollar Title I Program budget and an 800 thousand dollar Title II Program budget. She also wrote and secured School Building Authority monies for facility projects in Mercer County. In addition, Dr. Seaver coordinated the development of the Ten-Year County Educational Facilities Plan.
“I embrace this opportunity to continue to improve Lincoln County Schools’ curriculum and instruction,” said Seaver. “This is an exciting time in Lincoln County as the new high school is about to open. I will maximize student learning by working closely with students, teachers, parents, administrators, board members, and community members.”
Dr. Seaver has also dedicated much time to community involvement and professional development. Professional affiliations, activities and accomplishments include: Governor’s Early Childhood Task Force member; Early Childhood Alliance member; and County Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Seaver is expected to begin her new position no later than June 1, 2006.