RESA IV Executive Director Named

December 30, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBOE) announced that a long-time Regional Education Service Agency IV (RESA IV) employee will take the reins of the organization. Gus Penix has been hired as the new executive director of RESA IV. The WVBOE conducted a search for a new director following the retirement of Elmer Pritt.

“I am confident Mr. Penix is the right person for the job,” said Board President Priscilla Haden. “Gus has been with RESA IV for several years and understands the vision and goals for the agency. His continued leadership will be an asset.”

Penix served as assistant executive director of RESA IV since 2004.  Prior to his work with RESA, Penix held several positions within the Nicholas County School System including county superintendent of schools.

There are eight RESAs throughout West Virginia. Their mission is to provide high quality, cost effective, life-long education programs and services to students, schools, school systems and communities. RESAs play an important role in offering 

·         technical assistance to low performing schools;
·         high quality professional development;
·         training services to state agencies, emergency first responders and the private industry; and
·         technology repair and training to school districts.

RESA IV serves a six-county region. These counties are Braxton, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster.

For more information contact the West Virginia Department of Education Communications Office at (304) 558 – 2699.  


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