CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Division of Technical and Adult Education has a new leader at its helm. Kathy D’Antoni has accepted the position of assistant state superintendent of schools.
D'Antoni most recently served as a special assistant within the Division of Technical and Adult Education. She brings decades of experience within the educational arena to the job. She has worked on the local, state and national levels on curriculum alignment projects, professional development, technical program design, data-based decision making, and monitoring and evaluation.
Prior to her time at the department, D'Antoni was the vice chancellor of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. D'Antoni earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Marshall University. She received her doctorate in higher education administration from West Virginia University.
D'Antoni steps into the shoes of recently retired Stan Hopkins. Hopkins worked at the WVDE for 30 years, beginning at the department as a coordinator of career education. Before coming to the department, Hopkins was an agriculture teacher in Mason County.
"I have had tremendous opportunities as a member of the West Virginia Department of Education," Hopkins said. "Thirty-eight years in education and I have no complaints. I could not have asked for a better career."
D'Antoni will transfer to her position immediately. For additional information, contact the WVDE Communications Office at 304-558-2699.