CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education recognized the dedication and hard work of Charles Nichols while also saying goodbye during its June board meeting.
After 28 years of experience in education, Nichols became the director of Regional Education Services Agencies III in May 1998. RESA III covers Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putman counties.
Nichols graduated from Glenville State College in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in music and mathematics education, and went on to obtain a master’s degree in education administration from West Virginia Graduate College in 1978. After being a music teacher for several years, he went on to serve in different administrative roles in Clay County. He served as the director of staff development and media services for RESA III for four years before becoming the director.
Nichols will retire at the end of this month with a total of 40 years in the education profession in West Virginia.