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RESA 4 Hires a New Executive Director

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January 08, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) announced on Wednesday that they have hired a new Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) 4 executive director. David Warvel will take the lead position at RESA 4 in February 2014.

“I am excited about this hire,” said Tom Campbell, WVBE member and interview committee participant. “I really felt the hiring process was enlightening, well organized and every county within RESA 4 was part of this decision.”

Warvel, who has family and a home in the Mountain State, most recently served as superintendent of Bradford Exempted Village Schools in Bradford, Ohio. Warvel has nearly 20 years of experience as a public school administrator and teacher.  He earned his undergraduate degree in elementary education from Anderson University in Indiana and his master’s degree in school administration from Bowling Green State University in Kentucky.

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 4 serves a six-county region. These counties include Braxton, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster. Warvel permanently fills the position left vacant by A.J. Rogers.

For more information, please contact Liza Cordeiro in the West Virginia Department of Education Communication Office at (304)-558-2699.

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