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Dr. Kathy D'Antoni Inducted into Harless Hall of Fame

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May 16, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Dr. Kathy D'Antoni, Associate State Superintendent of Schools with the West Virginia Department of Education, Division of Technical, Adult and Institutional Education Services was inducted into the June Harless Hall of Fame during its 12th annual induction ceremony at Marshall University on Thursday, May 15.

Kathy D'Antoni The College of Education and Professional Development's June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development hosted the ceremony to show appreciation and recognition for educators and stakeholders who have been identified as outstanding contributors to West Virginia's educational system with special focus on the rural areas.

"We look at what people have accomplished in the past and the potential their projects hold for the future of education in the state," said Dr. Stan Maynard, Executive Director of the June Harless Center. "The induction ceremony is a great opportunity to shine a light on our educators, to celebrate their accomplishments and to support future education initiatives for rural West Virginia."

D'Antoni is the former vice chancellor of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. She also worked with the tech prep initiative at Marshall and later as the state director for tech prep.

"I have been in education a long time," D'Antoni said. "I never dreamed I would be honored for something that is my passion, something I love to do anyway. I'm very appreciative."

The ceremony also recognized Dr. James Phares, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools for his unwavering support of West Virginia education initiatives.

The mission of the June Harless Center is to provide leadership in educational initiatives for West Virginia educators and students, and to provide educators and families of rural West Virginia with a support system that addresses educational issues, sustains school improvement and provides positive growth in all educational factors.

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