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Pendleton County Superintendent Named West Virginia Superintendent of the Year

July 08, 2014

Superintendent Doug Lambert to represent West Virginia in San Diego, California

Wheeling, W.Va. — Doug Lambert, Superintendent of Pendleton County Schools, has been chosen by his peers as the 2014 West Virginia Superintendent of the Year. Superintendent Lambert will represent West Virginia in the National Superintendent of the Year competition in San Diego, California in February, 2015. Lambert has been superintendent in Pendleton County since 2005. His résumé includes the following:

  • 2002 - March 2005 — Principal, Pendleton County Middle/High School
  • 1999 - 2002 — Work Based Learning Coordinator, South Branch Career/Tech Center
  • 1997 - 1999 — Principal, Petersburg High School
  • 1992 - 1997 — Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Petersburg High School

Doug has testified before various education and finance committees of the West Virginia legislature promoting various educational issues in West Virginia, including being part of a group advocating for and successfully obtaining substantial reform in the state school funding formula. Doug is also consulted by various legislators when public school legislation is being considered. By doing so, Doug has raised the profile for superintendents and school administrators in West Virginia as persons who can be counted on to provide significant input regarding education reform and educational related legislation. Doug also serves on the State Superintendent's Advisory Council and the West Virginia Board of Education appointed Commission on School District Governance & Administration.

Doug has been a member of WVASA for many years and has served the organization in the offices of Treasurer, Vice President, Legislative Chair, and now, President. He has also served on the Executive Committee for several years. As mentioned above, Doug is a recognized leader in public education in West Virginia, and his opinions as WVASA president are sought after by various constituent groups affecting PK-12 education, thus raising the profile of the WVASA and its membership.

Doug has tremendous ability to communicate with different groups, whether it be parents, staff, students, board members, legislators, citizens, etc. He has a unique ability to promote compromise, but is able to stand on principle when necessary. One of his greatest strengths is letting others know their opinions count. Doug has worked hard to provide financial stability for Pendleton County, a county without an excess levy of any kind. He has also challenged administration to find room for hiring interventionists while maintaining a balanced budget. Student performance has improved dramatically during his tenure and various rankings show Pendleton County at or near the top of the state in student performance. Doug is a modest person who is every effective in achieving results. While serving the state of West Virginia in several statewide capacities, Doug has not forgotten that his number one priority is to serve the students and citizens of Pendleton County.

For more information contact Liza Cordeiro in the Office of Communication at 304-558-2699.

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