“I have had four successful years as state superintendent,” said Stewart.
“The West Virginia Department of Education is on the right track and that has been demonstrated through both internal and external assessments. But I feel it is time for new leadership and a new vision.”
Dr. Stewart began his career in education in 1972 as an elementary teacher and later served as an elementary school principal. Dr. Stewart worked in West Virginia and Delaware for more than 15 years in the areas of purchasing, finance, business, accounting and as treasurer. In 1990, he became assistant superintendent for a county school system in West Virginia and was named a county superintendent in 1993.
Prior to becoming state superintendent of schools in March 2000, Dr. Stewart served as assistant superintendent in charge of administrative services for the West Virginia Department of Education, beginning in 1998. He also worked as an assistant division chief at the Department from 1993-96.
“For me it has always been about the children and that is what I will truly miss,” added Stewart. “I am confident that the staff of the West Virginia Department of Education will continue to do amazing things for our teachers and students.”