The Board reviewed Stewart’s and Seal’s performance over the past year during its June Board meeting which took place in Hampshire County and the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
Both of the Board of Education employees were found to have done exemplary work and were highly praised by Board members.
“It is no surprise to report that we are exceptionally pleased with Dr. Stewart’s work on behalf of the Board, West Virginia Department of Education staff and the educational community,” said Board Member Paul Morris.
David Stewart was named West Virginia Superintendent of Schools in March 2000. Prior to assuming the superintendency, Stewart served since 1998 as assistant state superintendent in charge of administrative services. He also worked as an assistant division chief at the Department of Education from 1993-96.
Dr. Kenna Seal has served as director of the OEPA since its inception in July 1998. A native of Braxton County, Seal served as superintendent for Braxton County Schools for 22 years. He also worked as an assistant superintendent for Calhoun County Schools.
“We would like to express our support for and commend the outstanding work of Dr. Seal particularly during some trying and exceptionally difficult circumstances and times,” said Morris. “He has been and remains in sync with the goals of the Board and we thank him publicly for his remarkable efforts and results.”
The Board of Education gathered for its monthly meeting on June 10, 2004.