State Superintendent of Schools

Photo of Charles K. Heinlein Charles K. Heinlein

Charles K. Heinlein is West Virginia's 29th state superintendent of schools, assuming the role on July 1, 2014.

As superintendent, Heinlein oversees West Virginia's public school system, which includes 55 individual school districts, serving about 282,000 students in preschool through 12th grade with an operating budget in excess of $2.5 billion.

He received his bachelor's degree in social studies at West Virginia Institute of Technology and taught social studies in the middle and high school levels for 13 years. Heinlein did graduate work in political science at West Virginia University and Curriculum and Instruction at Salem College. He completed his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton and served in three West Virginia high schools as the Principal for 20 years. He has worked as a consultant in 35 counties in West Virginia and for the Appalachian Systemic Initiative through the Appalachian Regional Comprehensive Center in Leadership Development.

During his career Heinlein has been recognized as a Milken Educator in 1996 and a Leader of Learning in the State of West Virginia in 2001. He served as a state representative to the National Assessment Governing Board regarding increasing NAEP scores in the senior year of high school.

You may reach the superintendent at:

Superintendent's Interpretations Website

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