New Superintendent for Fayette County Schools

June 16, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A long time educator and leader has been appointed by the state Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Martirano, as the new Fayette County Superintendent of Schools. Terry George will take the reins of the county school system on July 1.

In selecting George, Dr. Martirano noted his extensive experience in curriculum and instruction, facilities, and supervision. Martirano stated, "I am pleased that Mr. George is motivated to serve Fayette County Schools and look forward to the leadership he will provide to building community relationships and furthering the success of all Fayette County students."

"The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) is appreciative of Mr. George accepting the challenge to serve and is looking forward to working with him," said WVBE President Gayle Manchin.

"It is a great honor to be appointed as the county superintendent and I will strive to serve the students, educators and citizens of Fayette County to the best of my abilities. I am excited to get started in this new role," George said.

George took his current role as the Randolph County Superintendent on July 1, 2013, after serving as the county's interim superintendent since December 2012 and the assistant superintendent from 2006.

Prior to his employment on the county level, George served as the principal at North Elementary School, assistant principal at Elkins Middle and a social studies teacher at both Elkins Middle and High schools. His career as an educator with Randolph County Schools began in 1979.

George holds a bachelor's degree in History from Davis and Elkins College and a master's degree in Education Administration from West Virginia University.

The current Fayette County Superintendent, Dr. Serena Starcher, will be resuming her former position as the county's associate superintendent. The WVBE intervened in Fayette County in 2010 citing student achievement and facility issues.

For more information, contact the West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Communication, at (304) 558-2699.

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