Charleston, W.Va. - During the West Virginia Board of Education's (WVBE) monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 10, Deputy Superintendent of Schools Charles K. Heinlein, who retires at the end of the month, received a proclamation from West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for his years of dedication and service to the education system of the state. WVBE President Gayle Manchin and State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Martirano presented Heinlein with the proclamation.
On behalf of the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the WVBE, Dr. Martirano read the proclamation statements that describe Heinlein's unwavering commitment, true passion and selfless dedication to the children of West Virginia. Heinlein's legacy of challenging young minds and nurturing the spark of learning for countless citizens began on August 1, 1973.
The proclamation recognized Heinlein as an educator who has influenced many young minds. It is also states that Heinlein exemplified leadership and has twice willingly served as the West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools. Board members and WVDE staff applauded Heinlein with the final proclamation statement: Whereas, Mr. Heinlein's legacy will remain quilted within the fabric of West Virginia for generations to come.
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