WV Board of Education Names a New Mingo County School Superintendent

September 27, 2002

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education today announces Brenda Skibo as the new superintendent of Mingo County Schools.  

“This is an exciting time for the Board and Mingo County Schools,” said Board of Education President J.D. Morris. “Ms. Skibo will be an invaluable addition to the educational team in Mingo County.”  

Skibo joins Mingo County after serving Logan County Schools for 23 years. She began her career as a business teacher in 1979. After teaching for 18 years, Skibo was named principal of the Ralph R. Willis Vocation School in Logan, West Virginia. In 1992, Skibo was named assistant superintendent for Logan County Schools and served in that position until she was named superintendent in 2001.  

“I feel honored to have this wonderful opportunity to serve the students of Mingo County,” said Skibo. “I believe success comes to the prepared mind and I want to prepare the children.”  

The West Virginia Board of Education and the Mingo County School Board worked in cooperation in their effort to find a replacement for the current Mingo County superintendent, David Temple. Temple is leaving Mingo County to pursue other educational opportunities. Ms. Skibo will begin her new position on October 21, 2002.  

“Ms. Skibo has a proven track record and I am confident she will continue to lead Mingo County on the road to improvement,” said West Virginia School Superintendent David Stewart. “She was chosen because of her strong performance in all areas of the educational system.”  

The West Virginia Board of Education took control of the Mingo County education system in February 1998.