Harrison County BOE Names New Principal at Lincoln High School - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Harrison County BOE Names New Principal at Lincoln High School

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:56:27 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
  • WVU Public Relation Students Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Students Help A Local Non-Profit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:54:27 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • WVU Nursing Works to Educate Christian Help Clients on Healthy Eating

    WVU Nursing Works to Educate Christian Help Clients on Healthy Eating

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:43:41 GMT
    Eating healthy on a tight budget doesn't have to be a struggle. WVU Nursing students have been teaching Christian Help clients how to eat healthy using items found in Christian Help's food pantry. Students
    Eating healthy on a tight budget doesn't have to be a struggle. WVU Nursing students have been teaching Christian Help clients how to eat healthy using items found in Christian Help's food pantry. Students
CLARKSBURG -

The Harrison County Board of Education met on Tuesday and named a new principal for Lincoln High School.

Harrison County Superintendent Susan Collins had the task of recommending someone to fill the principal position that will take effect at the beginning of the next school year, because the school's current principal, Brad Underwood, is retiring.

The decision was down to James Lopez, current South Harrison High School principal, and the vice principal of Lincoln High School, Gary Oldaker.

Collins recommended Lopez, and the board voted unanimously in favor of that decision.

Collins said this will get Lopez back to his Alma Mater.

"He graduated from Lincoln High School in one of the first few years that school was built. This was an opportunity for him to come home. He resides in Lumberport, and this is an opportunity to be where his children will go to school, and it will be closer to home for him," Collins said.

Collins will now be looking to fill the vacant principal position at South Harrison High School.

Collins said the board received almost 70 letters from concerned citizens regarding the principal's decision.  Collins said that showed how much the community is involved in Lincoln High School. 

Also at the Board of Education meeting, the board voted 3-2 against funding $500,000 to Robert C Byrd High School for a new turf football field.