UPDATE: WV Board of Education votes Michael Martirano as new sup - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

UPDATE: WV Board of Education votes Michael Martirano as new superintendent

Posted: Updated:
  • EducationMore>>

  • Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

    Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:58 GMT
    With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.
    With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.
  • WLU offers new masters degree

    WLU offers new masters degree

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:00:14 GMT
    At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.
    At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.

  • Charles Town teacher to build school

    Charles Town teacher to build school

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:00:13 GMT
    Nancy SturmNancy Sturm
    Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.
    Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:48:24 GMT
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
  • Wayne Lumber sawmill faces $85K penalty for OSHA safety and health violations

    Wayne Lumber sawmill faces $85K penalty for OSHA safety and health violations

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:07:16 GMT
    Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. faces $85,080 in proposed penalties for safety and health hazards at its sawmill in Wayne, West Virginia following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Wayne Lumber and Mulch Inc. faces $85,080 in proposed penalties for safety and health hazards at its sawmill in Wayne, West Virginia following two investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • ASBDC to honor small business coach

    ASBDC to honor small business coach

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:00:15 GMT
    America's Small Business Development Centers recently announced James Epling has been selected as the West Virginia 2014 State Star. The ASBDC State Star honors outstanding employees from Small Business Development Centers.
    America's Small Business Development Centers recently announced James Epling has been selected as the West Virginia 2014 State Star. The ASBDC State Star honors outstanding employees from Small Business Development Centers.

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m., July 1:

The West Virginia Board of Education confirmed July 1 that its members have hired Michael Martirano as the new state superintendent of schools.

A board of education spokesperson said the vote for Martirano, a Maryland native, was unanimous.

Original Story, June 25:

The West Virginia Board of Education is ready to announce the name of its likely selection for state superintendent.

A statement from WVBE President Gayle Manchin June 25, describes the WVBE search process and announces the “expectation” that Michael Martirano “will be nominated and elected as the state superintendent of schools.”

The announcement came a day after the department selected Charles Heinlein, deputy state superintendent, to serve as state superintendent on a temporary basis so James Phares could retire from the post June 30. Click HERE for our coverage of that story.

The national search firm Ray and Associates Inc. “engaged with 248 individuals,” according to the news release, and 64 candidates from 43 different states submitted applications for the position.

Martirano is serving in his ninth year as superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools in Leonardtown, Maryland, according to the news release, and he currently is the longest-serving superintendent in Maryland. Martirano has served as a teacher, principal and district superintendent in Maryland and currently serves as president of the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland.

“Born in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland, the grandson of a coal miner, Dr. Martirano understands the need for improved student achievement in West Virginia and has demonstrated a record of success in this area,” the news release states. “He is an energetic and passionate leader, an excellent communicator and possesses a unique set of skills, talents and experience that will positively impact West Virginia’s 282,000 students.

“The WVBE looks forward to introducing Dr. Martirano to the public at the July 9 WVBE meeting in Charleston.”