Superintendent's Posting








1. QUALIFICATIONS:   An applicant must satisfy the Tucker County Board of Education that, if appointed, he or she will comply with the qualification criteria of West Virginia Code §18-4-2 before entering into the duties of superintendent on July 1, 2018. The §18-4-2 electronic link is:  



The above-stated statutory qualifications are minimum qualifications. Consideration shall be afforded to applicants who possess qualifications that meet and exceed the minimum requirements for the position. 


Tucker County Board of Education Search Coordinator’s Note:   Before applying for the position, an interested applicant having any questions regarding qualifications, including certification criteria established in West Virginia Board of Education Policy §5202, may wish to contact Robert Hagerman, Executive Director / Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure / West Virginia Department of Education. His preferred contact information is The telephone number is 304-558-7010. 


Additionally, interested applicants should refrain from addressing inquiries relative to qualifications to the West Virginia School Board Association, which is providing superintendent search services to the Tucker County Board of Education, or to any member or members of the Tucker County Board of Education. 


After the successful candidate is chosen by the Board, he or she will be required, as a condition of employment, to file with the Board’s President the tuberculosis certifications required by West Virginia Code §18-4-2. 


Applicants should not submit these certifications with their application. 


2. RESIDENCY:   The applicant who is awarded the position must, throughout his or her tenure as superintendent, satisfy the statuary residency requirement for county superintendent, which is that he or she be a resident of West Virginia and a resident of Tucker County or a contiguous county in West Virginia. 


3. DUTIES:   As established by West Virginia §18-4-10, the county superintendent shall “Act  


as the chief executive officer of the county board as may be delineated in his or her contract or other written agreement with the county board, and, under the direction of the state board, execute all its education policies.” The superintendent shall have all such other duties as specified in (a) West Virginia Code (including, without limitation, W. Va. Code §§ 18-4-10, 18-4-11 and 18-5-25), (b) the policies of the West Virginia Board of Education, and (c) Tucker County Board of Education policies.  


4. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:   A written contract for a period of one to four years, beginning July 1, 2018, shall be issued in accordance with West Virginia Code §18-4-1.  


5. SALARY:   Negotiable, commensurate upon qualifications and experience, including experience as a county schools superintendent, school administrator, principal or in a similar position, providing that qualifications as described in part 1, above, are met.  


6. BENEFITS:   The Tucker County Board of Education makes available to all qualifying employees certain benefits. The superintendent may participate and receive these benefits upon the same terms and conditions that apply to other employees. Benefits may include: medical insurance, optical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid personal leave, vacation (261-day contract), Social Security,  

Workers’ Compensation, and West Virginia retirement. Provision of other benefits will be subject to negotiations with Tucker County Board of Education before the contract of employment is finalized.  


7. EVALUATION:   Evaluation of the county superintendent shall be in accordance with West Virginia Code §18-4-6, West Virginia Board of Education Policy 5309 and any ap-plicable Tucker County Board of Education policies.  




(a) Forward a brief letter expressing interest in the position which should be accompanied by 1)                                                                                     pertinent documents regarding credentials, professional experience and related details, 2) current resume or curriculum vitae and 3) three letters of reference to:  


(b) Tucker County Superintendent Search  

c/o West Virginia School Board Association  

PO Box 1008  

Charleston, WV 25324  


(c) Without exception all documents must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2018.  


9.  ASSOCIATION’S ROLE:  The West Virginia School Board Association’s (WVSBA) role in this search and selection process includes (a) making available, through various venues and formats, information regarding the position vacancy, including how one may apply for the position, (b) gathering of search-process generated information, including letters of application and related items, for submission to the county board, (c) preparing, for board approval, items to be included in any final contract and, if approved by the board under separate agreement with the Association, preparing a contract for the successful applicant/finalist having been appointed by the county board, (d) completing, to the satisfaction of the county board, such other duties, responsibilities and attendant services as may be agreed upon by the Tucker County Board of Education and the Association.  


In fulfilling its role, as described in the foregoing paragraph, the Association shall strive to remain neutral with respect to the candidacy of any applicant or finalist for the superintendent position. The Association will not sponsor or promote any candidate. Nor will the Association advocate against any candidate(s) or finalist(s). The evaluation of any candidate(s) or finalist(s) qualifications is an exclusive function of the Tucker County Board of Education.  


10. CONTACTING OF MEMBERS:   As requested by the Board, please refrain from contacting Tucker County Board of Education Members in context of the selection process.  


11. DISCLOSURE OF APPLICANT’S NAMES:   The Tucker County Board of Education reserves the right to disclose the identities of the applicants for this position in the context of the selection procedure, including, but not limited to, those applicants selected for interview by the board for the position of county superintendent. Such disclosure may, for example, result from public interviews, other public forums where public input and comment may be solicited, or in response to requests made under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In the event of such disclosure, as slated within context of the superintendent search procedure, the president of the Tucker County Board of Education will notify any or all the applicants who may be affected by the request in advance of such disclosure(s).  


12. DEADLINE:   Deadline for receipt of application and letter of interest in position is 4:00 p.m., June 8, 2018.  


13. NON-DISCRIMINATION:   As required by Federal laws and regulations, the Tucker County Board  

does not discriminate based on sex, race, color, religion, disability, age or national origin in employment or in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities.  


14. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT SPECIFICS:   2 elementary-middle schools (Pre-K-8); 1 Pre-K wing at the board office containing 3 Pre-K classrooms; 1 high school, with attached career technology center; 1035 students; 103 professional personnel; 4 central office administrators including the superintendent; 59 service personnel; $12 million budget; no excess levy.  

For additional information regarding the Tucker County, WV, School District visit  



Tucker County contains abundant recreational opportunities for hunting, hiking, biking, skiing, boating, and four-wheeling; it hosts a vibrant arts community featuring multiple galleries, studios, and live music at the Purple Fiddle (; and three small town micro-breweries.  

Additional Tucker County information includes: Formed in 1856 from Randolph County and named for Henry St. George Tucker (1780 – 1848), an eminent jurist and statesman of Virginia. Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley State Park and part of the Monongahela National Forest are in this county. Leading industries are Kingsford Charcoal, Hinchcliff Lumber Co., coal, and timber. County seat is Parsons. Source: West Virginia Blue Book.  


16. GENERAL TUCKER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH QUESTIONS:   Contact Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., W. Va. School Board Association Executive Director / Tucker County Board of Education Superintendent Search Coordinator, using 304-346-0571 (office) or 304-549-9463 (mobile).  


Preferred email address is