BOE extends George’s contract

ELKINS – The Randolph County Board of Education announced Tuesday the contract of Superintendent of Schools Terry George has been extended by three years.

The BOE voted on the matter during a closed personnel meeting last week, officials said.

George said the board completed his evaluation earlier in January, but the terms of the contract have not yet been revealed.

“I am very excited to work with the board, staff and students of Randolph County,” George said. “The extension offers me the opportunity to move forward with the programs we have in place and offers the opportunity to work with the principals, who are an integral part to developing our plant to improve student achievement.”

George said he enjoys working with the staff of Randolph County schools.

“I am really looking forward to the next three years,” George said. “I am excited to be in Randolph County.”

Randolph County Board of Education President Lisa Wamsley said the board feels George has done an outstanding job in advancing Randolph County Schools.

“We decided to offer him a three-year contract extension,” Wamsley said. “He has a strategic plan that follows our five-year plan and beyond. He possesses a vision for the future to advance education in Randolph County schools.”

Wamsley said George has done an excellent job in maintaining the long-range plan put into place by the former superintendent.

“Terry is a very dedicated employee, who has a vested interest in Randolph County,” she said. “As a superintendent, he continues to develop his leadership skills. We are happy he agreed to accept the extension.”

George took his official oath of office as superintendent of Randolph County’s schools during the July 1 ,2013 Board of Education meeting. He was appointed interim superintendent on Dec. 26, 2012, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Dr. James Phares, who then accepted the position of the state superintendent of schools. Phares had served as Randolph’s superintendent since 2009.