Retired educator and school administrator Stanley Stewart was recently chosen by the Marshall County Board of Education to serve as the school district’s temporary leader. He was sworn in Tuesday evening, during a special board meeting, as the interim Marshall County Schools Superintendent.
Stewart began his career with Marshall County Schools in 1966 as an Industrial Arts schoolteacher at Union High School before transferring to John Marshall High School in 1968 where he taught the same subject. In 1970, Stewart became a school counselor at Moundsville Junior High. From there he served as Cameron High School Principal, beginning in 1972 until 1977.
Stewart’s next move within the county was to the board office when he accepted the position as Vocational Director, now known as Career & Technical Education (CTE). After spending 11 years as CTE Director, he was promoted to assistant superintendent in 1988.
In 1992, Stewart left Marshall County Schools to take a job as the Regional Education Service Agency 6 Executive Director (RESA 6). Bellaire Local Schools hired him as the district’s superintendent in 2001, a position he held until his retirement in 2004. Stewart has approximately 40 years of experience working with students, faculty, staff and school administrators.
He has devoted most of his life to public service. Stewart was a Marshall County Commissioner from 2014 through 2016. He is currently the vice-president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of several community and civic groups.
The BOE has presented Stewart the task of helping the school system through a transitional period. He will fill the role of interim superintendent until Sunday, June 30, 2019, at which time a permanent superintendent will take the lead.