The Marshall County Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday evening to appoint the next Superintendent of Schools. BOE members voted unanimously to hire Dr. Shelby Haines as the new Marshall County Schools Superintendent.
Dr. Haines began her career with Marshall County Schools in 1997 at Central Elementary School as a teacher. She has held many positions within the district including teacher, school psychologist and transition specialist. She currently serves as the county’s Director of Special Programs.
Dr. Haines holds certifications in mathematics, special education, school psychology and education administration. In 2009 she earned her doctoral degree from West Virginia University and in 2013 she earned a Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University. In addition to working for Marshall County Schools, Dr. Haines has held positions within higher education at Bethany College, West Liberty University and West Virginia University.
“I am honored the board has chosen me for this position. I look forward to working with board members, county personnel, parents and the community. We will work together to apply the best practices and build a school system that meets the needs of all children,” Dr. Haines stated in response to accepting the superintendency. Stanley Stewart will continue as Interim Superintendent until Dr. Haines begins her tenure Monday, July 1, 2019. That’s when her first year of a two year contract will begin.