"The Education Alliance Honors Ten School Administrators"
Seventh graders at a Lincoln County school improve their WESTEST scores by an average of 34 points. In Greenbrier County, Rupert Elementary school uses technology to enhance and develop the delivery of education to students.
These are some of the success stories of ten West Virginia public school administrators that have been recognized by The Education Alliance’s Student Educational and Economic Development Success (SEEDS) program. SEEDS is an exclusive professional development experience for public school principals in West Virginia that links them with a seasoned business CEO and a professional education consultant.
Each team develops and executes a business plan targeting key challenges at their schools. Participating schools will/have receive/received $50,000 over two years to help support their program’s goals and objectives.
Learn how each principal incorporated the SEEDS program below.
- Belinda Toney, principal of Harts Intermediate
- Vickie Nutter, principal of Nicholas County Career and Technical Center (NCCTC)
- Leatha Williams, principal of Rupert Elementary
- Steve Taylor, principal of Van Devender Middle
- Helen Curry, principal of Williamson Middle
- Barbara Upton, principal of Evans Elementary
- Brenda Chadwell, principal of Geary Elementary/Middle
- Jeffrey Woofter, assistant principal of Oak Glen High
- Sara Stapleton, principal of Wayne High
- Joseph Paolo, principal of Weir Middle
In addition to the funding received for their projects, three schools were selected as SEEDS Schools of the Year. Van Devender Middle and Rupert Elementary were selected as co-recipients for Cohort 2; and Oak Glen High was selected as the Cohort 3 SEEDS School of the Year.