Michele Blatt is the Deputy State Superintendent of Schools for the State of West Virginia. As Deputy State Superintendent, Ms. Blatt provides organizational leadership to ensure implementation of the West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) strategic plan, directs daily operations for all WVDE Divisions, and facilitates coordination of support for the State’s fifty-five county school districts.
Ms. Blatt has enjoyed a distinguished career in education for over twenty-five years with experience as a teacher and principal prior to coming to the WVDE as the Leadership Development Coordinator. Since joining the WVDE in 2007, she has earned promotions through the roles of Executive Director of the Office of School Improvement, Chief Accountability Officer and Assistant Superintendent for the Division of Support and Accountability. Her professional focus has centered on turning around low-performing schools and providing a variety of strategies, tools and resources to meet the individual needs of these schools. Michele’s personal devotion to supporting every child’s well-being serves as her moral compass and has led to her professional success.