Documents Required 

  1. Interested persons, including individuals having previously applied to the Logan County Board of Education for selection to fill this position, must forward the following hardcopy documents to the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA):
  • a letter expressing interest in the position
  • a current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • three letters of reference and contact information for each reference
  • answers to four questions listed at the end of this webpage
  • magisterial district

Note: Electronic submission of these documents will not be accepted.

2. Forward documents to the West Virginia School Board Association, P.O. Box 1008, Charleston, WV 25324. Applicants are encouraged to forward documents using certified mail.

3. Applications must be postmarked by 4 p.m. on March 29, 2019.

Additional Process Procedures

  • The State Superintendent of Schools will make the appointment.
  • The West Virginia School Board Association’s role is to limited to collecting hardcopy documents as outlined above and providing these to the State Superintendent of Schools upon the closure deadline for applying for the position.
  • In making his decision, the State Superintendent of Schools will review all documents, including résumés or curriculum vitae as well as responses to the four narrative questions. As part of this review, the State Superintendent may require an applicant or applicants to forward additional documents.
  • Upon review of all applicants’ documents provided, the State Superintendent reserves the right to reopen the process or to use an alternate means of making the appointment.

Other considerations

  • The applicant appointed by the State Superintendent of Schools cannot, when assuming office, reside in a magisterial where two county board members currently reside. No one can thwart an individual from seeking election to a county board in which, if elected, they could not serve. Current Logan County Board of Education members represent the following magisterial districts: West Magisterial District (one member), East Magisterial District (two members) and Central Magisterial District (one member). Thus, the appointed county board member, when seated in office, must reside either in the West or Central Magisterial Districts.
  • The State Superintendent is not required to appoint a former member of the Logan County Board of Education to the position or someone having previously sought the position by election.
  • The term for the appointed member concludes June 30, 2020.
  • The State Superintendent’s action does not preclude the appointed member from seeking election to the position in the county board of education election to be held in conjunction with the May 2020 Primary Election.
  • The appointed member is required to receive school board training prescribed in statute.

Applicant Questions

As part of the State Superintendent’s application process, each applicant should respond to the four questions listed.

  1. In terms of setting vision, goals and policies for the Logan County Board of Education, how do you define the role of the county board and of the county superintendent?
  2. What are the three top goals you wish to accomplish as a member of the Logan County Board of Education and how will these goals advance Logan County Schools?
  3. What are the main issues facing Logan County Schools and how do you think the Logan County Board of Education should respond to these issues? Given that you will be one member of a five-member county board, how can you effectively ensure your leadership attributes can influence county board decision-making given that other ideas will be proposed regarding these issues?
  4. Why are you the best candidate for this position?


Direct all inquiries to Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., WVSBA Executive Director,