Mike Wells
Mike WellsSuperintendent
Pleasants County Schools

Since July 2011, Superintendent Mike Wells has served as a leader for the Pleasant County Schools community. Superintendent Wells said he believes it is a shared responsibility to educate our students to become career and/or college ready to be productive adults in this changing world.

“Pleasants County has a long-established tradition to provide the very best for our students and families. I am an educator because I always strive to do what’s in the best interest of our kids. I am fortunate to have the ability to do just that for the last eleven years as superintendent with wonderful board members and community support.”

As a resident of Pleasants County for the past 28 years, Superintendent Wells said he Ioves the community environment which places great importance on the education system.

“Our schools are the center of Pleasants County. I have had the opportunity to partner with the Pleasants County community to the build the new St. Marys High School, which opened in January 2014. The relationships I have been able to establish have been a blessing, and I appreciate the opportunity to work with staff members as well as the entire Pleasants County community.”

Superintendent Wells earned his bachelor’s degree from West Liberty State College, his master’s degree from West Virginia University and his Ed.S. from Marshall University. With more than 30 years of experience in education, Superintendent Wells has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal, prior to his role as superintendent.

Getting To Know Superintendent Wells

  • Favorite Book: “They are with you… Win or Tie” by Dr. Harold Carl

  • Favorite Movies: “Rudy” because it’s an inspirational movie about determination and perseverance.

  • Favorite Song: “Country Roads” by John Denver
  • Favorite Hobbies: “I love to play golf and hunt. My wife Helen, a school psychologist, and I have been married for 30 years. I have a daughter, Catie, and son, Drew.  Both my children played golf at the collegiate level and are graduates of St. Marys High School. Catie graduated from West Liberty University in 2016, and Drew graduated from Fairmont State University in 2021.” When asked what is something that might surprise his colleagues, Superintendent Wells said he was a West Virginia State Wrestling Champion. 

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia School Superintendents’ Association (WVASA) | President (2021-2022)
  • West Virginia School Superintendents’ Association (WVASA) | Vice President (2020-2021)
  • West Virginia School Superintendents’ Association (WVASA) | Secretary/Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • School Superintendents’ Association (ASA) | Member