As the leader of the western-most school district in West Virginia, Superintendent Todd Alexander said his education philosophy has always been, “every moment counts.”
“We have to take advantage of every minute in the classroom to engage and challenge students. As a district, our hedgehog concept is ‘instructional leadership.’ We want to have the best instructional staff in the state and to create a climate that nurtures and challenges teachers to constantly improve instructional practice for the benefit of our students.”
With 6,500 students across 18 school sites, Superintendent Alexander said Wayne County is blessed with outstanding staff including phenomenal teachers who are committed to facilitating outstanding student achievement.
“Our students are thoughtful and caring and regularly display a commitment to their education and the community. The joy for the Superintendent’s job comes from providing students with opportunities – rigorous, challenging educational opportunities and engaging classrooms.”
Prior to his position as superintendent, Alexander earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1994 and his master’s degree in leadership studies in 2000, both from Marshall University. Before becoming the district’s superintendent in 2017, he served in leadership roles with Cabell County Schools and Huntington High School. He said his 26 years of education experience and 21 years of administrative experience has prepared him to lead Wayne County Schools in the right direction.
Alexander has been married to his wife Natonya for 27 years, and together they share two sons: Troy, age 26, and Anthony, age 24.
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