picture by: Photo by Joselyn King
Triadelphia Middle School will have a new principal at the helm for the 2022-23 school year in August.
Andrew Seals, currently a physical education and health teacher at the school, was endorsed for the job by members of the Ohio County School Board on Monday evening.
“I’m ready to start an exciting chapter in my career,” he told them. “I can’t wait to get started, together with the staff, on making Triadelphia (Middle School) the best it can be.”
Seals noted that the first principal he worked for was current school board member Christine Carder.
“I hope I taught you well,” she told him.
Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones thanked the interview committee that worked together to select the new director. Walt Saunders, director of assessment and federal programs for Ohio County Schools, chaired the committee, which also included JoJo Shay, innovation coordinator; Nicole Shepherd, Behavioral Specialist and Alternative Education Coordinator; Andrea Trio, Principal of Madison Elementary School; and Ceara Coates, Stefan Moray and Scott Hunley, teachers at Triadelphia Middle School.
Seals will succeed Ann Coleman, who is retiring at the end of the current school year.
Separately, Jones reported that the surface placed on the Wheeling Park High School track last year had already begun to deteriorate. The good news is that it’s under warranty, he added.
“The company that installed the track is going to completely resurface because it is collapsing in a few areas,” he told board members.
It will be repainted afterwards and school officials will be present to ensure “there are no discrepancies”, he added.
Superintendent Kim Miller announced that Sheryl Long will be retiring as the countywide speech pathologist assigned to West Liberty Elementary School effective June. 30. Long has worked for Ohio County Schools for 31 years.
The council will then meet at 6 p.m. on June 13 at the council office, 2203 National Road, Elm Grove.