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Highley Hired As New Tyler County Schools Superintendent

By Staff | Jun 12, 2019

Shane Highley

Tyler County Schools have hired Shane Highley as their new Superintendent of Schools, replacing Robin Daquilante who retired after 40 years service to Tyler County as a teacher, administrator, and Superintendent.

Highley graduated from WVU in 2005 with a masters degree in Middle School Science and Elementary Education. In 2006 he received his Special Education Certification from Ohio Valley University, and in 2008 he received his certification for Principal and Superintendent from Salem International University.

Highley taught Special Education at Short Line School and Valley High School in Wetzel County from 2005-2009. He was Principal at Short Line School from 2010-2014. He then became director of Elementary Curriculum/Federal Programs and Pre-K for Wetzel County School from 2014-2017. From 2017-2019 he was hired as Assistant Superintendent /Personnel Director for Wetzel County Schools – a position he held prior to his new job as Superintendent of Tyler County Schools.

“I have enjoyed my years working in Wetzel County Schools. But I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life working with the staff of Tyler County Schools,” said Highley. “First I need to thank the Board Members of Tyler County Schools for giving me this opportunity to be the Superintendent of Schools.”

Highley says he is truely humbled and blessed. He added Tyler County has a rich history of academic excellence and his challenge is to maintain that and help take it to the next level. He said he’s been able to work a little with the central office staff already and he’s super impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go above and beyond for the students of Tyler County.

“I can’t wait to meet the staff and begin the new school year. In the end, it is not about Shane Highley being the superintendent of Tyler County Schools, it is about everyone who works for Tyler County Schools, working hard, taking pride in what they do, and caring for the students of Tyler County Schools,” added Highley.

He said he wants to make sure that every child who comes through Tyler County Schools receives the skill to be productive, forward thinking members of an ever changing society.