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Daquilante named Superintendent

By Staff | Mar 3, 2010

Robin Daquilante

A familiar name was announced at The Tyler County Board of Education meeting on Monday night when the new superintendent was named.

Robin Daquilante, Principal at Sistersville Elementary School will start her new duties as superintendent starting in July. A two-week period of advertising the position vacancy statewide resulted in five applicants for the position. Three of those were selected and interviewed by the Board of Education.

Daquilante received her undergraduate and Masters degrees from Salem College. She began her career in Tyler County in 1979 as a fourth-grade teacher at Sistersville Elementary School, a position she held for seven years.

After leaving Tyler County for a short time, she returned to Sistersville Elementary in 1987 as a third-grade teacher, then joined the faculty in opening Tyler Consolidated Middle School in 1993 where she taught for 13 years before becoming the principal at S.E.S.

“Mr. Hoover has laid the foundation for 21st Century instruction and learning in Tyler County,” said Daquilante.

“My goal is to continue that work by providing our staff and students with the tools they need for 21st Century learning. Tyler County has the reputation of excellence in the state of West Virginia and we hope to continue that reputation well into the 21st Century.”

“I am very excited,” stated Daquilante.

Jeff Hoover, Superintendent of Tyler County Schools announced his retirement in January to provide the Board of Education ample time to employ his successor to assure the system continues to run smoothly during the next superintendent’s transition.

Also attending the meeting was Julie Yutzy, FBLA Advisor and President Andrew VanCamp. They were on hand at the meeting to update the board on the upcoming National Conference to be held in Nashville. Yutzy also informed them that 14 FBLA students are going to the State Conference.

The next regular meeting will be held on March 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Tyler County Board of Education Office at Tyler Consolidated High School.