Education News in Brief

W.Va. Names State Chief

By Nirvi Shah — February 22, 2011 1 min read

Career educator Jorea M. Marple will become West Virginia’s first female state superintendent on March 1. Ms. Marple, 62, was appointed to the job of overseeing the education of 282,000 students by the state board of education from a pool of three candidates and replaces an interim chief. She has spent her entire career in West Virginia, including five years as a district superintendent.

A version of this article appeared in the February 23, 2011 edition of Education Week as W.Va. Names State Chief