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    Justice Makes Three Appointments to State Board of Education


    CHARLESTON– Today, Governor Jim Justice announced three appointments to the state Board of Education. The Governor selected Miller Hall, Barbara Whitecotton, and Chuck Hatfield to fill openings on the board.

    Miller Hall is native of Beckley, WV who’s served the Raleigh County school system for more than 40 years. He taught social studies at Woodrow Wilson High School, served as dean of boys, assistant principal and later as principal of Woodrow Wilson for ten years.

    After working 41 years in West Virginia public schools, Barbara Whitecotton retired in June of 2016. She’s worked in Pendleton County and Hardy County, 23 years in administration and 18 years in the classroom.

    Chuck Hatfield is a retired educator with 43 years of service in West Virginia public schools. Hatfield began his career as a classroom teacher before becoming principal of Eastbrook Elementary School in Putnam County in 1980. From there, he served as Director of Early Childhood Education, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Pupil Services, and Deputy Superintendent of Putnam County Schools until 2004. In 2004, he became Superintendent of Putnam County Schools, where he served until his retirement.



    Rachel Ayers

    Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More