George ends term as Superintendent

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Board of Education met this morning to recognize three positional changes. After five years, Terry George is stepping down as the Superintendent of Fayette County. Despite looking forward to what retirement will have to offer, there’s plenty that he will miss from serving on the Board of Education.

“It’s a sad kind of time,” George said. “I’m going to be leaving friends. I’m going to be leaving some projects here that we’ve been a very big part of. I’m going to miss the people here. I’m going to miss the community. I’ve lived here for five years, and I’m going to miss this place.”

Taking over from George as the new Superintendent will be Gary Hough. Having worked together in the past, George has no doubt that the county is in good hands with his replacement.

“He was interested in coming back and serving the community again,” George said. “He applied for this position, and he’s lived here and worked here for almost 40 years. So he will be a tremendous asset to this county and to moving the projects forward that we’ve gotten started.”

While he is no longer officially on the board, George will still be advising on current and future projects in Fayette county. He shared some insight regarding what the Board of Education has planned going forward.

“We still have one new school to construct,” George said. “We’re going to build a new PK-5 in Middle Trail for that area. We still have several additions and renovations that are going to take place in Oak Hill and Fayetteville.”

George’s term as superintendent will officially end on July 1.