Newly appointed Superintendent for WV Schools of the Deaf and Blind has decided to not accept position

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Upon further consideration and reflection, Scott Cochran has reconsidered his decision to accept the position of Superintendent for the West Virginia Schools of the Deaf and the Blind (WVSDB). Cochran’s decision was based on his ability to remain close and available to his family.

“Mr. Cochran has spent his professional career focused on the academic, social-emotional, and overall needs of West Virginia’s children,” said West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) President Miller Hall. “While the Board is disappointed, we fully understand why he made this difficult decision.”

“I’d like to thank the State Board for this opportunity,” Cochran said. “I will continue my journey in Webster County to provide rewarding opportunities for all students, while being present and available for my family which is the driving force of my life.”

Pat Homberg, West Virginia Department of Education Liaison to the WVSDB, has agreed to remain in the position until further decisions are made. The WVBE will address the vacancy at its August meeting.

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