By CLYDE FORD
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Hedgesville, W.Va., school teacher was named Monday night as the new principal for Shepherdstown Junior High by the Jefferson County Board of Education.
James A. Pingley, 48, will take over as principal on Aug. 1.
He replaces Densil Nibert, 42, who resigned as principal but is staying in Jefferson County as a teacher.
Nibert had served 15 years as an administrator.
Pingley is now a social studies teacher and girls' basketball coach at Hedgesville Middle School.
Pingley had taught and served as a school administrator in Jefferson County schools in the 1970s, he said.
His wife, Mary Jo Pingley, also had worked for Jefferson County Superintendent Judson Romine, who is retiring.
Pingley said he knows a lot of people in the Jefferson County school system and has always liked the county.