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Romine named interim head of Jefferson schools

May 08, 2001

Romine named interim head of Jefferson schools



By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town


Former Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Jud Romine was selected Monday night to be interim superintendent.

Romine will serve as superintendent until the Jefferson County Board of Education can find a replacement for former Superintendent David W. Markoe, who stepped down March 20.

Board members agreed Monday night to make Romine superintendent until July 1, which is when they hope to have a new superintendent on board.

Romine said he will be paid the same rate as Markoe, who earned $77,000 a year.

Romine said Monday night he is ready to go to work.

"I'll get in there tomorrow and do whatever I can do," Romine said.

Romine, a former teacher and administrator in the school system, was superintendent from 1994 to 1997.

After graduating from college in 1964, Romine worked as an English teacher at the former Harpers Ferry High School. He was later named assistant principal at the former Charles Town High School.

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Between 1970 and 1979, Romine was principal of both Harpers Ferry High School and Harpers Ferry Junior High School. From 1979 to 1989, he was director of secondary schools.

Before being named superintendent in 1994, Romine was associate superintendent of schools.

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