BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Joan Willard is the new assistant superintendent for Morgan County Schools, and she is the first woman in county history to hold that spot, school officials confirmed.
"What an honor," Willard said.
A former principal of Widmyer Elementary School, Willard began her new job July 1.
She took over the assistant superintendent position from David Banks, who is the new superintendent.
"We are both people-oriented," she said, "and the focus will always be on the child. Every child is a puzzle, and we have to work as a team to make all the pieces fit."
Willard has been employed by schools for 32 years, and in 1975 was a special-education teacher in Martinsburg, W.Va.
She joined Morgan County Schools in 1989 as a special-education director, and has served as principal of North Berkeley and Widmyer elementary schools.