CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County native and classroom veteran Dennis Davis was named to the Kanawha County Board of education Tuesday. He’s filling the seat of the late Bill Raglin who died last month.
Davis and Raglin were close friends. He said he has some big shoes to fill.
“Quite frankly, I feel honored that, number one, I was asked to do this and particularly for someone of Mr. Raglin’s caliber and his intellect, with a lot of work that he’s done over the years. I was surprised I was asked to do this and I will give it the best that I can,” David said.
Davis was chosen and introduced at a special meeting of the board Tuesday morning. He took the oath of office. Many of his family members were present.
A native of Institute, Davis served in the U.S. Army before becoming a teacher and then administrator with the Kanawha County School System for 29 years. He spent four years with the state office of Workforce Development.
Davis said he has a good handle on the issues facing the board and is anxious to get to work.
“I look forward to working with the other board members and the superintendent here to make improvements, in the school system, through policies and procedures,” according to Davis.
When asked about specific subjects, Davis says he’ll wait to speak to those until he sits at the table for his first official board meeting.
Davis’ term expires in June.