PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Board of Education has a special meeting scheduled for Friday morning regarding the appointment of a new superintendent.

The board meets at 9 a.m. Friday to vote on Will Hosaflook, principal of Ripley High School, for the Wood County Superintendent position.

Hosaflook was offered the job Tuesday night. He was one of four candidates for the job.

If both parties accept, Hosaflook would begin the job July 1.

Hosaflook told MetroNews affiliate WMOV Radio in Ravenswood he’s ready to take on a new challenge.

“I like the school system and I want to be part of the school system. I’m looking forward to working with them in the future,” he said.

One of Hosaflook’s goals would be to improve the school district as a whole.

“Take Wood County to the next academic level, which would be to be a top school system in the state of West Virginia,” he said.

The community support in the county is what attracted him to the job.

A lot of changes are happening in Wood County Schools, he said.

“I know that through different initiatives going on right now — technology is starting to surface there, innovation and creativity and that inquiry-based learning is really starting to take off. I think I can really help that go to the next level,” he said.

Hosaflook added he’s not afraid to take risks.

“The community is a change agent and I thrive on change,” he said.