State BOE chooses Webster’s Cochran to lead Schools for Deaf and Blind

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Webster County School Superintendent Scott Cochran has been hired as the new superintendent for the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

Scott Cochran

Cochran was selected by the state Board of Education following interviews Friday in Charleston.

“The West Virginia Board of Education is pleased that Mr. Cochran will lead the schools during this critical time,” state BOE President Miller Hall said in a news release. “He brings exceptional experience, expertise and insight to the position that will greatly benefit the students at WVSDB. We look forward to his leadership and working with him to support our students and families.”

Cochran has been the superintendent in Webster County for the last six years. He graduated from Glenville State and holds a master’s degree from WVU. Cochran earned a certification in Special Education from Ohio Valley College.

Cochran said he’s “humbled and honored” with the appointment.

“As a life-long educator, I have dedicated my life to the children of our state. As Superintendent for the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, I may continue the service that means much to me,” Cochran said. “Education plays a critical role in our communities and our state, especially in the face of the pandemic. I, like so many of my peers, consider it a privilege to serve in this capacity.”

The Schools for the Deaf and Blind is located in Romney. Cochran will start there on Aug. 12.

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