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SUNRISE SUMMIT — Business concluded as expected at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, with interim Superintendent Marianna Leone, a 37-year veteran of Hampshire County Schools, being offered the superintendent’s position starting July 1.
“I don’t know what to say,” Leone said after the 5-0 vote. “I feel honored for your support.”
Leone will continue as interim superintendent at her current salary until June 30.
Beginning July 1, she will earn $90,000 for a one year, 252-day contract. That’s a raise from the $85,000 annual contract the board awarded her at the end of November, retroactive to when she took over on Aug. 31.
It’s less, though, than the $95,000 her predecessor, Robin Lewis, was making before she resigned to become executive director of a state-run education service agency in Beckley.
“I congratulate you on your new contract,” Board President Gerald Mathias told Leone.
The Pennsylvania native has been an educator in Hampshire County since 1974.
She was hired as a social studies teacher in 1975, teaching at Romney Junior High, which became Romney Middle School, until she became assistant principal there.
She coached cheerleading for more than 20 years, both at the middle school and high school levels.
From 2007 until last August she carried the dual roles of administrative assistant and director of secondary education. Neither position was filled in the interim.