James Phares

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James Phares
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Former West Virginia Superintendent of Schools
Retired
In office
January 2, 2013-June 30, 2014
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorJorea Marple
Compensation
Base salary$165,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 12, 2012
Appointed byWest Virginia Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia University
Master'sLynchburg College
Websites
Office website
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James Phares is the former West Virginia Superintendent of Schools. His term began on January 2, 2013 and he announced his retirement from the position in April 2014.[1][2]

Biography

Phares came to the role of West Virginia Superintendent of Schools with nearly 40 years of experience working in education. Phares has served in various roles - classroom teacher, university instructor, principal, assistant principal and county superintendent. Pharoes was an adjunct professor at WVU and Lynchburg College and served 14 years as a county superintendent.[1]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, elementary education, West Virginia University
  • Master's degree, school administration, Lynchburg College

Political career

West Virginia Superintendent of Schools (2013-2014)

Phares is the former West Virginia Superintendent of Schools. His term began on January 2, 2013 and he left office on June 30, 2014.[3]

The day he was sworn in Phares stated, "by the end of the day today, we’ll have a 30 day chart of plans. It’s the things that we do first and we’ll be prepared to share that with the board as we go on. We hope to rebuild trust, we hope to rebuild communications and we hope to be open and transparent with everything that we do.”[4]

Appointments

2012

Phares was appointed as the 28th West Virginia Superintendent of Schools by the West Virginia Board of Education on December 12, 2012.[5]

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Preceded by
Jorea Marple
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools
2013 - June 30, 2014
Succeeded by
Charles K. Heinlein