West Virginia Executive Summer 2014 - Page 46

BEYOND the Books Preparing Students for Life-Long Success Putnam County Schools (PCS), located in Central West Virginia, is a school system committed to Superintendent Harold “Chuck” Hatfield academic success and preparing its students for a successful life after graduation. One of the finest school systems in the state, PCS serves more than 9,000 students in grades pre-k through adult in 14 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools and a career and technical center. Led by Superintendent Harold “Chuck” Hatfield, PCS’s mission is to close the achievement gap and bring all students to mastery and beyond, ensuring that no Putnam County child will be left behind. The Putnam County School system is dedicated to academic achievement for all students, and it is brought closer to this achievement with the support of knowledgeable, master teachers and trained staff and available tools like BASES, The Leader in Me and the Putnam Career & Technical Center. Putnam County Schools is committed to utilizing time, resources and practices that prepare every student for success in a diverse and changing world.