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W.Va. Superintendent Announces Resignation in 2017

Michael Martirano

West Virginia’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano has announced he’ll leave his post on June 30 next year to be closer to family in his home state of Maryland.

Martirano took over the office in September 2014. 

He has led the state through a controversial time as members of the West Virginia Board of Education and the state Legislature have been at odds over education standards. 

Martirano helped write and implement the current West Virginia College and Career Ready standards after lawmakers attempted to repeal Common Core during the 2015 legislative session. 
In a written statement Tuesday, Martirano said he “has been challenged with personal family matters outside of his control” and needed to be closer to family.
Martirano lost his wife unexpectedly earlier this year.