WINFIELD, W.Va. — Putnam County's superintendent of schools got lots of praise from school board members Monday night.
The board completed Superintendent Chuck Hatfield's annual performance review as required by the State Board of Education in an executive session.
"We feel like our superintendent is doing an outstanding job, and we want to keep the ball rolling the way it's going right now," President William Legg said.
"If you're not moving forward, you're moving backward, and I think we are moving forward," Legg said. "And you can't stand still because everyone else is going to be improving."
Legg went on to praise the county's curriculum and Hatfield for "taking a risk" with the project-based curriculum at Buffalo High School.
Board member Jack Coyner praised Hatfield for the county's programs aimed at improving so-called "soft skills" such as work ethic and communications.
Board member and former Putnam Superintendent Sam Sentell praised the county's technological advances in the classroom like overhead projectors, smart boards, routers and streamlined support.
Sentell also praised the county's scores on standardized tests.