HAMLIN, W.Va. (AP) - After nearly a year of heading up Lincoln County Schools, Superintendent Anne Seaver is set to retire.
The state school board says the 54-year-old Seaver plans to retire June 29th, to spend more time with her grandchildren. She has spent 30 years in West Virginia schools.
Prior to working in Lincoln County, Seaver was a superintendent in Tyler County and an assistant superintendent in Mercer County.
She oversaw the fall 2006 opening of the new Lincoln County High School, and said in a statement that she regrets leaving.
State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine praised Seaver's work in improving school finances and facilities.
Seaver succeeded Bill Grizzell, who also retired.
Seaver faced controversy in the Lincoln County school system, which has been under state control for seven years because of more than 200 deficiencies cited by the state board.