UPDATE: New South Charleston High School principal named

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 11/15/18 @ 10:49 p.m.
The Kanawha County Board of Education approved transferring Riverside High School Assistant Principal Gabriel D. King to South Charleston High School to serve as its principal.

(Source: MGN Online)

The board approved in August hiring King to serve at Riverside High School.

King replaces Paul McClanahan, who resigned in October after being hired to be the principal at Hurricane High School in Putnam County.

McClanahan was named to South Charleston position in June.

UPDATE 10/18/18 @ 11:20 p.m.
Kanawha County School leaders say they believe they will be able to select and appoint a new principal at South Charleston High School in the next two weeks.

Current principal Paul McClanahan officially resigned at the board of education meeting Thursday night.

Earlier this week, McClanahan was hired by the Putnam County School Board to be the new principal at Hurricane High School.

McClanahan, who was just named to the position back in June, will stay on at SCHS until a new principal is on the job.



UPDATE 10/15/18 @ 11:55 p.m.
The man who was named earlier this year to be the new principal at South Charleston high school has been hired to lead students at Hurricane High School.

Tuesday night, the Putnam County School Board voted to hire Paul McClanahan.

McClanahan was named the principal to replace retiring long-time SCHS principal Paul Arbogast back in June.

A starting date at HHS has not been announced.

According Kanawha County Schools, he has not resigned from his position at SCHS.

Prior to the appointment at SCHS, he served as the vice principal at St. Albans High School.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/4/18
A new principal has been named at South Charleston High School.

Monday night, Paul McClanahan was given the top spot at the Kanawha County Board of Education meeting.

McClanahan is currently the vice principal at St. Albans High School where he has been since 2012.

He is a 1998 graduate of Nitro High School and has two bachelor degrees from the University of Charleston and a master's in Leadership Education from Marshall University.

McClanahan replaces longtime SCHS principal Michael Arbogast who is retiring.

Thursday night, Arbogast and McClanahan attended the South Charleston City Council meeting for an introduction.

'I want to continue to work on the successes that Mr. Arbogast has had over the last decade with the staff and working with both Dunbar and South Charleston," McClanahan said. "Test scores are trending upward. I want to continue that. I want our students to be as successful as they can in whatever path they choose."



 
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