Board Approves Hiring Two Assistant Principals

The Ohio County Schools Board of Education welcomed two new assistant principals to the schools system Friday.

The board unanimously approved hiring Richard Ochsenbein and Susan Fox-Nolte as assistant principals of Wheeling Park High School and Warwood School, respectively, at the board’s Friday meeting.

“I’m extremely excited about being at Park and I look forward to working with all the faculty and staff and the kids, most importantly,” Ochsenbein said.

Ochsenbein said he grew up in the Warwood area and attended Warwood High School and West Liberty State College before serving in the military for four years.

He has worked in education for 15 years, predominantly in Marshall County schools including John Marshall High School and Cameron High School. For the past three years, he has been working as an administrator at Hundred High School.

“Some of my background deals with unlocking the potential in all kids, and that means understanding everybody and building those relationships with all the kids and trying to be able to relate to where everybody comes from and maybe where they’re going,” Ochsenbein said. “It’s just like anything, it takes everybody. It may be a large school, but it takes parents, grandparents and community to make things work for the kids, and that’s what we’re here to do. “

Fox-Nolte graduated from West Liberty State College and was the principal of Leona Middle School in Shadyside for four years until being hired at Warwood Middle School.

“Ohio County schools are really phenomenal because not only do they provide this wealth of education opportunities and background, but they also do so much more,” Fox-Nolte said.