Marshall County BOE Names Woody Yoder Assistant Superintendent

GLEN DALE — Following the resignation of Marshall County Schools Assistant Superintendent Corey Murphy in March, his spot was filled earlier this week by curriculum director Woody Yoder.

The board of education approved Yoder’s appointment with other routine staffing matters and without much announcement.

Starting April 29, Yoder will serve in both roles, though he doesn’t think the added responsibilities as assistant superintendent will interfere with his duties with curriculum.

“The fact that the board wanted to separate the assistant superintendent position from the personnel position and hire in-house counsel for that position, it kind of opened it up,” Yoder said. “It was a lot of things that I already had responsibility for in the past, so it fits pretty well.”

Murphy had formerly served as personnel director in addition to his assistant role, but at the same board meeting, Marshall County Schools hired attorney Meagan Kirchner as director of personnel and in-house counsel. She will assume that role June 3.

“I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of Marshall County Schools to start with, and if I can do that in a different capacity, I look forward to it,” he said. “I appreciate Marshall County Board of Education and their approach to valuing integrity, and staying accountable to students. That’s what the school system is about, and that’s what I’m going to try to be about as well.”

Board President John Miller said he feels Yoder will thrive in his new role.

“I think he’ll do an excellent job. He’s worked with the district for a number of years, he knows a lot about it, and I know he’ll continue to develop the programs we have in looking toward the future.”

Just prior to Murphy’s resignation, he accepted a job as assistant superintendent at Brooke County Schools, which had recently hired former Marshall County Superintendent Jeffrey Crook as their own. Marshall County hired former educator and county commissioner Stanley Stewart as interim superintendent.

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