New School Leaders Named

Cabell Board Approves New Principals and District Special Education Director
Posted on 06/18/2019
New administrators

At their regular meeting Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the Cabell County Board of Education approved Superintendent Ryan Saxe’s recommendations for three key leadership positions.

Amy Maynard, currently Assistant Principal at Milton Elementary School, will now serve as Principal at Meadows Elementary School.

“I’m excited to get started building relationships with the students, their families and the staff,” says Maynard. “My goal is to grow a collaborative culture through open and honest communication. Meadows should be a positive place where everyone gathers with a focus on the success of students. I hope to ignite a passion for leadership not only among the school’s staff and parents, but the students as well. No matter what role we play, every person’s focus should be on the students and supporting them as learners.”

Maynard is beginning her 25th year with Cabell County Schools. Prior to her position at Milton Elementary, she served as an Assistant Principal at Huntington High School, a Curriculum Supervisor over the district’s Teacher Induction Program, an Instructional Coach, a third grade teacher at Peyton Elementary and a Special Education teacher at Enslow Middle School. She was Cabell County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007, and was a top-ten finalist for West Virginia Teacher of the Year that same year. In addition to her work for Cabell County Schools, Maynard has been an Adjunct Professor for the Marshall University Special Education Department for more than seventeen years.

Mary Svingos, currently an Instructional Guide at Explorer Academy, will now serve as the school’s Assistant Principal.

“I am so excited to start my administrative journey at Explorer Academy,” says Svingos. “As a current staff member, I am fully invested in the progress we’re making and want to see the continued academic growth of students and their impact on the community. I believe we need to empower our students to be the best they can be. I feel, as Assistant Principal, I can help guide them as they grow, and help prepare them for their middle school years.”

Svingos is beginning her 19th year with Cabell County Schools. Prior to her current position at Explorer Academy, she was a fourth grade teacher at Peyton Elementary, a fourth grade teacher at Spring Hill Elementary, a Special Education Teacher at Barboursville Middle School, a Teacher at Green Acres Regional Center, and a Teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Aiken, South Carolina.    

Heather Scarberry, currently Principal at Culloden Elementary School, will serve as the district’s Director of Special Education.

“It’s a big responsibility, but I feel like this is a unique opportunity to serve the families of Cabell County,” says Scarberry. “For me, Special Education means meeting students where they are and giving them what they need to move forward. I believe every child needs an opportunity to grow and to reach their fullest potential. I also hope to provide needed support for families as they care for their children.”

Scarberry is beginning her 21st year with Cabell County Schools. Prior to her current position at Culloden Elementary, she served as an Assistant Principal at Milton Elementary; a district Instructional Coach; a third and fourth grade teacher at both Central City Elementary and Ona Elementary; and a Special Education Teacher at Beverly Hills Middle, Huntington High, Geneva Kent Elementary and Ona Elementary. She was Cabell County Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year.

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