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Dr. Vaughn G. Rhudy (WV '03)

Director of Assessment

West Virginia Department of Education
Charleston, WV

At the time of the Award, Dr. Vaughn G. Rhudy was:

Shady Spring High School
Shady Spring, WV

Subject(s) taught: English/Language, Journalism
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Dr. Vaughn G. Rhudy currently serves as the Director of Assessment at the West Virginia Department of Education. His duties include overseeing West Virginia's statewide assessment system. He previously served as the Reading/Language Arts and Online Writing Assessment Coordinator and Smarter Balanced Assessment K-12 Lead. Before coming to the West Virginia Department of Education in 2008, Dr. Rhudy previously taught English and journalism at Shady Spring High School in Shady Spring, WV, where he created innovative educational activities to keep students engaged. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, Dr. Rhudy established the school's journalism program and advised the national award-winning student newspaper, The Tiger Times, as well as the school's yearbook. He developed a pre- Advanced Placement English curriculum and watched his students excel in the annual statewide writing assessment, which is part of the state's assessment program he now oversees on the state level.

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Additional Information


2007 National Board Teaching Certification

2004 West Virginia University, Ed.D., Educational Leadership

2002 Marshall University, M.A., Leadership Studies

1991 Marshall University, M.A., Journalism

1983 Marshall University, B.A.