In 1992, William Fox, principal of Lewisburg Elementary School in Lewisburg, took on the challenge of consolidating two previously autonomous schools into a single institution serving kindergarten through sixth grade. Dr. Fox's philosophy of involving all concerned parties in the decision-making process and of promoting shared accountability, proved so successful that "today, one would never suspect that the school was once two separate entities." Under his leadership, the school has developed an extensive parent-involvement program and dramatically increased the number of its business partners to become a focal point within the community. Understanding the importance of technology for the future of his students, he led a major effort to develop and implement the sophisticated facilities and resources that serve technologically integrated education at the school today. The West Virginia Department of Education honored Dr. Fox as 1996 West Virginia Principal of the Year.
1961 Concord College, B.A.