The West Nodaway Board of Education met March 6 to interview candidates for the grades six to 12 principal for the 2017-18 school year.

The board hired Walter “Chuck” Fox, the current special education para-educator at WN. His background includes 20 years in the Air Force from which he retired in 2008.

Upon his retirement, he received his master of science in education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012. He taught elementary physical education and was the head varsity girls basketball coach at North Andrew. He is currently obtaining his master’s in education leadership from Northwest which will coincide with his hiring at WN.

“I am looking forward to working with a great mentor and friend in Shannon Nolte,” Fox said. “I have been put in a position to influence and lead teachers and students and I can’t wait to get started.”

Fox will have a 10-month contract starting August 1.

“As a person and an educator, Mr. Fox has all the characteristics and attributes to become a leader in education,” Superintendent Nolte said. “Myself and the board of education determined that Mr. Fox’s leadership capabilities were the right fit to continue to lead us in building positive culture in our building and district wide. He will be a great asset to the leadership and administrative teams in our district as we move forward in the upcoming years.”

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