WAYNE SUPERINTENDENT RETIRES Wayne Superintendent Gary Adkins Retires After 11 Years
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 2, 2012 5:56 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 3, 2012 9:08 AM EDT
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, Wayne County
, West Virginia
Wayne County Superintendent Gary Adkins is calling it quits after 11 years as the educational leader.
"I'm looking forward to retirement, but I also wish only the best for the Wayne County School System," Adkins said.
Before serving as superintendent, Adkins was assistant superintendent and a principal. "I'm going to miss the people and being out in the schools and celebrating the successes and giving a helping hand for those times when you're not that successful," he said.
Adkins said one of his biggest challenges over the years was shutting down Kenova Elementary after detecting a sinkhole and having to quickly find an alternate facility for 540 students.
"We closed that school and it was tough on students and faculty, but in 11 weeks we turned a football field into a school," Adkins said.
One of Adkins' biggest accomplishments was pushing Kellogg Elementary into the 21st Century with high-tech educational equipment. Adkins credits a great staff and faculty throughout the county for the successes.
Adkins' last day will be Oct. 31. He plans to spend time with his five grandchildren and golf.
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