By RealWV staff,
BUCKEYE, W.Va. – Through a touching Thursday afternoon social media post, Pocahontas County residents were made aware that Superintendent of Schools Terrence Beam’s tenure as the county’s chief education official will soon be at an end.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, the following message was posted to the PCS District Facebook page:
“After 14 years working for the students of Pocahontas County, I have decided to resign my position of superintendent effective June 30, 2023. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and have been blessed to serve as superintendent for the past eight years. There comes a time when you feel that change is needed for everyone concerned, and now is that time.
“I hope that I have helped in some small way to improve our school system. I have tried to gain the confidence and trust of the community and hope that I have done so to some degree. I would like to thank my team in the central office for being supportive of me when I have struggled with the job, my health, or just life. I have enjoyed getting to know the employees, the students, and community members and making a connection with many of them. The press has treated me very fairly and accurately.
“Finally, I could not have asked to work for better people than the board members that I have served under. Each and every one of them cares about our kids. Pocahontas County is very special and I will miss it very much. Thank you so much for being so good to me and treating me so well. I have been truly blessed to serve you and our students. God blesses me everyday and I pray the He blesses you and your families.
I wish you the very best!
Terrence Beam, Superintendent.”
Due to the timing of the announcement, school officials were not able to be reached for comment, and there is no word yet on a possible replacement for the 2023/2024 academic year. RealWV will provide updates regarding any prospective candidates as additional information is made available.