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Donna Hoylman Peduto

Director of Operations, West Virginia State Board of Education

As Director of Operations for the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE), Ms. Peduto is a key liaison to the WVBE members, the West Virginia Department of Education executive leadership, Governor’s Office, chairs of the legislative education committees, as well as other leaders and organizations around the state. In positions at both the WV State Board of Education and WV Department of Education she has had experience in drafting policy and code, i.e. School Innovation Zones Act, WV Code §18-5B. and Policy 3236. Through her affiliation with national organizations such as Council of Chief State of School Organization, she is also familiar with drafting national education policy.

Prior to coming to the WV Board of Education, Ms. Peduto served as Director of the Learning Lab Network Sites for the Stupski Foundation; a San Francisco based educational foundation, committed to establishing a national network of high schools to incubate effective and innovative practice within the K12 environment.

Additionally, she has served in the Offices of Professional Preparation and Organizational Effectiveness at the West Virginia Department of Education as Assistant Director, and was Director of K-12 Initiatives at the EdVenture Group, where she supported the development and execution of projects related to K-12 technology training, curriculum, and research and consulting.

Ms. Peduto also has experience in evaluating state and national education projects for the USDOE, the National Science Foundation and other state and national organizations. 

Ms. Peduto is a graduate of West Virginia University with both a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Reading.


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