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McClintock named new Elementary Education Director for county

by Kate Evans

Summer McClintock, current Pleasant View Elementary Principal and county Elementary Academic Coach,  transferred to a position as Morgan County Schools pre-K Elementary Education Director beginning July 1.

The school board approved her hiring as director at the May 7 meeting.

Longtime Elementary Education, Pre-K and Federal Programs Director Kandy Pentoney is retiring June 30.

McClintock will leave a long career at Pleasant View to move to the central office position. She taught  fourth grade at Pleasant View Elementary from 2006 to 2021. McClintock transferred to a position  as county elementary academic coach for the 2021-2022 school year. She became Pleasant View Principal in July  2022 when former Pleasant View Principal Keri Cunningham Chilcote resigned.


McClintock received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education for multi-subject K-6 from Shepherd University in 2004 and her Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Shepherd University in 2009.   She received an additional Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Wheeling University in 2020.

Awards, certifications

McClintock was chosen as the Morgan County Schools Teacher of the Year in 2018. She was awarded her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Literacy for Reading/Language Arts in Early and Middle Childhood in December, 2017. The National Board Certification is considered the gold standard advanced credential for educators.

McClintock was honored as a Morgan County Distinguished Educator and was previously nominated for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

Principal McClintock shared a letter that she was sending out to Pleasant View families about her accepting the new Elementary Education Director position. In it, she said it wasn’t an easy decision, but was one made with much thought and reflection.

McClintock said her time over the years at Pleasant View has been rewarding and fulfilling and she has witnessed “incredible student growth and achievements, the unwavering dedication of staff, and the steadfast support of our families.”

McClintock felt that pursuing this new opportunity and position would still allow her to support Pleasant View while supporting all of the elementary schools in the community.

“I have big shoes to fill but will do so with the same amount of effort, dedication, and enthusiasm that Kandy has shown us over the years.  I plan to create consistency and build capacity across elementary schools to ensure sustainable growth,” McClintock said of her goals and focus.

McClintock said she deeply appreciated Roadrunner families’ support and partnership and said it had been an incredible privilege to serve as their Principal and to have been part of the wonderful Pleasant View community.