James E. “Jock” Workman has been selected to serve as a member of the Fayette County Board of Education. At a regular meeting, held on Nov. 4, the members of the board unanimously selected Workman to serve the unexpired term of David L. Arritt. Arritt, a former Fayette County community leader and educator, served more than 21 years as a member of the Fayette County Board of Education.
Workman returns as a member of the county board, having served as a member from 2006-10, and will serve from Dec. 2 through June 30, 2014.
Workman graduated from Ansted High School and received a Liberal Arts degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery. A U.S. Army veteran, Workman served in Vietnam.
As an employee of Fayette County Schools, Workman was a teacher at Nuttall High School, Ansted High School and Midland Trail High School and served as a coach or athletic trainer for many sports, including football, track, cross country and basketball.
“All of my adult life has been centered around serving the children of Fayette County,” Workman wrote in his letter of interest. “I will work to the best of my ability to move Fayette County Schools forward.”
As a member of the board, Workman joins current members Steve Bush, president; Lou Jones, vice president; Pat Gray and Leon Ivey.