By Jean A. Flanagan
Hardy County Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Dotson passed away Wednesday afternoon from a gunshot wound. He was 46 years old. While the incident is still under investigation by the Moorefield Police Department, they do not suspect foul play.
Dotson was named superintendent in 2016, following the retirement of Barbara Whitecotton. Previously, he worked in the West Virginia State Department of Education in the Office of Federal Programs.
Dr. Dotson received a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairmont State college, a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University and a Doctorate from Walden University.