Mrs. Carolyn Falin, Superintendent of McDowell County Schools
Mrs. Carolyn Falin began her term as Superintendent of McDowell County November 1, 2018. She has lived in McDowell County for 48 years. Married to David Falin of Welch for 40 years, they are the parents of two daughters, Kristen Riffe of Princeton and Kara Moore of Welch and the grandparents of four grandchildren.
Mrs. Falin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bluefield State College in K-8 multi-subjects and 5-8 science. She holds two Master’s Degree from Marshall University, one in reading and a second in elementary education. She earned her administrative certificate from West Virginia University and an additional administrative endorsement from Salem University.
Prior to being appointed Superintendent of McDowell County schools, Mrs. Falin taught in McDowell County Schools for ten years as a kindergarten teacher, science teacher and Title I teacher. She later served as a district Title I coordinator for five years and assistant superintendent for eleven years.