Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has made the following announcement:
Sister Elaine Poitras, CSC, Ph.D., is appointed superintendent of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, for a period of one year.
Sister Poitras was appointed Superintendent of the Monroe County Catholic School System in 2006 and resigned "for personal reasons" in January 2008, one day after Bishop Clark's committee of "experts" turned in its report recommending the closure of 13 Monroe County Catholic schools.
Sister Poitras generally had "no comment" when asked about the school closings. However, in a January 21 report News 10NBC's Nikki Rudd quoted Sister Poitras as saying,
People consider themselves family in Catholic schools. I don't think anybody should underestimate the magnitude of this decision.