The board voted during Monday’s board of education meeting in the Dr. N. Blaine Groves boardroom, according to a news release from Berkeley County Schools.
Ott, a nine-year Berkeley County School employee, started his Berkeley County Schools career as a librarian at Winchester Avenue and Burke Street elementary schools.
He then became librarian and school coordinator at Mountain Ridge Intermediate School until he was appointed assistant principal at Mill Creek Intermediate in 2010. As assistant principal at Mill Creek, he has trained in data teams, classroom management, special education and school leadership.
He worked at Mountain Ridge Intermediate from the fall of 2005 until he was appointed assistant principal at Mill Creek Intermediate in 2010, where he will serve until his new appointment begins in July.
Ott earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Fairmont State College in 1998 and his master’s degree in educational leadership from West Virginia University in 2003.
Ott completed the West Virginia Principals’ Leadership Academy for New Principals, and Berkeley County Leadership Academies I and II.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of and lead the team at Inwood Primary Elementary, and to continue to serve the wonderful community of South Berkeley County,” Ott said in the release.