WVSBA

April 7, 2017 - Volume 37 Issue 10

WVSBA News

 

The following West Virginia School Board Association executive officers were elected at the association’s FY18 Annual Business Meeting which was held February 25 in Charleston.

The association’s executive committee, 16 co-regional directors, three directors-at-large and a council of past presidents comprise WVSBA’s Executive Board.

Executive Officers include: 

President

Barbara ParsonsBarbara Parsons, Ed. D., was appointed to the Monongalia County Board of Education in 2000 and has subsequently been elected to four four-year terms. She has served as MCBOE president since July 2010. Parsons has a bachelor’s degree in family resources; a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations and a doctorate from West Virginia University. She is a graduate of the Leadership West Virginia class of 1992 and initiated and coordinated the Leadership Monongalia program for 14 years. Her board experience includes 10 years’ service with the Morgantown Utility Board; and six years as a member of the Board of Lutheran Senior Services, which serves Western Pennsylvania. Barbara serves as vice president and chair of the Personnel Committee of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties and as a member of the Advisory Board for Mon County Extension Services. She also served several years on the Metropolitan Planning Organization in Monongalia County. Parsons is a former assistant professor of management at Fairmont State and West Virginia Universities, vice president of employee relations at Fairmont General Hospital, corporate director of human resources at Monongalia Health System and retired in May 2013 as director of educational services for Monongalia Health System. She provides consulting services in management development, supervisory training, performance management and board development. Barbara is a native of Jackson County and a 4-H All Star.

President-Elect

Scotty Miley was born and raised in Petersburg. He is a 2004 graduate of Petersburg High School and the South Branch Career & Technical Center.  In 2006, Miley graduated from Potomac State College with associates degrees in business administration and criminal justice. He has a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia in accounting. He received a WVU varsity letter during the 2007 athletic year.  Upon graduation, Miley entered the banking industry.  He is a 2010 graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking, and a 2011 graduate of the Lloyd P. Calvert Graduate School of Banking.  Miley is the former president of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.  He is serving his second term as a member of the Grant County Economic Development Authority. He has served as member of the Grant County Board of Education since2012 and two terms as its president.  In 2014, Miley was recognized as Potomac State College’s Young Alumni Recipient.  In 2016, He was named to the State Journals “40 Under 40.” 

Vice President

Lori KestnerLori Kestner has served as member of the Marshall County Board of Education for 11 years. As part of her MCBOE service, she has served a representative to the West Virginia University Extension Service. Her professional experience includes work in human resources. She is employed by Highmark West Virginia as an advocate. She graduated from John Marshall High School and has attended West Virginia Norther Community College in Wheeling. She worked with youths through 4-H, Boosters and various youth groups.

Financial Officer

Ryan WhiteRyan has been a member of the Kanawha County Board of Education since 2014.  He serves as President Pro Temp on the Kanawha County Board.  Ryan is an attorney at White Law Offices in Charleston with a practice area of government finance and government relations.  Ryan received a JD from West Virginia College of Law and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Immediate Past President

Sam SentelleSam Sentelle, Ed.D. Is serving his third term as a member of the Putnam County Board of Education, including four years as PCBOE vice president. Sam has served as superintendent for both the Logan and Putnam County Boards of Education. Prior public education service includes serving as a school principal at both middle school and high school levels.   He has served as chair of both Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) 2 and RESA 3.  In Richmond City Schools in Virginia, he served as budget director and assistant to the superintendent.  He has written for the American School Board Journal and Educational Leadership.  In 1997 he received an American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Leadership for Learning Award. Sam is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He is president of the Putnam County Library Board and past president of the Putnam Rotary Club.

Co-Regional Directors

The following WVSBA co-regional directors were reelected at the association’s FY18 Annual Business Meeting:

Region 1

Charles Sams (Monroe)

Rebecca Sue Angell (Summers)

Region 2

Karen Nance (Cabell)

Pat J. White, Ed.D. (Logan)

Region 3

David Pierson (Clay)

Vacancy

Region 4

Gus Penix, Ed.D. (Nicholas)

Eugenia “Jeanie” Wyatt (Greenbrier)

Region 5

Carolyn Bowie (Ritchie)

Gregory Boggs (Roane)

Region 6

Josh Balcerek (Wetzel)

Michelle Chappell (Hancock)

Region 7

Paul J. Derico (Lewis)

Mary Jo Thomas (Marion)

Region 8

William F. “Bill” Queen, DDS (Berkeley)

Pete Gordon (Morgan) was elected as Region 8 co-regional director.

 

Directors-At-Large

The following three WVSBA directors-at-large were reelected at the FY18 Annual Business Meeting.

Christine “Chris” Carder (Ohio)

Adam Starks, Ph.D. (Barbour)

James “J.D.” Wilkins (Pendleton)

Council of Past Presidents

The association’s Council of Past Presidents includes:

Steve Chancey (Jackson) – 1992-1993

Mike Mitchem (McDowell) – 2010-2011

Jimmy Wyatt (Tyler) – 2012-2013

Gary Kable (Jefferson) – 2013-2014

Jim J. Crawford, Jr. (Kanawha) – 2014-2015

 

WVSBA executive officers assume office July 1. 

The Randolph County Board of Education, Elkins, W. Va., is seeking applications for Randolph County Schools Superintendent. Contact the West Virginia School Board Association, requesting a Notice of Position Vacancy, which describes the online application process - www.wvsba.org(Under ‘At-A-Glance’).  The Notice will be available Monday, March 20, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Deadline to apply is 4:00 p. m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2017. The superintendent’s term commences July 1, 2017. 

The Gilmer County Board of Education, Glenville, W. Va., is seeking applications for Gilmer County Schools Superintendent. Contact the West Virginia School Board Association, requesting a Notice of Position Vacancy, which describes the online application process - www.wvsba.org(Under ‘At-A-Glance’).  The Notice will be available Monday, March 27, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Deadline to apply is 4:00 p. m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The superintendent’s term commences July 1, 2017. 

The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s Executive Director’s Update/Month in Review for April is available for download here.

Editor’s Note: This update is presented by Jim Crawford (Kanawha) who represents county boards of education as a member of the WVSSAC Board of Directors. Crawford is a past president of the West Virginia School Board Association.