CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday elected Priscilla Haden as its president for 2009-2010. The board also elected Jenny Phillips from Randolph County as vice president and chose Robert Dunlevy from Ohio County to serve as secretary.
“I am honored that my colleagues have entrusted me with this position,” Haden said. “I am confident that we will continue to work together to move forward on important educational issues that impact our students.”
Haden, a Charleston resident, was first appointed to the board in 2003. She was reappointed to a nine-year term in November 2004. She was elected vice president in 2007 and re-elected in 2008.
“This is an exciting time in the history of education,” said Haden. “I look forward to working with West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine as we further Global21.”
Haden is a graduate of Morgantown High School and received her bachelor's degree in education from West Virginia University. She furthered her education at WVU by earning her master's degree in guidance and counseling. Haden is a former educator, teaching in Monongalia, Wood and Kanawha counties. She is also a former member of the Kanawha County Board of Education.
Phillips was first appointed to the board in 2005 to fill a vacancy created after the death of longtime state board member Paul J. Morris. She was reappointed in 2007 for a term ending November 2016. She spent 22 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Robert Dunlevy was named to the West Virginia Board of Education in November 2005 for a term ending Nov. 4, 2014. A native of Ohio County, Dunlevy is a graduate of Warwood High School in Wheeling. He furthered his education by earning a Bachelor of Science in education from West Virginia University. In addition to his state board duties, Dunlevy also serves on the School Building Authority and the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission.
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