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West Virginia Board of Education Welcomes New Members

February 20, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education returned to its full membership when two of its newest members took their oaths of office. Priscilla Haden and Lloyd Jackson II were sworn-in during the February meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBOE).  

Haden“The caliber of expertise that our new members will lend to the Board will be an invaluable asset to the children of West Virginia,” said WVBOE President Howard Persinger.  

Haden, a former Kanawha County Board of Education member, is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. She taught in Wood, Kanawha and Monongalia counties. She will serve on the board until November 2004.  

“I look forward to my time with the Board of Education,” said Haden. “The work that the Board of Education performs has an impact on all children and all families in West Virginia.”  

JacksonMr. Jackson is a former state senator from Lincoln County who served as the chairman of the Senate Education Committee for six years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in political science and from the West Virginia University College of Law. He will serve on the board until November 2011.  

“I want to thank Governor Wise for allowing me an opportunity to continue my service in education,” said Jackson. “As a member of the West Virginia Board of Education, I want to further our efforts to assure that every child receives a quality education.”  

Board Member Sheila Hamilton from Shepherdstown was reappointed and will serve a term ending November 2006.  

“The West Virginia Board of Education will be enhanced by the new members,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “We look forward to working with these highly qualified individuals.”

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