Kingery is being recognized for her dedication and significant contributions to enhancing education throughout the state. She oversees various reading and language arts programs for the WVDE, including the Reading Academy, Reading for All and Reading First federal programs. After graduating from Van High School, Kingery continued her education and received her Bachelor's degree in early childhood education from the University of Charleston. She later received a Master's of Art degree in reading as well as a second Master's of Art degree in educational administration, both from Marshall University. She served as a teacher and principal for 24 years at Van Elementary, Van High School and Wharton Elementary before coming to the WVDE.
Kingery joins seven other individuals who have been inducted since the Hall of Fame was established in 2002.