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BUFFALO HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONS IN CLASS A SOFTBALL
HURRICANE HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONS IN CLASS AAA SOFTBALL
Putnam County Makeup Kindergarten Registration dates are set for August 8 and 9. Call Judith Arthur at 304-586-0500, ext. 1178, to schedule an appointment.
Secondary Summer School applications are available here. Summer School will be held at Buffalo High June 18-July 25.
2012 WV Title I Distinguished School
2012 Best CTE Facility in West Virginia
Putnam Career & Technical Center
2012 Exemplary Schools:
Hurricane High School
Hurricane Town Elementary
Mountain View Elementary
Poca Middle School
Scott Teays Elementary
West Teays Elementary
Winfield High School
WV Blue Ribbon School
National Blue Ribbon School
For Pre-K information, click on "Parents & Community" above.
Bus Routes – Click here for the 2012-2013 bus routes.
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Putnam County Schools
9 Courthouse Drive
Winfield, WV 25213
William "Butch" Legg, President
Poca, West Virginia 25159
William "Butch" Legg is an employee of Rhone Poulenc/Aventis. He resides in Poca with his wife Sue, who is a former service person for Putnam County Schools. He has three children, all of whom went through Putnam County Schools, one of whom is a former Putnam County teacher. Mr. Legg is in his third term on the Board of Education.
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526
Jack Coyner is a Putnam County Schools graduate, who has extensive experience in education. Mr. Coyner graduated from Hurricane High School and Morris Harvey College. He has a Bachelor's degree in Teacher Education and a Master's in Educational Administration from Marshall University. In addition, he has 45 graduate hours beyond the master's from West Virginia University's Kanawha Valley Graduate Center. Mr. Coyner has taught in Ohio and West Virginia; however, most of his experience in education has been in Putnam County. He worked in Putnam County schools for thirty-three years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Acting Superintendent of Schools, and Acting Treasurer & Comptroller. He was president of the Putnam County Coaching Association and the Putnam County Education Association. After retirement, Mr. Coyner served as Job Coordinator for the county's School-to-Work program for high school students until his election to the Board of Education. Mr. Coyner stood for election to the Board of Education because of his tremendous interest in curriculum and instructional improvement. His work is fueled by his desire for Putnam County's teaching and learning to be the best it possibly can be for Putnam students. He is dedicated to continuous improvement and to helping the Putnam County school system reach the goals it has set for student achievement.
Ms. Deborah F. Phillips
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Deborah F. Phillips has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. She brings to the board many years' experience and a strong commitment to public service. From 1984 to 1994, she served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. While there, she chaired the House Committee on Banking and Insurance and served as Vice Chair of the Economic Development Committee. Her experience in state government also includes service as Assistant to the Director of the Governor's Office of Community and Industrial Development. Ms. Phillips is a former Executive Director of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the West Virginia Port Authority, and a former member of the Judicial Investigation Commission of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Dr. Samuel P. Sentelle, Vice President
Hurricane, West Virginia 25213
Dr. Sam P. Sentelle served as Superintendent of Putnam County Schools from 1989 through 2003-2004. Prior to his service in Putnam County, Dr. Sentelle was Superintendent of Logan County Schools and an assistant superintendent in Richmond, Virginia. A gradute of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Sentelle is an accomplished orator and thespian. He serves on numerous civic boards in Putnam County. Dr. Sentelle is the newest member of the Board of Education.
Dr. Craig Spicer
405 Edgewood Road
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526
Dr. Craig Spicer, President of the Putnam County Board of Education, is in his fourth term. He has a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine from Marshall University, and a Doctor of Dentistry from West Virginia University. He operates Kanawha Valley Dental in St. Albans. Married to a Putnam school administrator, Dr. Spicer is the father of two sons, students at Hurricane High School and Hurricane Middle School. Dr. Spicer is active in many professional and community organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, the Kanawha Valley Dental Society, the West Virginia Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He is also an active member of the Church of the Ascension in Hurricane. Much of Dr. Spicer's free time is devoted to working with young people, especially coaching youth basketball. Dr. Spicer is committed to bringing quality education to the students in Putnam County Schools.
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