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Member Profiles

William "Butch" Legg, President
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152 Spruce Lane
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.


Jack Coyner
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3409 Teays Valley Road,
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.

G. Robert Cunningham
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P. O. Box 22
Winfield, WV 25213
(304) 421-0247

Rob Cunningham, a 1987 graduate of Winfield High School, holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) Degree in Finance and Business Law and an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Marshall University.  While attending Marshall, Mr. Cunningham was a three year letterman in football.  He is a twenty plus year veteran of state and federal law enforcement and has been the recipient of numerous national level awards for bravery and selfless public service.   Mr. Cunningham is active in community organizations and in youth sports programs as an administrator and coach.  Currently, Mr. Cunningham is the President of the Mountain State Elite Cheer & Football League, as well as the President of the Winfield Midget League Football League.

Dr. Samuel P. Sentelle, Vice President
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1012 Moss Creek Drive
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 graduate 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
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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.