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President

Dale Lee (2017- 2020)
Mercer County
Learning Disabilities Math Teacher - Princeton High
1558 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: 304-346-5315 ext 117 or 1-800-642-8261 ext 117
Email: dlee@wvea.org

“The WVEA stands for quality improvement in education. Working for the future of students, employees and schools. Professional development opportunities for beginning teachers are extremely important. The WVEA provides the best professional development opportunities of any group.”

Vice President

Wayne Spangler (2017-2020)
Monroe County
Elementary Teacher - Peterstown Elementary
3461 Pine Grove Bunker Hill Road
Ballard, WV 24918
Phone: 304-753-9253
Email: wspangler@wvva.net

“The WVEA has been, and continues to be the voice for public education in West Virginia. We are outspoken advocates for our members, our schools, and most importantly – the children of West Virginia.”

Treasurer

Fred Farris (2016-2019)
Raleigh County
Middle School Math Teacher
122 1/2 E. Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 304-255-6534
Email: ffarris@hotmail.com

“WVEA is the most powerful and influential education employee advocacy group in West Virginia, also the most democratic. The WVEA is clearly the voice of public education.”

NEA Director

Kim Bonnett (2015-2018)
Gilmer County
Elementary School Teacher
515 Bonnett Road
Cox Mills, WV 26342
Phone: 304-462-5177
Email: berlyteacher@aol.com

"WVEA has provided me with what I need to be an effective teacher. They have also been proactive and responsible for many needs and rights (duty free lunch, planning period, using sick leave during pregnancy, etc.) that have enriched my life as a teacher."

Members-at-Large

Tina C. Adams (2015-2018)
Wyoming County
Baileysville Elementary/Middle School Teacher
23 Bluebird Road
Brenton, WV 24818
Phone: 304-809-5316
Email: tinact4@yahoo.com

“I am a member of WVEA because I believe in the importance of staying informed and active on the issues that impact public education. WVEA is an organization dedicated to the preservation of great public schools. WVEA provides me with the knowledge and skill set to help other educators and friends of education to become aware and involved in protecting the rights of educators.”

Elliot Kendle (2016-2019)
Wetzel County
Teacher - Paden City Elementary
405 S. 4th Avenue
Paden City, WV 26159
Phone: 304-337-8402
Email: ekendle@hotmail.com

“WVEA is the professional organization for the education employee. We stand for honesty, integrity, hard work and progress. We bring forth good, meaningful issues to the legislature. WVEA means teachers working together with all employees to create better schools for all of us. This is where you can connect your professional life with a social life. You can meet people from all over the state with issues and causes like yours. You can get great ideas from the young and older members.”

Allyson Perry (2017-2020)
Marion County
Elementary Teacher
106 Brookside Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 412-979-0217
Email: perry.allyson@gmail.com

“WVEA is a powerful voice for students, teachers and members. WVEA means economic and educational progress in West Virginia. WVEA is the organization that policy makers confer with when offering educational solutions. WVEA has political respect. With WVEA no teacher or member stands alone in the struggle for fairness and equal treatment in the workplace."

Gwen Lacy (2016-2019)
McDowell County
Elementary Teacher
P.O. Box 187
Roderfield, WV 24881
Phone: 304-436-3985
Email: glacy54@yahoo.com

"WVEA has been my service organization for over 25 years. I have worked to make it a strong-viable organization. It contains friends and colleagues I’ve known and worked with for those same 25 years. There is no greater wealth of information, help and mentoring available – WVEA provides history, experience and fellowship by those around you doing the same job you are.”

Jason Crouch (2016-2019)
Fayette County
Middle School Teacher
30 Valley Street
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: 304-469-4153
Email: jasoncrouch79@gmail.com

“No West Virginia education employee can consider himself or herself a consummate professional without the benefit of membership in the “only” true organization for professionals – the WVEA. An employee without membership suggests he or she lacks understanding or possesses within his or her character a willingness to benefit at the expense of other fellow WVEA professionals.”

Adena Barnette (2015-2018)
Jackson County
Ripley High School Social Studies Teacher
334 King Drive
Evans, WV 25241
Phone: 304-531-0598
Email: missbarnette@gmail.com

"WVEA is the only voice in West Virginia that speaks to the concerns of students and school employees. WVEA is one of the major factors behind the high quality of our public schools."

John Quesenberry (2015-2018)
Raleigh County
History Teacher - Woodrow Wilson
208 1st Street
Beaver, WV 25813
Phone: 304-222-0271
Email: coachqparkpride@yahoo.com

"WVEA is the voice for educators in our state. The WVEA is the thread that unites all education employees in all counties. WVEA is our voice!"

Jonas Knotts (2017-2020)
Webster County
High School Teacher
77 Woodson Court, Apt. 14
Craigsville, WV 26205
Phone: 304-698-7206
Email: jonasknotts@gmail.com

"If you are a professional educator, you should be concerned about those things that impact your profession. WVEA is 'the' advocate for professional educators."

Debra Sloat (2017-2020)
Berkeley County - ESP
3806 Arden Nollville Rd
Inwood, WV 25428
Phone: 304-820-5092
Email: nighttimenightowl1962@yahoo.com

"WVEA means organized empowerment. The collective voices of WVEA members are essential in advocating for meaningful reform and advocation for employees."

Doris Tuckwiller-Wood (WVEA-Retired)
WVEA-Retired Representative Berkeley County - Retired Elementary School Teacher
397 Snooks Lane
Martinsburg, WV 25405
Phone: 304-671-9731
Email: wvea-retired@wvea.org

"I believe WVEA is the only educational employee organization that works in a positive way for the students in West Virginia"