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Steven L. Paine, Ed.D.
West Virginia
Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Steven L. Paine began serving as West Virginia’s 31st Superintendent of Schools in March 2017. He previously served as West Virginia’s 25th Superintendent of Schools from 2005-2011.

Under his leadership, West Virginia was internationally and nationally recognized for its 21st century learning program. The state was also singled out for its work with pre-K programs, school technology implementation, school leadership development programs, reading initiatives and teacher quality efforts.

Paine was active in national education policy discussions as president of the Council of Chief State School Officers and as a member of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) Board of Directors and the National Assessment Governing Board. As part of the governing board, Paine helped lead its work to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as The Nation's Report Card.

Paine joined the West Virginia Department of Education in 2003 as deputy state superintendent of Schools after serving as Morgan County superintendent. He also has served as principal, assistant principal, teacher and curriculum director in school systems in Upshur and Harrison counties.

During his tenure as principal, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School was named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School and a U.S. Department of Education Safe, Disciplined, Drug-free School, one of approximately 10 schools in the nation to earn both awards. As a result of his work as a principal, he was named a recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

Paine earned his undergraduate degree from Fairmont State College, in Fairmont, W.Va. He furthered his education by attending West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., where he received his master's in educational administration and his doctorate in educational leadership.


Dan Berry

Teacher, Morgantown High Schoool

Daniel Berry has taught Social Studies since 1986 and Advanced Placement Human Geography since the fall of 2001. His educational background includes Bachelors of Arts degrees in History and Political Science, a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Science Degree in Geography.  He has served as an AP Reader, Table Leader, and Lead Table Leader at the AP Human Geography Reading since 2003.  A consultant with College Board since 2004, he has conducted one-day workshops in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, and West Virginia and summer institutes in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. 

David R. Deuell

Berkeley County Administrator (retired)

Rick Deuell has been an educator for 40 years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a undergraduate and graduate degrees in Secondary Education and Administration.  He was a teacher at Martinsburg High School for 13 years, assistant principal at Hedgesville High School for two years, principal at Boonsboro High School (MD) for two years, and principal at Martinsburg High School for 10 years.  Deuell was assistant superintendent for Berkeley County Schools for 11 years, having retired in June 2011.  He is a past president of the West Virginia Association of Secondary Principals. Currently, Deuell is working with several West Virginia counties as a principal mentor and school improvement specialist.  He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Education Administration Cohort Program at Hood College in Frederick, MD.  Additionally, he works with the Center for Professional Development as a facilitator for the Evaluation Leadership Institute, Policy 4373 and for Using Data for School Improvement sessions.

Dr. Gypsy Denzine

Dean, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University,    Monongalia County

Dr. Gypsy M. Denzine joined West Virginia University in November 2013, serving first as associate provost for Community Engagement and Outreach.  Since January 2015, she has served as the WVU dean of the College of Education and Human Services.  She is a tenured professor in the WVU Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development.  Prior to joining WVU, she spent 17 years at Northern Arizona University.  During her years at NAU, she served as assistant vice provost of the Professional Education Unit and dean of the College of Education.  She earned a doctorate in Educational Psychology: Emphasis in Learning and Cognition from the University of Northern Colorado, a master's degree in Counseling from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.  Dr. Denzine has worked professionally at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and the University of California at Berkeley.  She has conducted research in the area of college student learning and motivation, academic self-efficacy, engineering education, and faculty development in higher education. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of College Student Development and Student Affairs Journal.  She has received grant funding for projects in the areas of engineering education, professional development for early childhood professionals, and educator preparation programs in rural areas. 
Dr. Teresa Eagle

Dean, Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, 
Marshall University
Graduate College

Dr. Teresa Eagle is the dean of the Marshall University School of Education and Professional Development Marshall Graduate College. She earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Morris Harvey College (currently the University of Charleston) in Educational Administration; an Educational Specialist Degree from Marshall; and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. Dr. Eagle taught high school mathematics for 11 years and then served as an administrator for nine years, holding positions as assistant principal, principal and curriculum supervisor. She was named West Virginia Teacher of the Year in 1989.

Will Hosaflook

Principal, Ripley High School Jackson County


Will Hosaflook has been a professional educator for 14 years.  Hosaflook earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marshall University in Social Studies, and completed his Master of Education degree in School Leadership from Salem International University.   While at Marshall, he was a three-year letterman for Marshall’s football team, and earned the distinction of being an Academic All-American.  He began his professional career as an Advanced Placement Psychology and World History teacher at Ripley High School for eight years. Hosaflook served as assistant principal at Ripley High School for two years and has been principal at the school for the past four years.  He is also a member of the WVCPD Advanced Placement Leadership Team, is president of the Jackson County School Masters’ Association, and is president of the Jackson County Community Foundation.

Ray Londeree

Fayette County

Ray Londeree, former principal at Valley High School in Fayette County, was appointed assistant executive director of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission in March 2007. A position he held until his retirement in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Concord College (University) and master’s degree from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He has served as principal at Oak Hill High School, Eastern Greenbrier Junior High and Gauley Bridge High/Middle School. He has coached several sports and was the athletic director at Valley, Mt. Hope and Oak Hill hgh schools. Londeree has served as a member of the WVSSAC Board of Directors, and as a team leader for the WVCPD Principals’ Leadership Academy for New Principals.

Cari Pauley

Teacher, Lincoln County High School, Lincoln County
Cari Pauley received her National Board Certification in 2004 in English Language Arts – Adolescence and Young Adulthood. She teaches English 11, Journalism and Yearbook at Lincoln County High School and holds a master’s degree in Humanities from the West Virginia Graduate College. She also has a master’s in Journalism from Marshall University. Pauley was awarded the West Virginia Heart of a Good Teacher Award by College Summit in 2010, and is a presenter for WVCPD’s National Board Certification professional development.



F. Scott Rotruck

WV Board of Education

F. Scott Rotruck was appointed to the state Board of Education in March 2016 by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to fill an unexpired term that ends Nov. 4, 2017.

Rotruck is the Director of Energy and Transportation Services for Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. He joined Spilman in 2013, after working 10 years in railroad operations, 20 years in regulatory and external affairs in the coal, oil & natural gas industries and six combined years as the Economic Development Director and member of the adjunct faculty at the WVU College of Business & Economics teaching Entrepreneurship. He is an accredited (Angel) investor and participant in several early stage companies in WVa.

Rotruck is a 1977 graduate of WVU, has an MBA from Frostburg State University and is a certified Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Instructor. He was appointed by four West Virginia Governors, to chair several statewide boards in economic development, tourism and venture funding. Born in Huntington, WVa., he grew up in Keyser, and now lives in Morgantown, with his wife Carol. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Frank Vitale

WV Board of Education

Frank Vitale serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at KeyLogic – a professional services, engineering, and technology firm headquartered in Morgantown, WV – with a focus on enhancing the company’s robust culture of high performers by fostering their well-being and professional development. He has more than 21 years of experience in business and community leadership.

Throughout his career, Frank has held senior leadership roles managing human relations and operations at financial and healthcare institutions. He served as senior vice president of Clear Mountain Bank’s Private Banking Group, head of Human Relations and the Executive Banking Group at a start-up bank in north central West Virginia, and director of human relations and operations for the Allegheny/Mid-West Region of Genesis Eldercare. Additionally, Frank has served as a substitute school teacher and a head coach for a middle school wrestling team in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

Vitale earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from West Virginia University, where he serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor for the WVU School of Medicine and recently served as a member and past-chairman of the MBA Advisory Board for the College of Business and Economics; He currently serves as Chairman of the Visiting Committee for the School of Public Health; past-member of the Visiting Committees for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Pharmacy; and past-member of the board for the Campus Neighborhoods Revitalization Corporation for Morgantown, WV.

A graduate of the US Army’s Academy of Health Sciences, Vitale has more than 17 years of accumulated service to his country as a member of the U.S. Army and West Virginia National Guard, finishing his career with the rank of Captain. Since graduating from Valley Forge Military College in 1994, Vitale has been recognized on numerous accounts for his service, including through the United States of America - Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal with oak-leaf cluster.

Frank and his wife Ashley reside in Morgantown, West Virginia, with their son Maxwell and daughters Isabella and Cecelia
Dr. Emily Waugh
Associate Professor, Dept. of Education, WV State University, Kanawha County
Dr. Emily Waugh is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Education at West Virginia State University (WVSU).  A certified elementary and special education teacher with administrative certificates for principal and superintendent, Dr. Waugh’s focus is on public education, grades K-12.  She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in assessment, classroom management, childhood development, and leadership.  She served as the Coordinator of Professional Development Schools and Director of Clinical Experiences at WVSU.   A native of West Virginia, Dr. Waugh was born and raised in the Kanawha Valley.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from West Virginia University.  While a public school teacher in the Kanawha County public school system, she earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.  She left the classroom to work at the West Virginia Department of Education.  Subsequently, she earned an Education Specialist and a Doctor of Education degree from Marshall University.  Dr. Waugh also worked in the Dean’s office at Marshall University Graduate College.  She has received numerous grants relating to Professional Development Schools, science education in elementary schools, and National Board Certification. 





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