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Roger Kimble Eyes Board of Education Seat

By Staff | Apr 25, 2018


Roger Kimble is vying for a position on the Tyler County Board of Education. Kimble currently resides on Buck Run with his wife, Sadonna. Together, the two have been married for 40 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

After graduating from West Virginia University with a major in music education, Kimble began teaching in McDowell County at Coalwood Elementary School. The next year, Kimble became band director at Welch Jr. High School and worked in that capacity for two years. In 1980, Kimble became the Pennsboro High School Band director and worked in that job for three years.

In 1984, Kimble’s career path changed, and he moved back to Tyler County. Kimble went to work for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources; after 26 years of employment, Kimble retired. While working at the WV DHHR, Kimble supervised seven investigators throughout the state in the department of the WV Inspector General.

After retirement, Kimble took classes to secure his teaching certificate once again; he began substitute teaching in Wetzel and Tyler counties. He is still teaching at this time.

From 1996 to 2006, Kimble was an assistant to Mr. Smith, the band director at Tyler Consolidated. Kimble served as the percussion instructor and music arranger for the band.

Kimble’s three children attended Tyler County Schools K-12, and he is proud to say they all graduated with honors. Kimble credits the Tyler County School system for offering his children with an excellent education. Each child graduated from WVU and all three have been “very successful in their careers.”

Kimble also works with school students in another matter. He has been a basketball referee for 19 years and officiates about 40 varsity basketball games a year in the OVAC and LKAC. It has given Kimble the opportunity to get to know administrators and coaches from many schools, as well as spend time in those facilities. When visiting these schools, Kimble said he sees a variety of methods regarding sports scheduling, student discipline, and the handling of public assemblies.

Except for six years after college, Kimble has lived in Tyler County all his life. He attended Ellsworth Grade School and Tyler County High School.

“I know a great deal of people in this county and feel I understand what most of them desire from a school system,” said Kimble.

“I look forward to representing the citizens of Tyler County, and I kindly ask for their vote.”