Berkeley County Schools

Educational Excellence for All


Berkeley County Schools

Board of Education


DR. WILLIAM QUEEN, PRESIDENT has been a full-time practicing restorative dentist in Martinsburg for the past 27 years.  He received his bachelor degree in accounting from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1968. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1977. He went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1983 with a specialty in prosthodontics. Dr. Queen has been a member of the Berkeley County School Board of Education since 1996. He has served as the president of the Board since 2000. He has been a resident of Berkeley County for the last 36 years and is a native of West Virginia.


MR. TODD BECKWITH, VICE-PRESIDENT is a 1970 West Virginia University graduate (B.A., Mathematics). He is employed as Senior Vice President with City National Bank. He has served as past president of the Berkeley County Board of Education.  Mr. Beckwith is also the Chair of the James Rumsey Technical Institute Administrative Council. Mr. Beckwith is an active member of the United Way and Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Panhandle WVU Alumni Chapter. He is a member of First Baptist Church.


DR. DARIN GILPIN, MEMBER a Berkeley County native received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from West Virginia University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He is vice president of Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital in Martinsburg.  Active in the community, Dr. Gilpin is serving as a member and past president of Sunrise Rotary Club, served on the board of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and on the Eastern Panhandle Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club. He has had the honor of serving as the moderator at the American Veterinary Medical Association Leadership Conference. He is a past Board Member and immediate past president of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association, WVU Eastern Panhandle Alumni Association and is currently serving on the WVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors.


MR. RON GRAY, MEMBER is a graduate of Shepherd College with a teacher's degree in Physical Education and Safety Education.  He is a retired teacher and coach from the the Berkeley County School System.  Mr. Gray is a lifelong resident of Berkeley County and has served on the Board of Education since 2010.  His philosophy and motto has always been...."FOR THE KIDS"!


MR. PAT MURPHY, MEMBER is a lifelong resident of West Virginia.  Pat graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1966.  He served in the US Marine Corps from 1966-1970.  He then went to Shepherd College and graduated in 1975 with a teaching degree in elementary education.  He retired from teaching after 30 years in 2005.  He also was a member of the WV House of Delegates for 8 years and a Berkeley County Commissioner for 6 years.  He previously served on the Berkeley County Board of Education for 7 years.  Pat is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he currently serves on the church council.  Pat has taught photography at the Martinsburg Boys/Girls Club for 43 years