Berkeley County Schools

Educational Excellence for All

 

Berkeley County Schools

Board of Education


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 Standing from left:  Mr. Ron Gray, Mr. Rick Pill, and  Mr. Todd Beckwith
Seated from left:  Dr. Darin Gilpin and Dr. Bill Queen

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. RICHARD PILL, VICE PRESIDENT is a 1973 Business Administration graduate of West Virginia University. He received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1977 also from West Virginia University.  He is a practicing attorney with the law firm of Pill & Pill.  Mr. Pill has been a member of the Berkeley County Board of Education for 10 years. He is a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, and he is an avid member of the Mountaineer Athletic Club.

 
MR. TODD BECKWITH, MEMBER 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 life long resident of Berkeley County and has served on the Board of Education since 2010.  His philosopy and motto has always been...."FOR THE KIDS"!