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West Virginia School Board Association
Winter Conference ’15 Program
February 20/21
Marriott Hotel
West Virginia School Board Association
2220 Washington Street, East, Suite 2, Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 346.0571 /
West Virginia School Board Association Winter Conference ‘15
February 20/21
Charleston (Town Center Marriott Hotel)
Jim J. Crawford Sr. (Kanawha), WVSBA President
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Cumberland - Appalachian
WVSBA Executive Board Dinner
7:00 p.m.
WVSBA Executive Board Meeting
President Crawford, presiding
9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00 a.m.
Cumberland - Appalachian
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Bus Departs for Capitol Visitations
Note: Visitations based on individual arrangements. This is not
an association- or conference-sponsored activity
11:45 a.m.
Foyers AB / CD
Light Luncheon
Conference Sessions
1:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
First General Session
Sam Sentelle, Ed.D., WVSBA Vice President (Putnam)
Introduction of conference session and presenters/presiding
“Developing County Board Leadership Through Effective
“Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to
translate intention into reality and sustain it.” – Warren Gamaliel
Bennis (1925-2014), U.S. scholar, organizational consultant and
author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of
Leadership studies.
Lead Presenter:
Howard E. Seufer Jr., Esq., Bowles Rice LLP (Charleston),
WVSBA Counsel
2:30 p.m.
Foyer CD
2:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Respondents Marie Bilik, Deputy Executive Director,
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Va.
Michael Martirano, Ed.D.,
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools
4:15 p.m.
Adjournment (Dinner On Your Own)
4:15 p.m.
Strategic Planning Committee Concurrent Sessions
Blue Ridge
7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Second General Session
President Crawford,
Introduction of conference session and presenters/presiding
“Exploring Deeper Learning”
“…We know when students tune in - and we know when they tune
out. The more elusive question is why. There is emerging
consensus that the 20th-century approach to education, which
favors methods such as lectures and rote learning, is standing in
the way of making school relevant to more students. Fortunately,
research is catching up with our intuition and validating the
practices that we know work in the classroom. So how can
educators achieve these 21st-century outcomes and turn the
proverbial apple cart upside down? It's called deeper learning…”
– Dr. Martinez
Presenter: Monica R. Martinez, Ph.D.,
Presidential Appointee to the White House Commission of
Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Education Strategist,
Author, and Presenter.
9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:00 a.m.
Foyer AB
Buffet Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Kanawha – Blue Ridge
WVSBA FY16 Annual Business Meeting
9:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Third General Session
President-Elect Gregory S. Prudich (Mercer),
Introduction of conference session and presenters/presiding
Susan Lavenski,
Managing Partner, Charles Ryan Associates
Chair, Energy Speaks Education Committee
“2015 Frist Regular Session – 82nd West Virginia Legislature: A
Diagnosis and Prognosis”
Saturday, February 21, is the 39th Day of the 60-day Regular
Session. Major legislative issues affecting public education and
county boards of education will be discussed during this session
along with an analysis and review of the session.
Lead Presenter:
Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D.,
West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director
Members of the West Virginia School Board Association Executive
Board and Committee on Legislation
10:00 a.m.
Foyer CD
10:15 a.m.
Workshops – Please select one
Salons D
Session A
“Deeper Learning: West Virginia Application”
A rapidly changing world demands that West Virginia’s students
are not only able to master academic content, but also demonstrate
other skills and dispositions such as critical thinking, problem
solving, communication, collaboration, and grit. Increasingly,
school board members are discussing and debating ways to
prepare students for their future and not our past. This session
will explore the foundation behind learning experiences that
develop these skills and highlight actions by states, communities,
and schools that enable this learning. We will end with a
discussion of barriers and enabling opportunities state and local
boards should explore to prepare all students with the knowledge,
skills, and dispositions to succeed in college, career, and civic life.
Ace Parsi, Project Director for the National Association of State
Boards of Education’s Deeper Learning Portfolio
Salons A-C
Session B
“Next Generation Science Standards: What County Boards Need
to Know”
This session will focus on the new science standards recently
adopted in West Virginia. Topics will include the background of
the Next Generation Science Standards, how they are different
from previous science standards and curriculum, connections to
the common core competencies, making them West Virginia
science standards and what is going on in other states. There will
be an opportunity to experience and discuss these issues as it
relates to your experience in science
Francis Eberle, Ph.D., is the National Association of State Boards
of Education’s (NASBE) Deputy Executive Director
Salons EF
Session C
“Participant-Led Session”
Members of the West Virginia School Board Association Executive
11:45 a.m.
Conference Particulars
♦ Mobile Telephone Usage. Please turn mobile telephones off or on “vibrate.” This is a frequentlycited request of attendees, based on conference evaluation forms.
♦ Microphones. Please use floor microphones when asking questions of respondents/panelists or
making comments.
♦ Evaluation Forms/Credit “Hours” Forms. Please complete both, returning them to the Registration
♦ General Conference Questions. Inquire at the Conference Registration Desk or see members of the
association staff or executive officers.
♦ Menus. Friday Continental Breakfast: Freshly Baked Assorted Muffins, Assorted House Baked
Danish, Freshly Baked Breakfast Breads, Sliced Seasonal Fruits, Orange Juice, Freshly Brewed
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Teas. Friday Luncheon: Cured Ham Sandwich, Sliced
Roasted Turkey Breast Sandwich, Roast Beef Sandwich, Waldorf Salad of Apples, Walnuts, Celery and
Grapes, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Assorted Freshly Baked Cookies and Brownies, Blondie Bars,
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Assorted Teas, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. Saturday Breakfast: Seasonal
Fruits, Freshly Baked Assorted Muffins, White and Wheat Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon Strips
and Sausage Links, Breakfast Potato Hash, Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Raisins, Orange Juice,
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Teas.
W. Va. School Board Association Winter
Conference ’15 Roster of Presenters
(In Order of Program Appearance)
The following persons are presenting, presiding or facilitating in various capacities during
WVSBA Winter Conference ’15. All biographical information was provided by each individual
listed. Some edits were made for style and other considerations.
Roster of Presenters
Dr. Sam Sentelle is in his third term on the Putnam County Board of Education, Dr.
Sentelle is presently its Vice-President. He has served as Putnam County school superintendent
for 15 years and Superintendent of Logan County Schools for seven years. He has served as
chair of both RESA 2 and RESA 3. In Richmond City Schools in Virginia, he served as Budget
Director and Assistant to The Superintendent. He has been published in the American School
Board Journal and Educational Leadership. In 1997 he received a AASA Leadership for
Learning Award. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Sentelle has been a school principal
at both middle school and high school levels. In Putnam County, he is President of the Library
Board and President-Elect of Putnam Rotary.
Howard Seufer, Jr., Esq. Partner, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP, West Virginia
School Board Association Counsel. Mr. Seufer has served as WVSBA counsel since 1986. A , graduate of
the West Virginia University College of Law and Michigan State University – BA with High Honors – Mr.
Seufer has been named to Best Lawyers in America (Education Law). Other distinctions and memberships
include Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, National Moot Court Team. He served as a Law Clerk
to the late Hon. John A. Field, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He is Founding Member and
Past President, W. Va. Council of School Attorneys. Mr. Seufer is a member of the West Virginia State
Bar; West Virginia State Bar Education Law Committee; National school Boards Association Council of
School Attorneys; West Virginia Council of School Attorneys; Education Law Association; National
Association of College and University Attorneys; and the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Society. He
is an Officer and Board Member, The Education Alliance; Officer and Board Member, West Virginia
Mansion Preservation Foundation; and Commissioner, Blennerhassett Historical Park Commission.
Marie S. Bilik started her position as NSBA’s Chief Operations Officer on
December 3, 2013. Marie comes to NSBA as the executive director for of the New Jersey School
Board Association’s since 2007 and retired in November of 2013. As executive director, she
managed the day-to-day operations of a 70-member staff with an annual operating budget of
about $10 million, serving more than 4,800 school board members in 587 local districts, as well
as 65 charter schools. Bilik’s accomplishments are impressive. As executive director, she guided
the Association through the state's economic crisis, the creation of a new state school-funding
formula, the implementation of a 2-percent tax levy cap, November school board elections, and
proposed reforms in areas such as tenure and teacher evaluation. Throughout the entire time,
she kept a sharp focus on improving the academic achievement of children in all of New Jersey's
public schools. Under Bilik's direction, NJSBA established the Educational Leadership
Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ), an independent non-profit that advances public education
governance through training, research, and attaining grants to further professional
development. Bilik also presided over a complete renovation of NJSBA's 50-year old
headquarters building, which will allow NJSBA staff to serve school board members for decades
to come. Bilik was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie in September to serve on the Evaluation
Pilot Advisory Committee, a group of 21 education stakeholders that is advising the state as it
develops a new teacher evaluation process. Bilik has worked for NJSBA since 1993. Before
being selected as NJSBA executive director, she served as the Association’s director of field
services. The field service staff specializes in service designed to assist local school boards in
their governance of public school districts. Prior to that, she worked as NJSBA’s membership
advocacy coordinator, as a field service representative, and as a county program coordinator. A
resident of Sussex County, she served as a board of education member from 1981 to 1988, a
municipal council member in Green Township from 1988 to 1993, and mayor in 1993. She is
currently a member of the township planning board, its historical society and a trustee for the
Allamuchy Green First Aid. Bilik has agreed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the
Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ) and, also, has been appointed as
the NSBA Liaison to SLRMA and ASFA.
Dr. Michael Martirano began serving as West Virginia's 30th state superintendent of
schools in September 2014. Martirano has been an educator for 30 years and has amassed a
wide range of educational and administrative experience through his work as a science teacher,
principal and visiting professor at John Hopkins University. Most recently, he served as
superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools in Leonardtown, Maryland. As a risk-taker
and innovator, he consistently focuses his energy on improving academic success and building
positive relationships. He was selected the 2009 Superintendent of the Year in Maryland and a
2010 Innovator of the Year by the Maryland Daily Record. Martirano holds a Doctorate of
Education degree in school management and instructional leadership from Nova Southeastern
University, two Masters of Education degrees and a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Maryland.
CRAWFORD, Jim Joseph “Jim” Sr., W. Va. School Board Association Vice President; was
elected to the Kanawha County Board of Education in July 2000. Crawford, from Winfield, is the son of
the late Dorothy Crawford McClaskey and the late John Joseph Crawford. Crawford is a retired teacher /
coach from St. Albans High School. He taught for 39 years and served as an assistant coach in football,
head wrestling coach, head girls’ track coach and athletic director. He is the director of the Gazette
Track and Field Meet, which is held in Charleston. He and his wife, Marilyn, are the parents of one son,
Jim Crawford, Jr., who is a teacher in the Kanawha County school system. Crawford graduated from
Winfield High School and West Virginia State College where he played varsity football and received a
Bachelor of Science degree in education. He received his Master of Arts degree in education from West
Virginia University.
Dr. Monica Martinez is an education strategist and consultant for philanthropy and
non-profits, Senior Scholar for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and appointee to the
White House Commission of Educational Excellence for Hispanics. As an education strategist,
Monica works with philanthropy, nonprofits, states, districts and schools to help them establish
or codify strategic priorities and develop plans for their implementation; create, assist in the
roll-out of initiatives and provides ongoing management or short term execution; and/or
assesses an organization's initiative. Her book, Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public
Schools are Transforming Education in the 21st Century was released this summer and has
received positive reviews. Prior to this, Martinez served as the Vice President of the
KnowledgeWorks Foundation and President of the New Tech Network, a network of over 130
schools that engage in project based learning, integrate technology and create a strong school
culture. Martinez is an international and national speaker on the topics of deeper learning,
education innovation and reform, college readiness, and the future of learning. She served on
the Board of Trustees for AdvancED, an international accrediting agency and currently on the
Board for 10,000 Degrees, a college access and success intermediary in California.
Gregory Prudich is a member of the Mercer County Board of Education, serving for the past
15 years. He has served as its president for the past 8 years. Greg is a co-regional director and member
of the WVSBA Executive Board, as well as the chairman of the Education Efficiency Audit Response
Team. Greg is a native of Mercer County, graduating valedictorian from Montcalm High School. He
graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Concord University and
attained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1985. Greg
has spent most of his adult life working on education issues, and has been involved in many aspects of the
local education system as a parent, citizen and board member. Prior to becoming a member of the local
school board, Greg served on his local LSIC, the County PASS Committee, the County Safe Schools
Committee, the County School to Work Committee, as well as various athletic and co-curricular booster
clubs. Since being elected, he has given much attention to Technical Education and has been
instrumental in moving the Technical Education Center in Mercer County toward a technical high school
model, in adding new programs, in developing embedded credit and in working with New River
Community College to create a new model of delivery between the two education entities. Greg has
served on various boards and local entities, including CASE of Southern West Virginia, the Mercer
County Fire Service Board, and the Southern Regional Community Corrections Board. One of his
proudest associations is having guided the local Little League Baseball program to state prominence. He
currently practices law at the firm of Sanders, Austin, Flanigan & Flanigan, located in Princeton, WV,
where aside from practicing law he is also the office manager and manages information technology.
Greg resides in Princeton with his wife Penny. They have four wonderful children and have been
blissfully married for 31 wonderful years.
Susan Lavenski is a managing partner with Charles Ryan Associates. She is an expert
in issues management and has spearheaded the communications efforts for multi-million dollar
statewide transportation campaigns, utility expansion projects, controversial elections and
health care certificates of need. In other words, she’s the consummate problem solver. She has
provided strategy for Fortune 500 businesses and worked with local, regional and national
public figures, media representatives and business executives. Her work has produced results
that garnered statewide, national and international coverage for our clients. As the leader of our
Charleston office, Susan was named one of West Virginia Executive’s “Young Guns,” a
prestigious group of 10 business leaders across the state who exemplify success at a young age.
She also was named one of the West Virginia State Journal’s “40 under 40,” an honor
recognizing those who are playing critical roles in the state. Susan is a board member of the
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and West Virginia Business Roundtable. She serves as the
marketing/communications chairwoman for the West Virginia Manufacturers Association and is
a committee member and sub-committee chairwoman for Charleston Area Alliance's Vision 2030
Innovation/R&D Committee. Additionally, she is CRA's representative to the West Virginia
Business and Industry Council and the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia.
When this strategic mastermind isn’t at the office, she can be found taking part in a ton of
activities…Susan loves to run, root for her boys (who play just about every sport) and is never
more than five millimeters away from her iPhone which rarely gets a break. And, she does it all
without a single hair out of place.
Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., W. Va. School Board Association Executive Director.
O’Cull has spent his career as an employee of the West Virginia School Board Association,
joining the organization in July 1978 upon graduation from college. He became executive
director in 1985 – the organization’s third executive director. During his tenure, O’Cull,
working with the WVSBA Executive Board, has stressed high accountability for county boards of
education and county board members. The Association has one of the most comprehensive
school board member training programs in the nation and the only having external governance
through a statutorily-established training committee. Its 25 members include representatives of
various constituencies such as legislators, businesspersons and school employee organizations.
In terms of legislation, the Association has initiated required annual county board evaluation,
required superintendent evaluation and similar measures. Among other state-level appointments
and commitments, O’Cull served as a member of the Governor’s 21st Century Jobs Cabinet and,
in this capacity, recently chaired a charter schools and education reform task force. A prolific
writer – his undergraduate degree is in journalism – O’Cull is editor of The Legislature, the
state’s best-known education publication. In terms of national service, he served as a member
and helped draft the final report of the Twentieth Century Task Force on School Governance
(1992), many of whose concepts, including a concentration on county board policy and
policymaking as the dominant role of boards of education, have been incorporated into West
Virginia’s training modules. His doctoral dissertation dealt with school board decision-making
and the various “prompts” for such. He initiated “Project Leadership,” a program for aspiring
schools superintendents, which was funded solely through grants, state Department of Education
and legislative appropriations. (“Project Leadership” concepts have been incorporated into the
West Virginia Department of Education’s educational leadership program). He is an adjunct
professor of educational leadership. He and his wife Laquetta Joy Casto O’Cull reside in
Charleston. His son Tyler Weston Witten O’Cull is a junior studying communications at W. Va.
State University. O’Cull is a native of the Blue Grass State, his ancestors having settled in
Northern Kentucky during the late 1700s, including pioneering Methodist preacher/circuit rider
Rev. James O’Cull.
Ace Parsi is the Project Director for the National Association of State Boards of
Education’s Deeper Learning Portfolio at the organization's Center for College, Career, and
Civic Readiness. Through this position, he supports the work of state boards of education on a
variety of topics—including assessments, accountability, high school graduation requirements,
educator capacity and other issues—related to ensuring students have the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions essential for college, career, and civic success. Prior to joining NASBE, Mr. Parsi
held a number of policy, research, and school-based positions at the Alliance for Excellent
Education, the National Service-Learning Partnership, Policy Analysis for California Education,
and Fair Oaks Community School in Redwood City, California. Mr. Parsi holds a Masters in
Public Policy Degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California,
Berkeley. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Clare.
Dr. Francis Eberle is the National Association of State Boards of Education’s
(NASBE) deputy executive director after leading two organizations—the National Science
Teachers Association and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, both focused on
advocating quality science education and education policy. At NASBE, he works with staff to
build a strong portfolio of work across several disciplines. He supports state boards of education
across the country in understanding the content, process, and implications of state education
policy through one-on-one consultations, and facilitating state board retreats. Francis has
published many articles on science education and policy as well as co-authored four books. He
has been a middle school science teacher and now is an adjunct professor at George Mason
University Graduate School of Education in Fairfax, Virginia. Eberle graduated from Boston
University, University of Connecticut; he received his Ph.D. from Lesley University and attended
Harvard Business School’s Executive Management Program for nonprofit management.
West Virginia School Board Association Winter Conference Exhibitors
The App-Garden suite of applications is designed to improve workflow
processes for school districts in several areas: Travel Tracker, simplifies field
trip management and tracking; Volunteer Tracker, streamlines volunteer approval and
management; App-Garden University is online training for your substitute teachers. All of
the App-Garden applications are highly customizable to meet the needs and standards of each
school district. To learn more please visit our websites: and
Sonja Foster, Account Representative
Kaye Carden, Assistant
eSchoolView provides education websites and software. In addition to our
easy to use content management system (CMS), we have other software that can be integrated
via one platform saving resources - Instant Connect, Facilities Management, Mobile Suite, PR
Consulting and more. We invest time and resources to stand by these products!
Benjamin Good, Regional Director of Sales
Gary Philips, Education Account Executive
Energy Systems Group, ESG, is the premiere energy services company
(ESCO) in North America. ESG can partner with you and use our experience and expertise to
improve WV K-12 school facilities' energy infrastructure that pays for itself. The energy savings
created by modernizing school facilities pays for the projects and is guaranteed. ESG is
currently working with many K-12 schools in WV and K-12 schools in other states across the
country. We provide a proven and tested turnkey solution that school boards can use to address
heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, windows and more. ESG can make your project a
reality even in tight financial times. Please visit ESG's booth to get more information on how
ESG can help you meet the needs of your facilities to enhance the learning environment for the
students in your county school system.
Representative(s): Audra Blackwell, WV Business Development Manager
Johnson Controls works closely with WV school district to develop and
implement Guaranteed Energy Savings Projects. These projects allow school districts to
leverage utility savings to fund infrastructure improvements to their facilities. Johnson Controls
has a local branch office located in Nitro, WV where we also provide HVAC mechanical services
to customers throughout the state. Johnson Controls local office also works closely with local
architects and engineers on new construction projects to provide HVAC controls and HVAC
Joseph P. Price, Jr., Account Executive, K-12 Energy Solutions is a collection of easy-to-use technology tools for
schools. Developed by Citynet to meet the specific needs of West Virginia school systems, it
offers three core services. The first is, Citynet’s signature educational service,
deployed in 300 schools and provided completely free to any school as part of Citynet’s
dedication to giving back to the communities in which it serves. offers advanced
grade-tracking capabilities, a message center, seating charts, attendance modules, discipline
modules, reports, and an online data storage component. It provides school districts with a
system that offers administrative functionality, reporting, and organization-wide settings, that
allows teachers to quickly and easily manage grades, as well as provide students and parents
with the ability to access grades, assignments, key information, and effective communication all
in one place. is a feature-rich, yet easy-to-use website Content Management
System (CMS) for schools. is a distribution platform for effective and
immediate school-wide communications via phone, text and email. All three services work well
together, or independently, and feature single-sign-on functionality for additional ease. On-site
and remote training of all services is offered from Citynet. Award-winning and locally based
technical support is available 24/7/365. For more than 20 years, Citynet continues to be the
trusted technology and telecommunications partner to the region.
Jan Frenzel, Administrator
Larry Lambert, Account Executive
Mason & Barry, based in St. Albans, is the state’s leading HVAC factory
representative firm and West Virginia’s innovators of “Smart Schools” technology. Founded in
1959, they are celebrating their 55th year of providing HVAC equipment, building management
systems and security/surveillance systems for both commercial and educational facilities in West
Virginia. Additionally their extraordinary service fleet is one of the state’s largest and best
qualified bringing well over 400 years of total experience in the HVAC/Building Management
industry to the table. Because of the knowledge, experience and dedication of their people M&B
has earned and maintains a leadership role in WV’s HVAC, Smart Building and Surveillance
Dr. Clacy Williams, Director of Marketing
Reasoning Mind is a national nonprofit organization partnering with WV
counties to provide a first-rate math education for every child. Through a blended learning
approach called “instruction modeling,” technology is used to give every child the experience of
being in one of the world's best math classrooms.
Scott Darling, Partnership Manager
Samantha Darling, Implementation Manager
Seth Sharp, Implementation Coordinator
Lauren Thompson, Implementation Coordinator
Renaissance Learning™ is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment
and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance,
and accelerate learning for all. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly
differentiated and timely instruction while driving personalized student practice in reading,
writing, and math every day.
Mindy Brinson, Field Account Executive
Bill Campbell, Regional Vice President
Silling Associates, Inc. is a West Virginia practice, through and through.
Established in Charleston in 1902, we take great pride in being the longest continuing practice
in the state and one of the oldest in the country. Our legacy of bettering the lives of West
Virginians through the built environment is a commitment we take with much enthusiasm,
creativity and hard work. Ours is a practice centered on client service; learning their needs and
devoting our energies into producing buildings that exceed their expectations at every level. Our
success is evidenced by a reputation throughout the state for clear project leadership, highly
detailed documents, and completed works which speak to the values and goals of the client and
communities for which they are built.
Mike Moore, Associate AIA, Director of Business Development
The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) - Specializing in the Management of
High Quality Cooperative Procurement Solutions to reduce Costs and Mitigate Risks! Call the TIPS
office today where “Purchasing is Made Personal”.
Bill Herries, Procurement Solution Specialist
Williamson Shriver Architects is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary
design firm located in Charleston, WV. Established on the success of educational facility design,
our firm has considerable experience working within the parameters of the WV School Building
Authority guidelines as well as working in accordance with WV State Board of Education Policy
6200. Having completed over 400 educational facility designs throughout West Virginia… we’ve
been around since 1967… with nearly half of those involving SBA funding, our experience is
unparalleled. Not to mention, we completed over 20 CEFPS for the 2010-2020 time frame. We
speak your language! While specializing in educational planning and design, we provide design
services to a diverse client base throughout West Virginia. With construction values exceeding
one billion dollars over our history, the size and scale of our projects have ranged from detailed
plans for small interior renovations to large multi-million dollar new facilities. Our functional
and distinctive buildings reflect the vision of our clients and the spirit of our communities.
Greg Williamson, Architect, President
Ted Shriver, Architect, Vice President
Sarah Petry, Marketing Assistant
ZMM Architects & Engineers was established in 1959 in Charleston,
West Virginia. ZMM is an integrated award-winning design firm providing professional services
throughout the Mountain State. Whether designing educational or light industrial facilities,
military installations or commercial office space, we use an integrated approach to building
design by providing all building-related design services, including architecture, engineering
(civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical), interior design, and construction administration
from our office in Charleston. A leader in sustainable or ‘green’ design, we help develop
appropriate design strategies for our clients, as well as contribute to sustainable design and
construction seminars throughout West Virginia. As ZMM enters our second half-century
providing professional design services in West Virginia, we remain committed to the ideal of
providing high quality, client focused, design solutions that meet budget and schedule
requirements. This commitment to quality has been recognized through both State and National
design awards, as well as through the long-term client relationships that we have developed.
Adam Krason, AIA & Principle
David Ferguson AIA & Principle
Tommy Young Director of Client Relations