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David Roach (WV '93)


At the time of the Award, David Roach was:

Beverly Hills Middle School
Huntington, WV

Biographical Information

Mr. David L. Roach, a resident of Huntington, was appointed by Governor Jim Justice and currently serves as Executive Director for the School Building Authority of West Virginia. Mr. Roach previously served as Superintendent of Schools for Cabell, Lincoln, Mingo and Wayne Counties.  He is also a former Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal and Biology Teacher. He is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological and General Science with a Master of Administration in School Administration. He attributes his decision to pursue a career in education to his upbringing. His parents, who had the "utmost respect for teachers," raised all four of their children to become educators. "Our parents nurtured in us the respect for learning and the need to share it with others," he says. Mr. Roach believes that "all teachers must guide, individualize, and specialize instruction so that all students will learn."

Related Connections

Article: West Virginia: Letters to Future Educators

Milestone: David Roach (WV '93) Becomes State Superintendent

Additional Information


1977 Marshall University, M.A.

Marshall University, B.A.