As principal of Clay County High School since 1976, Jerry Linkinoggor has used the talents of students, teachers and parents to fight problems like high dropout rates and limited resources. Peer tutoring, academic booster teams, and pairing teachers with students identified as at high-risk for dropping out are just three programs he has developed. His hard work has produced results: for example, an increase by nearly 40% in the courses offered at Clay County High, and the participation of local businesses in sponsoring academic fairs and recognition programs. In 1989 Clay County was chosen as a National School of Excellence. This year, Mr. Linkinoggor was named the 1990 West Virginia Leader of Learning.
1972 Glenville State College, B.A.