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Lifelong Resident Yeager Vies For Board of Education Seat


April 11, 2018
Wetzel Chronicle

Lifelong Wetzel County resident Jay Yeager is seeking a seat on the county's board of education. Yeager and his wife Barbie reside in Reader, where Yeager has lived for the past 34 years. Together, the Yeagers have two sons, Corey (Kortney) and Ryan. Both sons are graduates of Valley High School.

The Yeagers also have a granddaughter, Emmalyn Faith Yeager.

Jay is a graduate of Magnolia High School and a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and a master's degree in Education Administration, with more than 45 additional graduate hours.

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He retired from Wetzel County Schools with 37 years experience as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, administrator, and assistant superintendent. He also served as Interim Director of the Wetzel County Career Center and Interim Superintendent of Schools. Prior to working for Wetzel County Schools, Jay was employed at Herrick's IGA, West Virginia University, and Ormet Corporation. Presently, Jay serves as a substitute teacher for Wetzel County Schools.

Jay's honors are numerous. He was previously named as Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year, and also was once named Shortline Alumni Educator of the Year. He is a recipient of the Friend of 4-H Award and a graduate of the West Virginia Principals Academy. He is a former board member and president of the West Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation, as well as West Virginia School Personnel Association. Jay is also a former member of the West Virginia Association of School Administrators. He has many other recognitions and awards.

Jay is present treasurer of the New Martinsville Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 931, and he is present secretary for the Wetzel Lodge No. 39 A.F. and A.M. He is a member of the Nemesis Shrine Temple, Tyler County Shrine Club, Tri-County Shrine Club, Sistersville Country Club, and member of the Bruce Lanes Bowling Hall of Fame.

His hobbies include golf, fishing, hunting, boating, reading, traveling, history, and watching sports events - especially WVU football/basketball, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jay would be honored to have the county's vote on May 8, 2018.



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