Board President Jill Cooper sitting at a table

Jill Cooper

President of Braxton
County Board of Education
t: (304) 476-6576

Marjorie Jill Cooper and her husband Scott Cooper have lived in Burnsville, WV for the past twelve years. Jill is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Fairmont State College and has worked as a legal assistant/paralegal for over 30 years for attorneys specializing in family law. Her husband Scott is a retired Air Force Veteran. They have three children Megan, Marcus Jay, and Hunter, as well as a foster child JJ Cayton, who is like a son to them. The oldest of their children, Megan, graduated from Braxton County High School in 2013, while JJ is presently a junior and Jay is a sophomore, both of whom also attend Braxton County High School. Hunter, the youngest of the Cooper children, is attending first grade at Burnsville Elementary. Additionally, Jill and her husband have been Foster Parents since 2009 and consider themselves blessed to have welcomed over 40 children into their home throughout the years.

Mrs. Cooper brings a unique blend of community leadership skills and parent involvement perspective to her seat as board president. She is BSA trained and has previously served as Den Leader, Cub Master, Scout Leader, and Camp Director for the Scouts, and she remains active with Boy Scout Troop 1 of Sutton. Jill and her family regularly attend the Christ Church Sutton where she is an active member of the choir.  Her other interest include camping with her family and watching any sport… especially those involving her children or the West Virginia University Mountaineers.

Cooper’s campaign slogan was “I Am Somebody”. As Braxton County School’s Board President, Mrs. Cooper’s election platform will be embodied through the work that she is does to help each child realize their dreams and parents to feel confident about the educational opportunities that Braxton County Schools offers students. Her goal is to do this by shaping the school system to be a child-centered environment where all children realize, “They are Someone”.


Dave Hoover

Vice President of Braxton County Board of Education

Former Educator in Braxton County Schools

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board member Brad Shingler sitting at a table

Bradley Shingler

Bradley Shingler is a graduate of Braxton County High School and Glenville State College and holds a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science. He is married to Stevieann Shingler and is the proud father of two boys, Lincoln and Denzil. Mr. Shingler lives in Little Birch, where he has resided his entire life.

Mr. Shingler is an employee of the Federal Government and has been since 2004.

He is an avid outdoorsman with a particular passion for rabbit hunting and enjoys raising and training beagles in pursuit of that endeavor.

Deanna Whipkey
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Dolores Wright