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Berkeley Co. Board of Education appoints principals

March 18, 2013
  • Berkeley Co. principals
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Board of Education on Monday night approved the appointment of five principals at elementary and intermediate schools for the 2013-14 school year.

The appointments include:

• Kimberly Agee will serve as Bedington Elementary’s new principal.

• Sonia Knipe was appointed principal at Hedgesville Elementary.

• Drenna Reineck was named principal of Tuscarora Elementary in Martinsburg. The appointments are effective in July.

• Amanda Billmeyer was appointed principal of Potomack Intermediate School in Spring Mills, W.Va.

• Beth McCoy was named principal of Tomahawk Intermediate School.

McCoy, who has served as assistant principal at Tomahawk for the past three years, will begin her new duties in 2013. A graduate of then Shepherd College and West Virginia University, McCoy has 14 years of service with Berkeley County Schools, beginning her career at Marlowe Elementary School where she taught second grade.

Billmeyer, who has served as the Potomack’s assistant principal since 2011, previously taught fourth grade at the school, beginning in 2007. Billmeyer earned degrees from Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.

Agee, who has served as principal of Eagle School Intermediate since 2009, began her career with Berkeley County Schools in 1997 as a first-grade teacher at Valley View Elementary and then at Eagle School Intermediate as a fourth-grade teacher. Agee also holds degrees from Shepherd and WVU and has served as assistant principal and principal at Mill Creek Intermediate in her tenure with the school system.

With 26 years in elementary education, Knipe is set to take the helm at Hedgesville Elementary after serving as assistant principal there for nine years.

Knipe, who taught at Berkeley Heights Elementary for 15 years, also taught at Bedington Elementary and was the county’s teacher of the year in 1999 and a finalist for the state award. She also earned degrees from Shepherd and WVU. 

Reineck, who has taught enrichment for Berkeley County Schools for the past three years, previously served as an assistant principal and principal.

Reineck, who also is an adjunct professor for American Public University, earned degrees from Virginia Tech, University of Central Florida and been certified for gifted education from WVU.

She began her career in Florida and also has worked in Maryland.

— Matthew Umstead

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