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  • Superintendent Richard D. Duncan, Ph.D.

    Dr. Richard Duncan

    Dr. Richard Duncan was appointed Superintendent of Schools by the Roane County Board of Education beginning July 1, 2017.

    A native of Williamson, West Virginia, "in the heart of the billion dollar coalfields," Dr. Duncan is a 2001 graduate of Belfry High School in Belfry, KY. He earned a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering, master of science in finance, and doctor of philosophy in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, and a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate endorsed for Mathematics (5 - Adult) and a master of arts in leadership studies from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Before joining Roane County Schools, Dr. Duncan served as a teacher, STEM Program Coordinator, and Director of Human Resources and Information Systems for Mingo County Schools in Williamson, WV.

    Contact Dr. Duncan

    Richard Duncan, Superintendent

    Roane County Board of Education

    813 Capitol Street

    Spencer, WV 25276

    (304) 927-6433

    [email protected] (Email)

    @RDDuncanSuper (Twitter)

    Director of Curriculum & Instructional Support Carla Brown


    Director of Student Life Jerry Garner


    Director of Special Education Melissa O'Brien


    Treasurer / Chief School Business Officer Amy Downey