Faculty & Staff

Office Staff

Principal: Dr. David Agnew

Dr. Agnew

  Meet our Principal, Dr. Agnew! He has worked for KCS for over 25 years. He has lived in the Sissonville community for nearly 30 years. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2011. He loves to spend time with his family, having fun at the lake, and time with his two grandchildren.

Secretary: Mrs. Robyn Keener

Counselor: Mr. Cullen Byers


     Meet our School Counselor, Mr. Cullen Byers! Mr. Byers is starting his first full year as a School Counselor after graduating with a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Liberty University in May 2023. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in College Student Development and Administration from Shepherd University. Mr. Byers has 10 years of experience in education including as a Resource Teacher at Dunbar Middle School; a Pre-K Aide and Behavior Support Specialist in Hagerstown, MD; a Substitute Teacher in Frederick, VA; and a Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Shepherd University. Mr. Byers is also a Board Member of the WV Counseling Association. In his free time, Mr. Byers loves to read, travel, and spend time with his wife and three cats. 


Nurse: Ms. Tonya Devins


Pre-K Teacher: Samantha Harper


Pre-K Aide: Mr. Eddie McDougal

Pre-K Parent Assistant: Mrs. Lisa Casto

Meet our Pre-K Parent Assistant, Mrs. Lisa Casto! Lisa graduated from high school. She has been working at SES for 5 and 1/2 years! In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her grandchildren. 


Pre-K Teacher: Mrs. Andrea Webb


Meet our Pre-K Teacher, Mrs. Andrea Webb! Andrea graduated from Ripley High School and Marshall University. This is her 6th year teaching at SES! She really enjoys spending time with her family and going on road trips. Andrea has 2 kids, a dog, and some cats. 


Pre-K Aide: Mr. Brian Jones





Kindergarten Teacher: Mrs. Jodi Evans

Kindergarten Aide: Mrs. Karen Pridemore


  Meet our kindergarten aide, Mrs. Karen Pridemore! Karen graduated from Sissonville High School in 1996. Karen was a cook at SES for 4 years and this will be her 2nd year as an aide! Karen enjoys camping, fishing, watching her son play baseball, watching the Cincinnati Reds, and going on Harley rides with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Gibbs. 


Kindergarten Teacher: Mrs. Alyssa Swain

  Meet our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Alyssa Swain! Alyssa has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Pre-K-K, Elementary K-6 and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Specialization in Methods. She has been teaching at SES for 9 years. Alyssa enjoys reading, working outside, and spending her extra time being a soccer mom! 

  Kindergarten Aide: Mrs. Susan Wray

  Meet our Kindergarten Aide, Mrs. Susan Wray! Susan graduated from Sissonville High School in 1981. She then went to trade school and was a CNA until after her children started school. She took classes to be an Assistant Teacher and she is state certified. Susan has been working at SES for 15 years. She enjoys playing her guitar and singing. Susan also likes to go for walks in the woods and take pictures of nature. Susan has been married for 40 years and has two grown children. 

First Grade

1st Grade Teacher: Mrs. Amber Keller


  Meet our 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Amber Keller! Amber is starting her 9th year of teaching and her 8th year of teaching at SES. She played tennis for WVSU and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Art Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. In May 2021, Amber graduated from Marshall University Graduate College with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. Amber enjoys creating artwork for people and has taught art at "Summer Arts Camp" during the summer. She attends North Hills Baptist Church where she plays the piano for the choir and gives piano lessons. Amber also enjoys playing with her puppy, Buster, and exercising. Amber's husband is a 5th grade teacher at Sissonville Middle School.

Student Aide: Ms. Martha Lesher

1st Grade Teacher: Ms. Melissa Toler

Student Aide: Ms. Dina Davis

Second Grade

2nd Grade Teacher: Ms. Mikalyn Murphy

Mikalyn Murphy

2nd Grade Teacher: Ms. Katie Bailey


Meet our second grade teacher, Ms. Katie Bailey! 

Third Grade

3rd Grade Teacher: Mrs. Bethany Fisher


         Meet our 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Bethany Fisher! Mrs. Fisher is a graduate of Ripley High School and West Virginia State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education as well as a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. She is starting her 7th year as a teacher for Kanawha County Schools and her 2nd year at SES! She lives in Evans, WV with her husband and two boys ages 10 and 4- Kaiden who is in 5th grade at Ravenswood Grade School and Kobe who is in Pre-K here at SES. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, whether it be traveling somewhere or at the ball fields. 


3rd Grade Teacher: Ms. Taylor Berry





Fourth Grade

4th Grade Teacher: Ms. Kacy Boggess

Kacy Boggess

  Meet Ms. Kacy Boggess! Kacy graduated from Sissonville High School in 2010. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education in May of 2015. She obtained her Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics in August of 2018. This is her 7th year teaching at SES. Kacy loves to read and travel. She also loves spending play time with her new puppy, Nezuko. She also attended SES as a kid! 

4th Grade Teacher: Mrs. Angela Guthrie

Angela Guthrie

Meet our 4th grade teacher Mrs. Angela Guthrie! This is her 4th year at Sissonville Elementary School and her 6th year teaching in Kanawha County. Angela grew up in the Sissonville area and is so glad to be working in the community. Currently, Angela holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-6 and a Master's Degree in Education for Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Mathematics. When Angela is not at school, she enjoys spending time at home with her family, crafting, gardening, and reading when she finds some quiet time. 


Math Interventionist: Mrs. Shelley Frye

Shelley Frye


Meet our Math Interventionist, Mrs. Shelley Frye! Shelley is starting her 30th year of teaching. She lives in Winfield, and has 2 boys that are in high school, 3 cats, and a dog. Shelley enjoys walking and running in her spare time. She would like to say, "I LOVE MATH!"


Reading Interventionist: Mrs. Caitlyn Adkins


Resource Teacher: Mrs. Kelly Heidenreich


Meet our Resource Teacher, Mrs. Kelly Heidenreich! Kelly loves to teach reading and math. Kelly received her Bachelor's Degree from Shepherd University and her Master's Degree from WVU in 2017. After that she completed a Certification in Multi-Categorial Special Education in 2019. Kelly enjoys teaching, being a mom, wife, and grandmother. Her favorite pastime is cooking and taking care of her two granddaughters. 


Speech Teacher: Mrs. Angie Kiser

Angie Kiser

  Meet our Speech Teacher, Mrs. Angie Kiser! Angie graduated high school in Summersville, WV at Nicholas County High in 1985. She graduated from WVU with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology and audiology in 1989 and graduated from Marshall University in 1990 with a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology. Angie has been working at SES for 9 years and has been a speech pathologist for 32 years. She enjoys cooking, reading, and camping in her RV. She has been married for 34 years to Mark Kiser and has 4 sons. Angie loves her job and loves helping children communicate better! 



Specials Teachers

Librarian: Mrs. Beth Jones


  Meet our Librarian, Mrs. Beth Jones! Beth went to school at Wallace Heights Elementary, Sissonville Jr. High, and Sissonville High School. She graduated from WVSU with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education. This is her 3rd year working at SES! She loves to read, travel, and spend time with her husband 3 kids, and 3 dogs. Beth is very excited to be working in her community and feels so blessed to be at SES!


Art Teacher: Kaitlyn Carter 


Music Teacher: Mr. Scott Milam


Physical Education Teacher: Mrs. Tracy Gary

Parent Assistants


Parent Assistant: Ms. Katie Combs


Head Cook:




Cook: Mrs. Kim Patton


  Meet our cook, Mrs. Kim Patton! Kim graduated from Sissonville High School in 1993. She has been working at SES for 11 years. Kim enjoys traveling! 


Cook: Mrs. Regina Long


Meet our cook, Mrs. Regina Long! Regina graduated from high school in 1975. She has been at Sissonville Elementary school for 11 years. She enjoys horses, making crafts, cooking, and working with children! 


Cook: Ms. Anna Pennington



Cook: Mrs. Hannah Cunningham



  Meet our Parent Assistant, Mrs. Hannah Cunningham! Hannah has an Associates of Applied Science/Criminal Justice Degree. This is her 2nd year working as a cook at SES. Hannah enjoys goats, farming, and her chickens. She has 2 children who attend SES. Her daughter Isla is in 2nd grade and her son Uriah is in first grade. She has been married to Blake Cunningham, a Sissonville native, for 8 years. Hannah has 4 goats, 2 chickens, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. 



Head Custodian: Mr. Allen Martin


Custodian: Mrs. Lynnette Roberts