Meet the Staff

Click on the name of each staff member for a picture of them in action.  To learn more about each staff member click on their title to read their biography.

Marlinton Elementary School today


Mr. Phillip Anderson
Mrs. Susan Armstrong
Mrs. Lauralee Bailey
Marlinton Elementary School today

Marlinton Elementary School today

Mrs. Margaret Baker


Mr. Caleb Barkely
Mr. Frank Barrett
Mrs. Barbara Beard


Mrs. Denise Burns


Mrs. Nicole Dilley
Ms. Joann Estep
Mrs. Becky Evans


Mrs. Samantha Feather
Ms. Katherin LaFleur


Mr. Rick McLaughlin
Mrs. Devan Simmons
Mrs. JoAutumn Goldizen
Mrs. Susan Grant
Mrs. Janesa Henderson
Mrs. Lisa Herold


Mrs. Debbie Irvine
Mrs. Sabrina Jordan


Mrs. Rebecca McCarty
Mrs. Tabitha McCoy
Mrs. Pamela McCurdy


Mrs. Cindy Price
Mrs. Nicole Rose-Taylor
Mrs. Krystal Sharek
Mrs. Heather Simmons


Mr. Brian Smith
Mrs. Kristie Smith
Ms. Dondi Stemple
Mrs. Kristie Tankersley


Ms. Jamey Weber


Ms. Kaitlyn Wratchford

Title and Biography


Hello! First of all, I apologize for any confusion, but my name changed last year from Salyer to Bailey. However, some systems do not allow for names to be changed and thus it still appears as Salyer in the WV email system. I am still me, however! I am happy to say I have been working for the Pocahontas County Schools as a Speech/Language Pathologist for almost 10 years! I am originally from Michigan and have many family members still there. I graduated from Michigan State University and have been blessed to have worked in my field of study since then. I have worked in 5 states, including WV. I also work for WV Birth to Three and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital as a contracted employee, after school hours. I enjoy many outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and biking, which I often do with my adult daughter who lives in Pittsburgh. I am thankful to have such wonderful places to work!

Head Custodian
First Grade
Second Grade
Preschool Aide
Special Education
Special Education Aide
I was born and raised in McDowell County moving to Pocahontas in 1979.  Worked in the school system for 28 years with 19 of those being at Marlinton Elementary.  Being one of the "oldest staff members in years of service here at MES", I have seen a lot of great co-workers move on and welcomed many new wonderful ones to our staff, and I honestly feel we have  one of the best staffs in West Virginia education system.
Head Cook
Third Grade
Title 1 Reading Specialist
2nd Grade
Special Education

I recently graduated from West Virginia University's 5 Year Benedum Collaborative Accelerated Teacher Education Program.  I have my Masters in Elementary Education, a certification in Special Education and am working on my endorsement in Autism Education.  I have approximately 1,300 hours of student teaching in Monongalia and Harrison County Schools.  My fiance moved to Edray about two years ago and I moved here once I finished college.  I am originally from New Jersey but would not trade this gorgeous area for the world.  I cannot wait to see what my future holds in the Pocahontas County School System.  

School Counselor
1st Grade
Physical Education
Teacher Aide
3rd Grade

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education K-8 from West Virginia University

This is my 14th year teaching 3rd grade in Pocahontas County.

This year I am a member of the County Staff Development Council, on the Facilities Committee, chair for the Hiring Committee, and Faculty Senate Vice President.

Teacher Aide

Mrs. Taylor attended West Virginia State University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Education.  Mrs. Taylor is currently enrolled at WVU pursuing a Graduate Degree in Early Intervention Special Education.  She taught Kindergarten and first grade in Kanawha County and served as the Holz Elementary After-School Tutoring Director.  This is Mrs. Taylor's seventh year in the classroom. 

Teacher Aide
4th Grade

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History-West Virginia University

Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education K-6- West Virginia University

Taught 4th grade for 8 years in Harford County Maryland before returning to Pocahontas County.

Teacher Aide
3rd Grade
5th Grade
Title 1 Reading Specialist
4th Grade
Elisa Jamey Weber
BS and Masters from WVU
30th year teaching--all in 4th grade. 7 years at Hillsboro and 23 at Marlinton
Served on the West Virginia Writing Team for 20 years
Pocahontas County Reading Council-member for 30 years