Gene Smith

Dr. Gene Smith,


Gene Smith graduated from Sissonville High School in 1996. Afterwards he joined the United
States Marine Corps, and later the West Virginia National Guard. During his service he saw
combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After military service Gene earned a bachelor’s degree
from West Virginia State University, a master’s degree from National University, and a
doctorate from Marshall University. Gene is currently the principal at Sissonville High, but
recently he was the principal at Sissonville Middle School. During his tenure at Sissonville
Middle School, they experienced tremendous academic growth while focusing on nurturing
social and emotional growth. Gene is married to Amy Campbell-Smith and they have two
wonderful daughters – Macey Smith and Bella Smith. Gene is an avid hunter and outdoorsman
and enjoys staying active.

Dr White

Dr. Melanie White, Curriculum Assistant Principal

Dr. Melanie Edwards White, 2017 WV Assistant Principal of the Year, is the Curriculum Assistant Principal at Sissonville High School. She is the wife of Dr. Gerry White and the mother of Chloe White. Dr. White graduated from Liberty University with a Social Science degree before attending Marshall University and obtaining a master's degree in Leadership Studies and a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction. She looks forward to helping our students graduate and achieve excellence in their scholarship and learning.

Ashley Clay

Ashley Clay, Discipline Assistant Principal

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