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Board of Education


Dr. Theodore Pauls, Board President

Antoinette Perkins, Board Vice-President

Christopher Byers

E. Robert Marks, M.D.

Stacy Hooper


1201 Pleasant Avenue, Wellsburg, WV 26070

Telephone Number: 304-737-3481

Fax Number: 304-737-3480

About the Board of Education


Ted Pauls is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Business Department at Bethany College. In addition to 25 years of experience in education, he has corporate experience as a former stockbroker and as a marketing director for a private corporation. He is a member of the Brooke High class of 1979. His higher education degrees, all earned from West Virginia University, include a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration, and Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration.

Ted has served on the Board for Lakewood Village Association, Board of the Brooke County Solid Waste Authority, as an elder for Bethany Memorial Church, President of the Trustees of Bethany Memorial Church, volunteer for The Island Recreation Center (Hilton Head, SC), and as a Town Council member for his home town of Bethany, WV.

Ted and his wife, Becky, are the proud parents of Hannah (BHS ’14) and Garrett (BHS ’18).



E. Robert Marks, M.D. is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has been practicing medicine in Wellsburg and Wheeling Hospital, since August of 1998. He is past president and chairman of the board for the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Marks graduated in 1991 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry. He graduated in 1995 from Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Wheeling Hospital in 1998 after serving as chief resident. Dr. Marks serves as campus physician at Bethany College.

He earned the prestigious Physician’s Recommendation Award with Commendation by the American Medical Association in 2002 and again in 2010. He was recognized by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Family Doctors in 2007 and in 2014. Dr. Marks served as Program Director of Wheeling Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program from 2007 through 2012. He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor for WVU School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Marks served on West Liberty Universities Board of Governors and the West Virginia Wesleyan Alumni Council.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Brooke County Medical Association, the Ohio County Medical Society, the West Virginia State Medical Society, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Marks has been published in several local, regional and national publications including the West Virginia Medical Journal and Kaplan Review.


At BHS Mrs. Perkins served as class advisor, Basketball Babes advisor, faculty senate vice president, Health/PE Dept. Chair, wrote $40,000 grant Commit to Be Fit when Wellness Center was built, and selected Brooke High School Teacher of the Year 2014. Taught spec. ed., health, PE, and dance.

Member of the WV and Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees and has taught 2nd grade CCD at St. Anthony’s, Follansbee since 1985.

As a board member, serve on the WVU Extension Service Board

Life long resident of Follansbee, husband, Gary (married for more than 40 years), and two children-Annette Perkins and Ashley(Mark) Symons and three grandchildren, Addison, Maxwell, and Harper.

Email: Degrees and Certifications:

BA West Liberty Health/PE/Spec. Ed. MA WVU Communication


Chris Byers of Weirton WV, is a Brooke High Class of 1990 graduate and received his MA in Community Counseling from WVU. He is married to his wife of 25 years Julie (Cooper) Byers class of 91, and they have three children two daughters Kylie (21) a senior at Marshall, Iris “Chrissy” (20) a Junior At WVU, and son Cooper (13) an 8th grader at Brooke Middle. He is the son of the Late Robert Byers and Brenda Ice (Weirton).

Chris is a Regional Vice President for Pinnacle Treatment Centers, and oversees Pinnacle’s addiction treatment operations in the Midwest and South. Chris has been with Pinnacle the past 7years. Prior to joining Pinnacle Chris was the Vice President of Residential and Day Care Services for Crittenton Services in Wheeling. His career in Social Services spans the past 20 plus years.