2015 BOARD PRESIDENT - KENNA BARGER
Kenna Barger has been selected to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the Mountain State Forest Festival. She is the Director of Product and Material Development for the Southern Regional Education Board, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from West Virginia University and also a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies: Superintendency, Principalship, and Curriculum Specialist.
A resident of Beverly, Barger has spent 25 years in Education as math teacher, administrator, curriculum developer and a National Consultant. A National Board Certified teacher in Mathematics, she has received many prestigious awards for her work in education, including the Milken Educator Award, Disney Teacher of the Year Honoree, Presidential Awardee for Teacher’s of Mathematics, and is a National Presenter and Consultant for Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching.
Barger is a member of Alliance Community Fellowship Church and also serves as a Young Life Committee member. She and her husband Shelton, a Professional Engineer for Antero Resources, have three children; two sons, Lukas, a Senior at WVU, and Linkoln, a freshman at WVU, and one daughter, Skout, a Junior at Elkins High School.
Barger became an Assistant Director for the Mountain State Forest Festival in 2006. She served as an Assistant until 2009, when she was chosen to be Deputy Director General. In 2010, she was chosen to serve as Director General of the 74th Mountain State Forest Festival. She has served as a Board Member of the Mountain State Forest Festival since 2011. As a child, she was appointed a Flower Girl and Jester in the Royal Courts of Queen Silvia. Her daughter Skout served as Crown Bearer.
Aside from the Mountain State Forest Festival, she also holds a Board Member position for Black Bear Resort in Canaan Valley. She is a long-standing community sports volunteer, most recently with the Elkins High School soccer and swim teams. She also works as a Children’s House Liaison for Remember Nhu.