Sherri Talkington, President
Sherri Talkington lives on a farm in Harrison County with her husband, whom she has known since she was nine years old and married him in 1988. Sherri has one daughter, one son, and four granddaughters.
Sherri serves as the President of the Harrison County School Service Personnel Association. She has been on release time for 2 years as field staff for WVSSPA. Sherri enjoys very meeting and working with the members.
Since 1997, Sherri has worked as a teacher aide (ECCAT since 2014) in Harrison County. She has been a WVSSPA member since the year 2000. In her free time she loves to ride horses and spend time with family and friends. She also loves working on her farm, gardening, and outdoor photography.
Jerry Ames, Vice President
Jerry Ames resides in Wheeling, WV, with his wife Janet. Jerry is the father of two children, Jerry Jr. and Jessica, and has three grandchildren, Jordan, Jocelyn and Olen.
Prior to his career with Ohio County Schools, Jerry served 17 years with the Unites States Army Reserves. Jerry currently works for Ohio County Schools Maintenance Department as an Asbestos Management Planner and Inspector. He has been a member of the WVSSPA for 25 years. In 2014, Jerry helped recruit over 100 new members to the association from the Northern Panhandle. He currently serves as President of the Ohio County School Service Personnel Association and as the Maintenance Representative and a Vice President of the state WVSSPA Executive Committee.
In his free time Jerry enjoys riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, officiating high school football games and watching his grandchildren play sports.
Tammie Glover, Secretary
Tammie Glover was raised in a union family. She is the granddaughter of coal miner, Aude Adams, and the daughter of a steelworker and a garment worker, Paul and Tommie Frasher. Tammie has been married to a Teamster, David A. Glover, for 35 years. She is the mother of two children and six grandchildren.
Tammie graduated from Milton High School and attended Marshall University. Tammie was a stay-at-home mother until her children began school. In 1986 she was hired by Cabell County Schools and joined WVSSPA shortly after.
Tammie has 29 years of experience as an office professional. She currently works at Cabell County central office and runs a county help desk for the West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS). Tammie serves as secretary of the Cabell County School Service Personnel Association. She was elected in 2015 as the Office Representative and a Vice President of the state WVSSPA Executive Committee.
Tammie and her family enjoy playing bluegrass music. She and her husband enjoy off-roading in their Jeep Wrangler, working on the farm and raising Jack Russell Terriers. Tammie is honored for the opportunity to serve on the executive committee.
Kim Poland, Treasurer
Kim Poland was born and raised in Romney, WV. She is the mother two children, son, Zac, and daughter, Shaena. Kim has two lovely granddaughters, Melodee and Megan.
Kim currently resides in Romney, WV, with her husband Tim Meek. She works for Hampshire County Schools as a Special Education Classroom Aide at Hampshire High School. Kim has been an active member of WVSSPA since the start of her career in 1996.
Kim is a Methodist pastor of three churches in the South Elk Garden Charge community.
Kim serves as the local President of the Hampshire County School Service Personnel Association, and as the Treasurer of the state WVSSPA Executive Committee.
Paul Black, Transportation, Kanawha County
Paul Black resides in Elkview, WV, with his wife, Guyla, of 39 years. Paul is the father of four children, three sons and one daughter; and the grandfather of four grandchildren, two boys and two girls. Paul has been a member of the WVSSPA for nearly ten years.
Paul works as a bus operator in Kanawha County. He served as the Transportation Representative for the Kanawha County School Service Personnel Association (KCSSPA) for three years, and now holds the office of KCSSPA Vice President. Paul and his wife enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and traveling around the county. His favorite place to visit is Oak Island, NC, where he and his family visit every year.
Twilla Lykins, Cook, Nicholas County
Twilla Lykins lives in Nicholas County with her husband Doug. She is the mother of one son, Patrick.
Twilla graduated from Nicholas County High School. She began her school service career in 1972. Twilla became a WVSSPA member in 1986. She currently works as a cook for Nicholas County High School. Throughout the years, Twilla has served as a Nicholas County School Service Personnel President and Vice President. She has served as the Cook Representative and a Vice President for the state WVSSPA Executive Committee since 2004.
During her school service career, Twilla has been active as a homeroom mother, PTA President and proud soccer mom. She is a member of the National School Nutrition Association and is an active 4-H volunteer. In her free time she enjoys reading and taking walks.
Jimmy Padgett, Custodial, Jefferson County
Jimmy Padgett lives in Jefferson County with his wife Catherine. He has worked in Jefferson County Schools as a Custodian for 19 years and has been a member of the WVSSPA during his entire career. His wife Catherine works as an Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher in Jefferson County and is also a member of the WVSSPA. Jimmy and his wife have a 19-year old daughter who is studying to be an elementary school teacher. They have two spoiled and well-loved dogs, “Carrie girl” and “Harley man.”
Jimmy has served as the Custodian Representative for the Jefferson County School Service Personnel Association for 15 years. He is a Christian and very active at his church, Grace Baptist, in Shenandoah Junction, WV. In his free time he enjoys golfing, wood working and spending time with his family.
Terri Young, Office, Jefferson County
Terri was born in Butler Pennsylvania and raised in Jefferson County WV. She graduated from Jefferson High School and started working in the school system in 1991. She has two children. She has a son who has his own business and is married to a teacher in WV, they have 3 children. She also has a daughter who is married with two children. They live in Pennsylvania.
Terri has been with Jefferson County schools for 27+ year and a member of WVSSPA for 27+ years both as a substitute and regular employee. She has worked as a Cook, Cafeteria Manager, Computer Operator, Aide, Clerk, Receptionist and Secretary. She currently works at Shepherdstown Middle School, she has been there for the last 21 years. Terri has been the President in Jefferson County School Service Personnel Association for 18+ years. Her mother was president for over 10 years.
Howard Meddings, Maintenance, Wayne County
Howard Meddings is President of the Wayne County local. He is an Inventory Supervisor for the Wayne County Board of Education. He has been a member of WVSSPA for 27 years and Wayne County President for 3 years. With help from his executive committee, Howard has increased Wayne County SSPA membership by 200%. In his free time he enjoys racing cars and spending time with his family.