Phone: 304 235 2266


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Health Sciences Bachelor of Sciences in Education Certifications in Health, Chemistry, and Biology Master of Arts in Secondary Education Rank I Educational Administration Endorsements Elementary Principalship and Secondary Principalship

Mr. Roy Penix

Mr. Penix is a retired Kentucky teacher with 42 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. He has been in Mingo County the last nine of those years. Mr. Penix has a Bachelor's degree in Community Health and a Bachelor's degree in Education with certifications in Health, Biology, and Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, a Master's degree in Secondary Education and a Rank 1 in Educational Administration with endorsements of Secondary Principalship and Elementary Principalship from Morehead State University. He began teaching at Sheldon Clark High, then became an elementary principal at Pigeon Roost Elementary, worked as a teacher and administrator at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center, taught at Prestonsburg High School, and Mingo County with the last five years at Tug Valley High.  Mr. Penix has been an assistant basketball coach, has sponsored several clubs and organizations, and served on numerous committees at both the school and district levels. In 2011 he was in the top eight finalists for the Ashland Oil Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year. His ranking was unknown as only the first place winner was announced.  His classes to teach this year are Biology I, Chemistry I, Chemistry II and AP Biology.    


 Mr. Penix also is the pastor of Paintsville Church of The Nazarene and  in September will have served   has served  in this role for twenty-three years.