Stovall Named Roanoke County School Board Chairman

Mike Stovall

The Roanoke County School Board has elected Vinton District representative Mike Stovall as the school board chairman for 2010.  Stovall replaces outgoing two-time chairman Drew Barrineau.  Catawba District representative David Wymer was selected to serve his first term as vice-chairman.

Stovall was first elected to the Roanoke County School Board in 1994 and has been re-elected four times, most recently in 2009.  He has previously served twice as board chairman (1997, 2001) and three times as vice-chairman (1995, 2000, 2009).

A former investigator for the Vinton Police Department, Stovall currently owns Alert Driver Training, a driving instruction business.  He also volunteers as a coach for the William Byrd baseball team.

“The coming year is going to be one of the most challenging this board has ever seen, and I look forward to meeting that challenge,” Stovall said. “Together this board will work to make the best decisions we can to ensure our students continue to receive a top-quality education,” Stovall added.

In addition, the board set the school board meeting dates for 2010.  A list of those dates can be found online at:

By Gene Marrano