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Robert C. Byrd High School
Robert C. Byrd Eagle

One Eagle Way

Clarksburg, WV 26301






Principal Steven G. Gibson is entering his 26th year in education in Harrison County. Prior to becoming an administrator in Harrison County, Mr. Gibson taught science at Notre Dame High School (1991-1998), Robert C. Byrd High School (1998-1999), and Lincoln High School (1999-2006). He was named Teacher of the Year while at Lincoln High School. In July 2006, Mr. Gibson became assistant principal/athletic director of Liberty High School. From July 2011 to June 2014, he was the athletic director and assistant principal in charge of students with last name L-Z at Robert C. Byrd High School.  In July of 2014, Mr. Gibson was named as the Principal of Robert C. Byrd.  He is the third principal in the school's 21 year history and was preceded by Leon Pilewski and Martin Pigg.

A graduate of Potomac State College, Fairmont State University, and West Virginia University, Mr. Gibson has earned an associate, bachelor, and master degree. His philosophy on education is “True educators are ones who are willing to sacrifice today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard” (adapted quote by Dr. G. Nelson, co-founder of Earth Day).

He has been married for 28 years to his “high school sweetheart,” Sandy.

 Welcome Back to Another Exciting School Year!

      As a new school year begins, I look forward to greeting a new group of students as well as welcoming back our returning ones.  We also welcome a few new teachers who have replaced those that have retired.  I hope each and every one of you have had a great summer, are well rested and ready for another year. 

     Although each year brings with it some changes, we are looking forward to experiencing the same success we have had over the past years in our academic, arts and athletic areas.  We continue to be one of the most recognized schools statewide due to the efforts of our various sports teams, show choir, band, theatre and visual arts programs.  Furthermore, we continue to increase our academic offerings here at RCB including AP courses and on campus college classes.   I am fortunate to have such a hard-working and dedicated staff.

     Over the summer, our custodians and maintenance crew have been busy to get the building clean and complete all repairs prior to the first day.  Some of the most notable improvements are the recent powerwashing of the exterior walls of the school and some new paving around parts of the campus.

     So I encourage everyone to become an active member of the RCB community, whether you are a student, staff member, parent, alumni or local resident.  Our students are our future and they need all of our support!!!