Board Of Education

Joe Ray Thornbury
Title: Board Chairman

Joe Ray ThornburyJoe Ray Thornbury is a graduate of Pikeville High School, class of 1991. Born in Pikeville, KY and raised just 2 miles from Pikeville Elementary School where he and his family, Kayla his wife and son Clayton reside today.

Joe Ray was elected to three terms on the Pikeville Elementary School Site Base Decision Making Council. Over 2+ years, he made it a priority to be in attendance at all SBDM meetings as well as all Pikeville Independent School Board meetings for a better understanding of the needs of our district. He is looking forward to being available and ensuring the faculty and staff have the resources they need to provide the best education possible to our children. 

He treasures family time and enjoys encouraging others in the District as well as the community.  He and his family are very involved at the Main Street Church of Christ and love to travel.  Joe Ray has a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University. He is the Senior Safety Specialist for Dominion Energy at their VCHEC facility in Wise County, VA.