|Office of Special Education RESA 8
It is the goal of the RESA 8 Special Education Program to provide the highest level of support to all educational organizations within the eight counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton as well as support for the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. The RESA 8 Special Education Program is designed to be an instrument through which County Directors of Special Education, their staff, and other individuals involved in provision of services to special needs children, have opportunities to improve the instructional process, curricula and /or personnel through joint and collaborative efforts.
Working with the County Directors of Special Education and the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, collective and individual needs of the counties, schools, and teachers are identified. These needs are addressed during monthly meetings with the County Special Education Directors; at these meetings trainings and supports are identified and planned to be shared in the needed counties. The trainings sometimes bring multiple counties together who share similar needs.
Any and all activities are open to all counties in the RESA 8 service area including the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. All activities are directed to benefit the special needs of individuals by improving the skills of the special education teachers, administrators, organizations and Parent Resource Centers.
The RESA 8 Special Education Program is also deeply committed and involved in working with schools that have been identified as GRAD 20/20 Schools, Literacy Schools, and PBIS schools.
PBIS FALL ACADEMY #1 WITH JODONNA BURDOFF AND AMY KELLY--SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
BEHAVIOR CHALLENGES WORKSHOP WITH KATHRYN PHILLIPS--SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
STUDENT ASSISTANCE TEAM (SAT) WORKSHOP WITH GREG BARTLETT--SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
IEP TRAINING WITH MICHAEL KNIGHTON (WVDE)--SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO MINERAL COUNTY:
Martirano Lauds Mineral County For 97 Percent Graduation Rate
By Amanda Mangan in News | August 23, 2016 at 4:35PM
State School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano spoke to a large crowd of educators in Keyser this week.
KEYSER, W.Va. — State School Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano says he’ll share what’s been successful with the graduation rate in Mineral County with other counties.
“I’ll be sharing the best practices with other counties and making certain that they are rising to that level,” Martirano said after a visit to Keyser this week.
Mineral County leads the state with a 97 percent graduation rate.
“If every county was doing what Mineral County was doing——in the state of West Virginia we would have some really good days ahead of us,” Martirano said.
Martirano cited Mineral County’s focus on community service as a key role in making the students in Mineral County productive citizens.
Martirano made remarks during Mineral County’s staff development day Monday. He urged the large crowd of educators to refocus on each and every child starting from birth to encourage their education and individual gifts.
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Meet Your RESA 8 County Special Education Directors
David "Rick" Deuell, Interim
515 West Martin Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401-3285
Phone: 304-264-5055, Ext. 303
204 Jefferson Avenue
Petersburg, WV 26847-1628
Phone: 304-257-1011, Ext. 20
111 School Street
Romney, WV 26757-1832
Phone: 304-822-3528 Ext. 191
510 Ashby Street
Moorefield, WV 26836-1099
Phone: 304-530-2348, Ext. 9230
110 Mordington Ave.
Charles Town, WV 25414-0987
Phone: 304-725-9741, Ext. 9233
One Baker Place
Keyser, WV 26726-2898
247 Harrison Avenue
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-1909
Phone: 304-258-2014 ext. 21
P.O. Box 888
Franklin, WV 26807-0888
WV SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
301 East Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304-822-4800, Ext. 863