Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Wendy J. Grace Bird
I graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School in Elizabeth Pennsylvania. I attended New York Christian Institute for one year. (I survived the BLIZZARD of 77 in Buffalo New York). I then moved to Tennessee and attended Milligan College and took some classes at East Tennessee State University. I graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical and recreation and certified in Elementary Education . I then moved from East Tennessee to Danville Virginia to raise a family. My family came here to Martinsburg West Virginia in 1986. I attended West Virginia University where I received my Masters Degree in Communication Studies.
I started teaching in Berkeley County in 1988 at Tomahawk Elementary School. I left the school system after 2 years and worked at City Hospital as a Recreational therapist. I went back to teaching at Hedgesville Middle then Tuscarora Elementary school. I opened Mountain Ridge Intermediate in 2005 teaching 4th grade.
I was the Berkeley County Teacher of the Year finalist in 2006-2007 and 2015-2016. I am involved in many community activities, groups, organizations, and participate in community events. I also have been working at Winchester Medical Center since 1993 as a Activity therapist, Administration Associate, and Mental Health Associate.
I have considered Mountain Ridge to be my second home and would love to retire from this school. We are family!
I have posted a picture of my 3 sons: Vince, Justin, and Ryan and my three Grand daughters: Olive, Stella, and Emma