Berkeley County Schools

Excellence is in the AIR

The Office of Special Education

Ramer Center

 515 West Martin Street

Martinsburg, West Virginia

Phone 304.264.5055

FAX 304.264.5058


Special Education

Berkeley County Schools believes that education is a right extended to all individuals with exceptionalities.  All individuals with disabilities ages 3 through 21, including students who have been suspended or expelled from school, all gifted students in grades 1 through 8, and all exceptional gifted students in grades 9 through 12, have available a free appropriate public education (FAPE) which includes special education and related services in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to meet their unique special educational needs.  This applies to all public agencies that provide special education and related services to our students.

Child Find

If you suspect that your child may be experiencing learning difficulties, you may request a referral through your child’s school.  This referral will be considered by the Student Assistance Team (SAT).  Please contact your child’s school principal for more information.  The Interim Executive Director, Rick Deuell, is the individual responsible for overseeing the Office of Special Education.  He may be contacted at the address, FAX or phone number listed above.

Rick Deuell, Interim Executive Director
 Michele Tost, Assistant Director

Donna Kline, Executive Secretary

Debbie Combs, Secretary

Frauke Jones, Secretary

Cindy McKnight, Secretary