Parent's Right to Know
Berkeley County Schools are very proud of our teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education. As a Title I school, we must meet federal rules related to teacher qualifications as defined in Every Student Succeeds Act. These rules allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you.
About our Title I Staff:
I’m Mr. Johnson, a Title I reading teacher at Opequon. I graduated from West Virginia University with a master's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in Reading. I’m a National Board-certified teacher. I have taught at Opequon for 8 years.
Hello! My name is Mr. Pushic and I am the Title 1 Math Intervention teacher here at Opequon Elementary. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and moved down to Martinsburg during the 2020-21 school year. I have my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education and my master's degree in Literacy, but I have a lot of experience in teaching mathematics in the 6 years that I have been teaching. For fun, I like to take walks and watch movies, I’m a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I am Amanda Freeman, a Title I reading specialist here at Opequon Elementary. I graduated from Shepherd University in 2007. I received my Reading Masters from WVU in 2010. I started my teaching career as a 2ndgrade teacher in Winchester, Virginia. I taught there for 6 years before getting married and moving to Martinsburg. I’ve been at Opequon Elementary since 2013. I was a classroom teacher before switching to my current Title I position. I am a National Board-certified teacher. I have 2 daughters, 5 and 2. I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. Our favorite places to travel are the beach, Hershey and Disney.
I am Shelly Sexton, Title 1 reading specialist at Opequon Elementary. I graduated from Hood College with my Bachelors in Arts in Early Childhood Education and my Masters in Science as a Reading Specialist. I started my teaching career in Maryland and then my family moved to Hedgesville in 2013. I then obtained a position as a Title 1 Reading Specialist in Berkeley County. I am a National Board-certified teacher. In my free time my family loves spending time at our cabin at Deep Creek Lake and tending to our farm animals.