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Special Education

401 S. Queen 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 Assistant Superintendent, David Banks and/or Interim Executive Director, Rick Deuell are the individuals responsible for overseeing the Office of Special Education.  They may be contacted at the address, fax or phone number listed above.


David Dilly Assistant Superintendent
Rebecca  Huber Assistant Director
Michele Tost Assistant Director
Sallie Askin Transition Coordinator
Cindy Harman Coordinator
Kelli Gainer-Duranko Coordinator
Mary Maroney Pre-School Coordinator, Office located at Pikeside Pre-School Center
Karen Petrucci Coordinator
Rachel Ringler Coordinator
Rachel Hull Coordinator
LeAnn Cooper Psychologist
Kristen Frace Psychologist
Shelley Hale Psychologist
Cynthia Harless Lead Psychologist
Denise Holmes Psychologist
Janet Soonthornchai Psychologist
Chris Inguanti Psychologist
Danielle Barrow COTA
Angela Fitzgerald COTA
Katie Brining COTA
Nancy Townsend Hearing Impaired
Melanie Sipple Vision Impaired
Kaitlyn  Guyer Occupational Therapist  
Amanda Cole Occupational Therapist
Tracy Viscount Occupational Therapist
Donna Lyons Physical Therapy
Nancy Shipper Physical Therapy
Winni Price OT/PT Aide
Donna Kline Executive Secretary
Debbie Combs Secretary
Frauke Jones Secretary
Cindy McKnight Secretary
Jodi Westrope PERC
H. Scott Donaldson Custodian
Anne Martz Coordinator
    BCBA/Behavioral Specialist  
Shannah Irish Psychologist
Danny Crum Psychologist
Amy Murray Psychologist
Nicole Stinespring Psychologist
Sarah Arena BCBA Behavior Specialist
Susan Snell Occupational Therapist