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West Virginia Schools For The Deaf and the Blind

Contact Us

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
301 East Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
304-461-8005 (Fax)
[email protected] 


Dean of Students

Melanie Hesse

[email protected]



Special Education Coordinator
Pat Homberg

[email protected]
 Special Education Secretary

Chasity Clower

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Principal/CTE Coordinator/Athletics Director

David Simanski

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School Secretary

Zamara Carr

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Schools for the Deaf and the Blind



Central Office

Coordinator of Technology: Walta Belai
  • 304-822-4874
Director of Facility Operations, Maintenance, and Safe Schools: 
  • 304-822-4825
Director of Human Resources: Sondra McKenery
  • 304-822-4820
  • 304-822-4823 (Fax)
Secretary III/Accountant I: Alissa Charlton
  • 304-822-4855
Director of Student Life: Dr. Christine Lewis
  • 304-822-4865
Director of Transportation and Child Nutrition: Lori Dawson
  • 304-822-4803
Secretary/Accountant: Janet Cheshire
  • 304-822-4800/4821

As required by State and Federal laws, the WVSDB does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, marital status, handicapping condition, age, ancestry, and national origin in employment and in the administration of its educational programs and activities.  Inquiries may be directed to: Title IX Coordinator and/or Section 504 Coordinator, West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Phone 304-822-4800. Fax 304-822-3370.