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West Virginia Schools For The Deaf and the Blind

Residential Program

WVSDB Dormitory

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind


Residential Program


Building Confident Independent Young People in a Safe Environment




In the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind residential program, students and staff will:


  1. Demonstrate patience and respect for each other through language, actions, and attitude

  2. Solve problems together

  3. Advocate effectively for themselves as individuals with vision or hearing losses who have unique needs

  4. Create a culture that anticipates and fosters independence and self-determination

  5. Recognize and accept the logical consequences that come with independent decision making

  6. Establish a positive laughter-filled environment where creativity is fostered and independent living skills are promoted

  7. Support its residents as they grow to be independent adults with the skills to thrive in the community and world of their choice


In the residential setting, all participants accept the need for communication of all kinds.  Staff will understand that for a resident to grow, he or she must acquire a means of communication and feel comfortable using it.  All forms of communication, including ASL, English, Braille, and tactile/picture identification are accepted and practiced by all. Students and staff will learn the value of listening to one another.  They will be flexible and work together in creating effective solutions to problems.  Staff will work to understand residents’ untapped potential and create individualized experiences to promote lifelong learning and happiness.    


Dr. Christine Lewis

Director of Student Life



Ms. Susan Swenson

Evening Shift Supervisor



Ms. Dawn Harrold

Night Shift Supervisor


Keller Hall First Floor WVSB Boys 304-822-4888

Evening Staff: Cassy, Henretta & Kitty

Night Staff: Liz & Roy


Keller Hall First Floor WVSB Girls 304-822-4886

Evening Staff: Debbie W. & Esther

Night Staff: Robin & Kelly M.


Keller Hall Second Floor WVSD Boys 304-822-4848

Evening Staff: Eddie, Becky & Kimbra

Night Staff: Chris S., Kristin, & Dawn


Keller Hall Second Floor WVSD Girls 304-822-4846

Evening Staff: Kim B.

Night Staff: Deb “Mick”


Seaton Hall First Floor WVSD Boys 304-822-4868                                       Night Floater

Evening Staff: Barry, Ronnie, &                                                                         Pattie R.

Night Staff: Dave, Mitchell, & Holly


Seaton Hall Frist Floor WVSB Girls 304-822-4887

Evening Staff: Chris W. & Anglea L.

Night Staff: Krista & Gerilyn


Seaton Hall Second Floor WVSB Boys 304-822-4889

Evening Staff: Pam, Tammy, Tucker, Anglea H.

Night Staff: Charles & Shelia


Seaton Hall Second Floor WVSD Girls 304-822-4867

Evening Staff: Kim W. & Crystal

Night Staff: Kelli A.

WVSDB Dormitory Staff

Director of Student Living
Dr. Christine Lewis
Phone: (304) 822-4865
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