West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
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:
Demonstrate patience and respect for each other through language, actions, and attitude
Solve problems together
Advocate effectively for themselves as individuals with vision or hearing losses who have unique needs
Create a culture that anticipates and fosters independence and self-determination
Recognize and accept the logical consequences that come with independent decision making
Establish a positive laughter-filled environment where creativity is fostered and independent living skills are promoted
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.
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM LEADERSHIP
Dr. Christine Lewis
Director of Student Life
Mr. Daniel “Nathan” Smith
RCS/Recreation & Fitness Supervisor
CPI Senior Level Campus Wide Instructor
Ms. Susan Swenson
Evening Shift Supervisor
Mrs. Cynthia Wylie
Night Shift Supervisor
WVSDB RESIDENTIAL CARE SPECIALISTS
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.
Director of Student Living