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West Virginia State PIRC
Charleston, WV
P.O. Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325

Web site: http://wvpc.edvantia.org
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Director:
Mrs. Anita Deck

Phone: 304-347-0478

Evaluator: Juan D'Brot

State PIRC Board:

State PTA President—Stan Taylor
State Title I Director—TBA
State Title I Parent Coordinator—Terri Collier
State PTI Director—Pat Haberbosh
Statewide PAT Representative—Beverly Davis
State Title III Director—TBA
Region III, National Coalition of Title I ESEA Parents Co-Chairman—Carolyn Reynolds
Parent—Tina Cartwright
Parent—Glenda Scoggs
Title I Principal—Joe Oliverio

Special Advisory Committees:

Each region of the state has a designated advisory committee to address issues unique to that region.
Northern Region
Eastern Region
Southern Region


The WV State PIRC provides technical assistance to parents and educators statewide and to districts that need assistance in meeting Title I and No Child Left Behind parent involvement requirements and by empowering these groups to collaborate meaningfully and meet the educational needs of all children. The services and resources are customized to meet each region's unique needs. WV State PIRC's goals are supported by three objectives:

  1. To improve parents and educators' ability to work together in meaningful and effective ways
  2. To disseminate information in user-friendly formats that parents and educators can use to support children's development and achievement
  3. To leverage local, state, and federal resources to optimize parent involvement/engagement activities

Parental Engagement Model
Dedicated Regional Resource Partners (RRPs) are located in the three primary regions of West Virginia—Northern, Southern, and Eastern. Each RRP serve as a vital conduit among parents, educators, other service providers, and the WV State PIRC and the network of resources. RRPs work closely with the WV State PIRC Cadre, a flexible technical assistance cadre that provides parents with services designed to enhance their ability to participate effectively in their children’s education.

Early Childhood Model
Parents and educators in the targeted districts receive enhanced Parents as Teachers (PAT) services and its Born to Learn curriculum. PAT is the overarching program philosophy of providing parents with child development knowledge and parenting support. The PAT curriculum is augmented with a variety of technical assistance services provided by the key collaborators of the WV State PIRC.

Major Activities
Parents as Teachers includes home visits, annual child screenings, monthly parent meetings, and educator professional development. Targeted districts also receive findings about the status of district parental involvement from a Parent/Teacher Engagement Appraisal conducted by WV State PIRC Cadre members. Results from the Appraisal will be used to customize WV State PIRC services to targeted districts and to evaluate outcomes of WV State PIRC assistance.

How the Work Plan Meets the Needs of Parents
RRPs provide intensive training to parents and educators in targeted sites on the parental involvement requirements of NCLB and Title I, school choice and supplemental educational services options, interpretation of state and local report cards, grade level academic expectations, and use of developmentally appropriate strategies to support student achievement.

Alignment of Work to Statewide PIRC Efforts
To address the three regions’ different levels of need, a Web portal serves as a continually updated resource repository and a vehicle for communication between the parents and educators. The WV State PIRC provides customized technical assistance to the parents and educators utilizing the online WV State PIRC Toolkit. Driving the Toolkit is a resource database that houses evidence-based resources on a variety of parental involvement and engagement topics. An annual Research to Practice Forum provides key stakeholders with access to the most up-to-date information on proven practices, particularly in areas of high priority.

Unique Characteristics
Edvantia’s online professional development system, titled ePD at Edvantia is deployed by the WV State PIRC to provide cost-effective and efficient training.

Free Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Education and its partners invite you to view the archive for the webinar, Bringing it All Together: Family and Community Engagement Policies in Action, which took place on November 16, 2011.

This is the ninth and final webinar in the series, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement.
United States Department of Education Funding for this project is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, contract number ED-04-CO-0039/0001. The content herein does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Education.
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