Advisory Council —The West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) is mandated by state Code §18-20-6 and charged in part with advising decision makers regarding the unmet needs of exceptional children which includes students with disabilities and students identified as gifted.  The mission adopted by the Council is to influence the State Board of Education, public policy makers, and West Virginia’s citizens in ways that continuously improve educational outcomes for children with exceptionalities.

The Council meets monthly in various locations across the state to seek input and gain information about programs and services for exceptional students.  Local media, local and regional special education administrators, Parent Educator Resource Centers, principals, superintendents, school board members, school improvement councils, faculty senates and community members are informed about scheduled meetings.  The Council produces an annual report to the WV Board of Education with recommendations.

WV Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC)Meeting Sites & Dates for 2018-2019 School Year (the first county listed will host the meeting)
District (s) Date/ Lodging Topic(s)

Jackson & Calhoun

In Ripley

December 13-14, 2018

At Jackson Co. Board of Education

Unless otherwise announced

All Things Alternative – Dawn Embrey King

Bullying – Shelly Stalnaker

How are districts applying Results Driven Accountability?

Brooke & Marshall

In Wellsburg

February 7-8, 2019

At Brooke Co. Board of Education

Unless otherwise announced

Alternative Education Center – Brooke/Hancock Co.

How are districts applying Results Driven Accountability?

Randolph, Tucker, & Pocahontas

In Elkins

March 7-8, 2019

At Randolph Co. Board of Education

Unless otherwise announced

Expanded Mental Health: Behavioral Mental Health – Dr. Richard Crespo

Project AWARE: McDowell, Berkeley, Wood – Jackie Paine

How are districts applying Results Driven Accountability?

Jefferson school visits

In Charles Town

April 4-5, 2019

At Jefferson Co. Board of Education

Unless otherwise announced

Annual Compliance Report, Due Process and Out of State statistics

How are districts applying Results Driven Accountability?

Annual Work Session

At MU College of Grad Studies

So. Charleston

May 2-3, 2019

At MUGC

Draft Annual Report and Recommendations

Elect new officers for 2019-2020

Evaluation of Executive Director

Council Staff
Susan A. White, Executive Director, sawhite2012@gmail.com, 304-796-4937, or 304-222-5885(c)
Maham Bilal, Adm. Assistant,  bilal4@marshall.edu, 304-746-2027 or 800-642-9842 

Marshall University Graduate College
100 Angus E. Peyton Dr.
South Charleston, WV 25303

Council Members

Brenda Lamkin, Chair, Upshur Co. Parent, WV Parent Training Information Inc.
Michelle Norweck, Chair, Cabell Co. Parent, Marshall University School of Medicine
Jeff McCroskey, Community Access Inc., Work Experience & Transition Specialist
Susan Beck, WVDE, Executive Director Office of Special Education
Kelly Miller, Lincoln Co. Parent, PTI trainer
Dr. Conrae Lucas Adkins, Marshall University, Psychology Department
Jacob Green, Boone Co. Parent, WVDE Office of Diversion & Transition
Melanie Hesse, WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Erica Sauer, Special Education Director Hancock Co.
Rhonda Stout, Greenbrier Co. Parent, Behavior Specialist
Libby Durham, Webster Co. Parent, Parent Educator Resource Center
Vacant, McKinney Vento, Homeless Children Specialist

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