Name/Address  Phone/Fax/E-mail/Secretary  Counties Served 
RESA 1 and RESA 4  Phone: (304) 256-4712 ext. 1117 Braxton Nicholas
Shawn Cook (800) 766-7372 ext. 1117 Fayette Pocahontas
RESA 1 Fax: (304) 256-4683 Greenbrier Raleigh
400 Neville Street E-mail: McDowell Summers
Beckley, WV 25801 Secretary: Nancy Shannon, ext. 1130 Mercer Webster
WIB-1 E-mail: Monroe Wyoming
RESA 2 and RESA 3  Phone: (304) 766-7655 ext. 113 Boone Logan
Marie Bias-Jones (800) 257-3723 ext. 113 Cabell Mason
RESA 3 Fax: (304) 766-7915 Clay Mingo
501 22nd Street E-mail: Kanawha Putnam
Dunbar, WV 25064-1711 Secretary: Kay Mann, ext. 222 Lincoln Wayne
WIB-3 E-mail:
RESA 5 Phone: (304) 485-6513 ext. 1320 Calhoun Roane
Julie Hagan (866) 232-7372 x1320 Jackson Tyler
RESA 5 Fax: (304) 485-6515 Pleasants Wirt
2507 9th Avenue E-mail: Ritchie Wood
Parkersburg, WV 26101-4198 Secretary: Brenda Wheeler, ext. 1321
WIB-4 E-mail:
RESA 6 Phone: (304) 231-3819 Brooke Ohio
Kim McConnaughy (800) 234-7372 Hancock Wetzel
RESA 6 Fax: (304) 243-0443 Marshall
30 G. C. & P. Road E-mail:
Wheeling, WV 26003-6129 Secretary: Patti Dei, ext. 3801
WIB-5 E-mail:
RESA 7 Phone: (304) 624-6554 ext. 241 Barbour Monongalia
Anne Johnson (800) 427-3600 ext. 241 Doddridge Preston
RESA 7 Fax: (304) 624-5223 Gilmer Randolph
1201 N. 15th Street E-mail: Harrison Taylor
Clarksburg, WV 26301 Secretary: Frank Hathaway, ext. 261 Lewis Tucker
WIB-6 E-mail: Marion Upshur
RESA 8 Phone: (304) 267-3595 ext. 122 Berkeley Mineral
John Holmes (800) 367-3728 ext. 122 Grant Morgan
RESA 8 Fax: (304) 267-3599 Hampshire Pendleton
109 S. College Street E-mail: Hardy
Martinsburg, WV 25401 Secretary: Lori Smith, ext.127 Jefferson
WIB-7 E-mail:

West Virginia Board of Education and RESA

Acting as an intermediary between the State Adult Basic Education (ABE) Staff and the County ABE Director and ABE instructional personnel is the Regional Adult Education Coordinator. Although specific responsibilities vary, in general the positions have many similarities. The Regional Coordinators attempt to be visible in the counties for which they are responsible, visiting full-time and half-time programs regularly and part-time programs annually or on an as-needed basis. The Regional Coordinator will advise instructors on teaching techniques, student learning styles, classroom groupings, curriculum offerings, and assessments. The Regional Coordinator informs the county staff on recent developments and trends from both state and national sources. Often the Regional Adult Education Coordinator attends meeting and in-services designed for instructors and passes the information to the instructors unable to attend the training. The regional coordinator maintains linkages with local projects related to the ABE program including the education system, libraries, literacy providers, community-based organizations, and county programs like the Family Resource Networks.

When programs are scheduled for on-site reviews, the Regional Coordinator prepares the county staff with an in-service and a series of visits to the county sites to either prepare a preliminary checklist for the audit review or advises program personnel for a full audit. In both situations, the Regional Coordinator accompanies the reviewers to the various program site. Regional Coordinators meet with State staff quarterly and relay the information received back to the county programs.

Since every ABE instructor is required to participate in a minimum of three hours of approved in-service offerings, the Regional Coordinator offers a variety of sessions conveniently located for the county personnel. In addition, the Regional Coordinator compiles and updates the information on both instructors and class offerings in the region.

Thus, the Regional Adult Education Coordinator performs a variety of tasks for both the counties and the State


West Virginia Department of Education
Building 6, Room 230
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 26501
Phone: (304) 558-0280
Fax: (304) 558-3946
ABE Hotline: 1-800-642-2670