West Virginia Department of Education
Division of Educator Quality and System Support
Office of School Improvement

Michele Blatt

Assistant State Superintendent


Building 6, Room 330
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330

Office: (304)-558-3199 Fax: (304) 558-0459





Melanie Purkey

Executive Director, Federal Programs

Phone: ext. 53251 mpurkey@k12.wv.us


Robert Crawford

Assistant Director, Federal Programs

Phone: ext. 53015  rcrawford@k12.wv.us

Christie Miller

Executive Director, Student and School Support 


Phone: ext. 53303  cemiller@k12.wv.us


Justin Boggs

Assistant Director, Student and Community Support/Federal Programs

Phone: ext. 53303 jboggs@k12.wv.us


Brian Withrow

Assistant Director, School Improvement/Federal Programs

Phone: ext. 53353  bwithrow@k12.wv.us




Glenna Heinlein

State Specialist, School Improvement/Federal Programs

Rebecca Derenge

Coordinator, Federal Programs

Nancy Cline

Coordinator, School Improvement/Federal Programs

Mami Itamochi

Coordinator, Federal Programs

Coordinator, School Improvement/Federal Programs


Division Secretary, Education Quality & System Support

Michelle Moore

Coordinator, School Improvement/Federal Programs

  • Phone (304) 558-3199
  • mmoore@k12.wv.us

Laura Pauley

Coordinator, Federal Programs (Finance)

Elizabeth McCoy

Secretary, Federal Programs


Debbie Nicholson

Coordinator, Federal Programs


Debbie Otey

Secretary, School Improvement