Program Development and Support Services

Marian V. Kajfez, Director


Regional Professional Staff Development Council
The RESA-6 Staff Development Council strives to develop professional development activities and support to serve the needs of the county school systems. The RESA-6 council identify and prioritize regional staff development needs, identify effective staff development programs, and facilitate communication among personnel at the local, regional and state levels.

Substitute Teacher and Nurse Training and Preparation
Individuals with 4-year college degrees who are recommended by their county school systems' administration are provided the training necessary to complete the requirements of the short term substitute permit. The training includes, but is not limited to, classroom management, state and local policies, instructional goals and objectives, an overview of school law to include reporting requirements for suspected child abuse and relevant school nursing information. Training offered at County request.

Graduate Credit Courses Educators need the opportunity to participate in educational opportunities that provide graduate credit tailored to their needs at an affordable rate. With the cooperation of credit granting graduate colleges and universities, RESA-6 is able to offer professional development opportunities that also provide credit needed for renewal of certification or for pay increases. Most Graduate Credit is specific to counties as requested.

Advancements in Mathematics and Science
Handle on Science is a National Science Foundation grant. The grant is a result of the collaborative efforts of RESA-6, the Northern Panhandle county school systems, and West Liberty State College. These systemic change initiatives support mathematics and science advancements through professional development that enhances classroom instruction.  

Principal Mentor Training
Principal mentor training is provided for experienced administrators. These trained administrators provide assistance to beginning principals, assistant principals, vocational and central office administrators that leads to increased leadership and supervision effectiveness along with 21st Century Skills. Principal Mentor Training Forms are available HERE 

Teacher Mentor Training
The West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) sponsors this training. Teacher Mentor Training Forms are available HERE 

Principal Regional Institute
Developing leadership skills while networking with colleagues, the Principal Regional Institute provides valuable information and skills that are of particular importance to the building level leaders.

Catalyst Schools 

Catalyst Schools were identified in 4 regional counties.  These schools will become models for the region as all schools move to the “Learning School” Approach.  Professional Development transforms to Professional Learning (PL) to improve effectiveness of PL for educators as they integrate strategies into classrooms.

  • Hancock County/Weir Middle School
  • Brooke County/Hooverson Heights Primary School
  • Ohio County/Middle Creek Elementary School
  • Marshall County/Hilltop Elementary School