McDowell County Schools

Unleashing the potential of every student every day.


McDowell County Schools Office of Special Education

At McDowell County Schools, our staff and administration are committed to unlocking the potential of students with disabilities and exceptionalities every day.  We work hard to ensure that our students have success within the academic setting to help promote meaningful life experiences and transition into productive careers.  We are diligent in identifying children, ages three through twenty-one years, who may have developmental disabilities or exceptionalities and tailor their education to their needs by providing supplemental supports and interventions to ensure increased academic success.  If you have any questions about how to develop your child’s potential feel free to contact us at the Office of Special Education at 304.436.8441.   


Aaron Lester, Director
304-436-8441 ext. 261
Jewel Hawks, Coordinator 
304-436-8441 ext. 262
Eric King, ED.S.,D.D., School Psychologist
304-436-8441 ext. 263
Timothy Hughes, ED.S,, School Psychologist
304-436-8441 ext. 264 
Nancy Buckland, Parent Resource Coordinator
304-436-8441 ext. 264
Jennifer Dunford, Secretary 
304-436-8441 ext. 260
McDowell County Schools
30 Central Avenue
Welch, WV 24801
Fax: 304-436-4149
Last Modified on December 27, 2016