Parent Information & Resources

Annual Parent Notice of Right to Review Teacher Qualifications

Dear Parents and Guardians,

:As a parent of a student enrolled in Greenbrier County Schools, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

• Whether the West Virginia Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects they teaches.

• Whether the West Virginia Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.

• The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.

• Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact Ann Smith, Title I Director, at 304-647-6470, or via email at

About ParentGuidance.Org

Greenbrier County Schools is excited to partner with the Cook Center for Human Connection and their Mental Health and Wellness Resource Center: This is a family support library for all families that provides any adult and caretaker in the district with a trusted place to go for qualified answers to the toughest parenting and childcare challenges from the premier therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in their respective specialties, who offer compassionate, anonymous, and supportive guidance for you and your children.

  • This FREE resource offers over 50 courses in English and Spanish created and given by licensed clinicians addressing topics like Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Bullying, Social Media, Substance Abuse, Grief and Loss, etc.

Why is this important?

  • In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared a national emergency, noting that child and adolescent healthcare professionals are “caring for young people with soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality that will have lasting impacts on them, their families, and their communities.”

  • Educators report increases in behavior challenges and classroom disruptions since the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted in-person instruction and impacted schools, communities, and homes over several years.

 Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Children

The evolving mental health needs of children continue to capture the attention of our families, schools, and communities. The WVDE is expanding access to resources to help address the social-emotional well-being of all children.

Check out the course titled, How Digital Media is Changing Our Children’s Mental Health. To access the course, navigate to and click On-Demand Courses > Technology.

ParentGuidance.Org Resources

Individual participating in online training

Regular one-on-one parent coaching with cognitive behavioral health coaches.

Online Therapy Session Participant

Ask a Therapist,” a frequently updated question-and-answer forum.

Parent and Child talking

On-demand parenting sessions taught by licensed therapists.