Letter from Dr. Jessica Alfonso, Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion

  • It has been a pleasure working, learning, and growing as an educator in Berkeley County Schools. Since becoming a teacher in 2006, I have developed my knowledge and experience as a leader in education. While serving as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal, I have demonstrated servant leadership through providing resources, information, support, and advocacy for equitable access and opportunity for students and staff. It is my ambition to advance the body of work for equity and inclusion in Berkeley County.

    I have been an educator in Berkeley County for 16 years. I have served as a special education teacher (8 years), Assistant Principal (6 years), and Principal (2 years). Further, I have served on several county committees including: CEFP, Facilities & Maintenance, West Virginia Tiered Systems of Support, and hiring committees. Each committee provided opportunity

    to be a part of planning and decision making for county-wide operations leading to supports for student growth.

    I am a product of Berkeley County; a graduate of Martinsburg High School who started my career in education as a permanent substitute. I am an example of Grow Your Own, and I have a vested interest in continuing to build on representation for our growing student population. It a joy inspiring and empowering students and staff to identify and pursue their greatest potential. I consider it an honor and privilege investing in educators, students, and families. I am committed to establishing and maintaining positive connections and collaboration needed on a state, district, school, and classroom level to identify student needs and champion the elimination of barriers to ensure all students are equipped with what they need to succeed and excel in the classroom and beyond.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dr. Alfonso Signature

     

    Jessica Lynn Alfonso, Ed.D.