Caryn Puskarich, Specialist (RSWS)

Regional School Wellness Specialist

Regional Education Service Agency VI

30 G.C. & P. Road

Wheeling, WV  26003

Phone: 304 243-0440        800 234-RESA          Fax: 304 243-0443

To contact us:

The Regional School Wellness Specialist (RSWS) in RESA 6 works to develop a Coordinated School-Public Health Partnership. This partnership will build collaboration among community, schools, and county school systems to assist students and staff in achieving healthy lifestyles. The Coordinated School Public Health Program (CSPHP) addresses 8 components of wellness such as: staff support and wellness promotion; a healthy and safe school environment; family, business, and community involvement; guidance/counseling, psychological, and social services; nutrition services; physical education and health education. The CSPHS is a collaborative effort supported by the Bureau of Public Health anf the West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Child Nutrition and Healthy Schools.

Objectives for the CSPHP:

*Participating in network of county wellness teams.

*Coordinating the expansion of the CSPHP model by bridging the gap between resources and needs.

*Planning and providing professional development regarding school wellness topics.

*Coordinating policy awareness, accountability, and compliance.

RSWS can provide the following trainings:



Life Skills

Electronic Health Data

Let's Move! WV

Provide guest speaker information and resources for various topics.

Make connections between needed services and available resources for schools and couties.


Office of Healthy Schools -

Office of Child Nutrition     -

CDC - Coordinated School Health -

SBIRT and Interventions with Youth Power Point

RESA 6 Resource Guide