Special Education Advisory Committee

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is appointed by the local School Board. The membership includes parents of children with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, local school personnel and representatives from community agencies that provide services to and persons with disabilities.

The functions of the Special Education Advisory Committee are:

  • To advise the school division of needs in the education of students with disabilities.
  • To participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of students with disabilities.
  • To submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of students with disabilities.
  • To assist the school division in interpreting to the community plans for meeting the special needs of students with disabilities for educational services.
  • To review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to submission to the local school board.
  • To participate in the review of the school division’s annual plan.

For information about serving on the committee or about committee meeting dates, times, and location, call the Parent Support and Information Center at 757.263.2066. All meetings are open to the public and interested parties may share their views with the committee during designated public comment time at any meeting.

Special Education Advisory Board Members - 2018-2019

Dr. Brent Ibata, Chairperson
Dr. Lee Woodard, Vice Chair
Sheri Hight, Secretary
  • Carol Blackwell (Consultant)
  • Dawn Candia
  • Dr. Roni Myers-Daub (Consultant)
  • Denise Glatt
  • Sandra Hermann
  • Suzie Kumpf (Consultant)
  • Leanna Landry (Teacher Rep)
  • Dorothy McGuire
  • Ainsley Proctor (Student Rep)
  • Jill Ried
  • Donna Robel
  • Tina Santee
  • Cheryl Smith
  • Pamela Tanner
  • Frances Thompson
  • Cheryl Ward

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting Calendar 2018-2019

Date Location
September 10, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. Bow Creek Rec Center
3427 Club House Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452 
October 24, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Community Resource Fair
Landstown High School
2001 Concert Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456 
November 5, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. Special Education Advocacy
Matt Rossettini, Esq. and Dr. Jana Macias
Kellam High School Schola
2665 W. Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456 
January 14, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. Collaborative IEP Meetings
Christina Jones, Esq.
PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic

Jamie Heisler Ibrahim, Esq.
Salem High School Schola
1993 Sundevil Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
February 11, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. Business Meeting 
Great Neck Recreation Center
2521 Shorehaven Dr.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
March 11, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. VDOE Speaker – FAPE post Endrew
Sabrina J. Gross, J.D. - VDOE

Ocean Lakes High School Schola
885 Schumann Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
May 13, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. Draft Report to School Board
Presentation and Opportunity for Public Comments
Renaissance Academy Schola
5100 Cleveland St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
June 10, 2019 - TBD Business Meeting 
Great Neck Recreation Center
2521 Shorehaven Dr.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Archive SEAC Meetings