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The office of Special Education is committed to fostering an active, dynamic and collaborative approach to engaging students and parents as equal partners with the common mission of empowering and educating ALL students. While focusing on strengths and the unique abilities of each individual, we strive to eliminate barriers and ensure equal access to high quality education and services. We work to develop student's academic abilities and self-determination skills to become independent.
First page of the PDF file: 2023SPEDParentInvolvementFlyer

Parent Involvement Survey

Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."  Your participation in this survey will help the VDOE meet this requirement and collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes. The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth. It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.

Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services.

When completing this survey you will answer questions designed to cause you to reflect upon your experiences during the past school year.
The deadline for completion of this survey is December 15, 2023.


The survey can be accessed using the QR codes in the flyer or the links below.  If you prefer to complete a paper version please contact the OCPS Special Education Office and they will provide you with a copy.


If you have any questions about this survey, please contact:
Chiquita Seaborne, VDOE Family Engagement Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator, via telephone, at (804) 225-3898, or via e-mail, at

Resources for Parents and Students


Staff Resources

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Special Education
Staff Resources 

Department Contacts:


Susan Aylor
Executive Director of
Special Education
& Student Services
(540)661-4550 x1543
Phyllis Long
Administrative Assistant
& Student Records
(540)661-4550 x1545
Lauren Rollins
Secretary, Medicaid Coordinator
& Bookkeeper
(540)661-4550 x1546
Nora Brooking
Coordinator of Special Education
& Student Services
(540)661-4550 x1544
Jessica Harris
School Psychologist 
(540)661-4550 x1559
Corie Reynolds
School Psychologist
(540)661-4550 x1561
Johanna Colson
Coordinator of Special Education
& Student Services
(540)661-4550 x1557
Laura Phares
Behavior Specialist
(540)661-4550 x1689


Brandi Waugh
Transition Specialist
Wendy Boone
Social Worker
(540)661-4550 x1565
Jennifer Craiger
Social Worker
(540)661-4550 x1674
Amy Reed
Social Worker
(540)661-4550 x1563