Special Education Advisory Committee

The Lynchburg City Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is responsible to advise the local school division of the needs in the education of children with disabilities; participate in the development of priorities and strategies for meeting the identified needs of children with disabilities, submit periodic reports and recommendations regarding the education of children with disabilities to the local school board, assist the local school division in interpreting plans to the community for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities for educational services, review the policies and procedures for the provision of special education and related services prior to the submission to the local school board, and participate in the review of the local school division’s annual plan.

School Representatives

School Representative Ending Year
Hutcherson Early Learning Center Uma Shivkumar 2018
Bass Elementary School Ebony Martin 2018
Bedford Hills Elementary School Shannon Snead 2018
Dearington Elementary School Catherine Adams 2017
Heritage Elementary School Jackie Egan 2018
Linkhorne Elementary School Kenia Lopez  2017
Paul Munro Elementary School Keeling Pennington 2017
Perrymont Elementary School Kenya Jefferson 2017
R. S. Payne Elementary School Priscilla Clements 2018
Sandusky Elementary School Tammy Porter 2018
Sheffield Elementary School  Alicia Jefferson 2018
T. C. Miller Elementary School Kim Hibbard 2018
Dunbar Middle School Karen Bucklew 2017
Linkhorne Middle School Renee Maca 2017
Sandusky Middle School Cassandra Pressley-Townes 2017
E. C. Glass High School Stephanie Early 2018
Heritage High School Aura Boyle 2017
Laurel Regional Program Vickie Jordan 2018


Additional Roles

Past Chair Tiffany Ellis
Community Representative Sherry Murrell
Special Education Teacher Representative Elaine Gaston
Co-Chairperson Sydney Gunn (2017)
Co-Chairperson Renee Maca (2018)


Lynchburg City Schools Consultants

Wyllys D. VanDerwerker Director of the Office for Exceptional Learners
Amanda Myers-Ramirez Coordinator of the Office for Exceptional Learners
Janenne Daniels-Bosher Coordinator of the Office for Exceptional Learners


SEAC Public Meeting Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year 

Meeting Location: Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Ave. (unless noted)
Meeting Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (unless noted)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (Linkhorne Middle School Classroom #500)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (Review draft of Special Education Annual Plan and application for Flow Through 611 and 619 funds)

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Linkhorne Middle School Library - SEAC will accept public comment on Federal Set Aside programming)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (SEAC to consider the 2017-2018 Special Education Annual Plan and application for Flow Through funds*)

*The Special Education Annual Plan will be available for public review and comment from April 20, 2017 to May 5, 2017 in the Lynchburg Public Library located on Memorial Avenue, the Lynchburg City Schools Administration Building - Office for Exceptional Learners located on Court Street, and the Lynchburg City Schools website.

To contact the Special Education Advisory Committee, please call Mr. Wyllys VanDerwerker at (434) 515-5030