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
Bass Elementary School Tiffany Patrick
Bedford Hills Elementary  Katie Gillete
Dearington Elementary School  Candice Mayhew
Heritage Elementary School Nicole “Robbi” Adams
Linkhorne Elementary School  Samantha Hedrick
Paul Munro Elementary School Nicole Byrd
Perrymont Elementary School Amanda Kenny
R. S. Payne Elementary School  Shimeka Bradley
Sandusky Elementary School Addie Smulik
Sheffield Elementary School   Alice Kee
T. C. Miller Elementary School Laurie George
Dunbar Middle School Holly Gould
Linkhorne Middle School Kelly Reichard
Sandusky Middle School Tammy Porter
Hutcherson Early Learning Center Raeann Reynolds
Laurel  Leslie Davis
E. C. Glass High School Stephanie Early
Heritage High School  Cassandra Pressley-Townes


Additional Roles

Past Chair Renee Maca   
Community Representatives Elizabeth Ennis
  Kim Hibbard
  Sherry Murrell      
Special Education Teacher Representative Katharine West-Hazlewood
Chairperson TBD


Lynchburg City Schools Consultants

Wyllys D. VanDerwerker Director of Special Education
Leticia Farrow Supervisor of Elementary Special Education & Early Childhood
Janenne Daniels-Bosher Supervisor of Secondary Special Education


SEAC Public Meetings - 2018–2019 

Meeting Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Linkhorne Middle School

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
P. L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation, Library

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sandusky Middle School
SEAC to receive public comment on Federal Set Aside programming

Thursday , March 28, 2019
Heritage High School, Library
Review of draft of Special Education Annual Plan and application for Flow Through 611 & 619

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
E. C. Glass High School

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