Special Education Advisory Committee

Bedford County Public Schools’ Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Bedford County Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is comprised of parents of eligible students who receive special education and/or related services and reside in the division; other interested persons from the community, and educators in the field who have an interest in special education. This committee provides advice concerning the needs of children with disabilities receiving special education services and assists in the formulation and development of services and planning to meet these needs. 

Bedford’s SEAC meets the months of August, October, December, February, April and sometimes June of each year.  Meetings are open to the public and public comments are welcome and limited to three minutes per person for a maximum length of twenty minutes.

The Special Education Advisory Committee meetings are scheduled as follows for the 2019-2020 school year: 

August 15, 2019 (6:00pm - 7:30 pm) - Meeting minutes for August 15, 2019 in PDF format
October 17, 2019 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm) - Meeting minutes for October 17, 2019 in PDF format
December 19, 2019 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
February 20, 2020 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
April 9, 2020 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

All SEAC meetings will be held at the School Board Office building C. 

2019-2020 Special Education Advisory Committee


Anne Simmons, Agency Representative          Paul Baldwin, Agency Representative
Horizon Behavioral Health                             Office of Children’s Services
2235 Landover Place                                      P.O. Box 1187
Lynchburg, VA 24502                                   Bedford, VA 24523
434-847-8000 x 2406                                   540-586-7750, ext.1376
anne.simmons@horizonbh.org                      paul.baldwin@dss.virginia.gov

Gary Marple, Parent                                     Sarah Yost, Parent
Forest, Virginia                                               Bedford, Virginia
garyemar@msn.com                                    syost@bedford.k12.va.us

Allison Clark, Parent                                    Anna Yost, Student
Forest, Virginia                                              Staunton River HS
allinocla@gmail.com                                      2021akyost@bedford.k12.va.us 

Christina Glickstein, Parent                          Aven Alford, Parent
Forest, Virginia                                          Bedford, Virginia
chrissyglick@gmail.com                              aven.alford@gmail.com

Dawn Roberts, Parent                                 Donna Lockliear, Parent
Bedford, Virginia                                        Goodview, Virginia
patanddawnr@gmail.com                           troopergirl765@yahoo.com

Kristen Jones, Parent                                  Kimberly Atwood, Parent
Vinton, Virginia                                          Moneta, Virginia
Kristenj89@gmail.com                                kim.atwood@bedford.k12.va.us

Dana Koenig, Teacher Representative

Staff Consultants: 

Sara Staton, Director                                   Lula Bowyer, Coordinator
Special Services                                          Parent Resource Center
P.O. Box 748                                              804 East Main Street, Suite 2
Bedford, VA 24523                                      Bedford, VA 24523
540-586-1045 Ext.10231                              540-586-8990
sstaton@bedford.k12.va.us                          lbowyer@bedford.k12.va.us


Questions regarding the Special Education Advisory Committee can be directed to the Parent Resource Center at 540-586-8990 or to the Special Services office at 540-586-1045. 


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