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, September, January, and 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 2020-2021 school year: 

August 4, 2020 (5:30 - 7:00 pm)

September 29, 2020 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

January 5, 2021 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

April 2021 TBD

**At this time all SEAC meetings are being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Public comment can be sent through email to committee members.


2020-2021 Special Education Advisory Committee


Anne Simmons, Agency Representative        Allison Clark, SEAC Chair
Horizon Behavioral Health                           Forest, Virginia
2235 Landover Place                           
Lynchburg, VA 24502                                   
434-847-8000 x 2406                                                

 Sarah Yost, Parent                                      Anna Yost, Student 
 Bedford, Virginia                                         Staunton River HS                                   

Christina Glickstein, Secretary                     Aven Alford, Parent
Forest, Virginia                                          Bedford, Virginia                    

Dawn Roberts, Parent                                Donna Lockliear, Parent
Bedford, Virginia                                        Goodview, Virginia                 

Kristen Jones, Parent                                 Kimberly Atwood, Vice Chair
Vinton, Virginia                                          Moneta, Virginia                     

Dana Koenig, Teacher Representative


Staff Consultant:

Kelly Jennings, Director                                   
Special Education                                        
P.O. Box 748                                              
Bedford, VA 24523                                      
540-586-1045 Ext.10252                                            

Questions regarding the Special Education Advisory Committee can be directed to the Special Education office at 540-586-1045. 



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