Special Education Advisory Committee

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The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) advises the local school division of unmet needs and assists the division in formulating plans for improving the performance of children with disabilities in the division’s school and the community.

We seek to promote educational excellence for students with disabilities by encouraging collaborative partnerships, supporting an inclusive educational environment, and highlighting recommended best practices that will prepare students for productive citizenship.

Throughout the year, the HCPS SEAC conducts public meetings. The SEAC encourages and welcomes public comment during the public meetings from individuals or organizations about suggestions, concerns, or experiences regarding the education of students with disabilities. Written public comment is also welcomed and may be sent to [email protected].


The SEAC of Hanover County Public Schools is always looking for interested parents and community members to join in its mission of promoting educational excellence for students with disabilities. To apply, please complete the online application, which will open on March 20, 2023, and close on April 30, 2023.

For more information about SEAC, or if you would like to talk about becoming a member, please refer to the SEAC contacts listed below.  

SEAC Contacts

The HCPS SEAC members for 2022–2023 are:
Catherine Ambrosino, Jessica Collette, Rebecca D’Ornellas, Mari Dyer, Hank Foley, Karen Guadalupe, Jana Howell, Holly Jackson-Conrad, Jennifer Massimino, Anne-Marie McGreen, Karen Moran, Barbara Peterson-Wilson, Jenny Rice, Nicole Rossi, Sandra Rucker, Jackie Shinnamon, Bethany Sizemore, Miriam Smith, Alex Thurman, Allison Thurman, Terese Urban, Kelley Webb, Danielle Wallace, and Kim Witcher

The consultants for the HCPS SEAC for 2022–2023 are:
Candice Bowler, Sarah Billups, Diane Brown, Brian Ford, Jennifer Greif, Jaime Hanks, Ola Hawkins, Nicholas Hoare, Kelly Jones, Robyn Parramore, Suzi Tapper, Kristina Williams-Pugh, and Lauran Ziegler.

SEAC Advisory Committee Meetings


  • Hanover School Board Office
    200 Berkley Street
    Ashland, VA 23005
Please visit BoardDocs, a web-based tool for publishing meeting agendas, minutes, and support documents, and select "Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)" on the top right of the page. 

2022–2023 Meeting Calendar

Meeting Date/Time    Agenda Topic/Activity  
Business Monday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. 6:00p.m. SEAC orientation and/or meeting with consultants for long-range planning committee 
7:00 p.m. Business Meeting
Planned Topic: Dr. Gill
Business Monday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Planned Topic: See Agenda
Subcommittees Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Business Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Planned Topic: See Agenda

Subcommittees Monday, January 2 at 6:30 p.m. Optional subcommittees
Business Monday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. Planned Topic: See Agenda
Subcommittees Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. (includes review of Part B Application for Federal Funds) 
Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. (Optional Subcommittees)
Monday, May 1 at 6300 p.m. Subcommittee then Business Meeting
Planned Topic: Review/Final Approval of Annual Report to the School Board
Business Monday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Planned Topic: See Agenda
Planning Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. SY 2023–2024 SEAC Planning 

SEAC Annual Report to the School Board

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