Parent Resource Center

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Hanover County Public Schools' Department of Special Education has established the Parent Resource Center (PRC) as a source of information, support and training for parents, students, teachers, staff and community members.   

The PRC is committed to facilitating solid partnerships between home and school. Our goal is to help parents gain knowledge and become comfortable with the special education process. We believe this will allow parents to collaborate with schools and become more involved in the planning and decision-making process for their child's education

Why is our logo a starfish?
A father and son went for a walk on the beach the day after a storm to survey the damage. They saw that thousands of starfish had washed ashore and were sure to die in the mid-day sun. The son began running up and down the beach, throwing as many as he could back into the water. The father saw this and said, “Son, look how many there are. What does it matter?” The son picked one up and threw it into the ocean stating, “It mattered to that one.”

Why is our logo a Starfish? Because Everyone Matters! 

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Contact Us

The Parent Resource Center is located at:

John M. Gandy Elementary School 
201 Archie Cannon Drive, Ashland, VA 23005
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Room D-9

Katy Wilde, M.Ed., Parent Resource Center Coordinator
Phone: (804) 365-4596 

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