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 Diane Brown, director of special education.


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 closes on May 13, 2024.

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 2023–2024 are:
Catherine Ambrosino, Jessica Collette, Hank Foley, Karen Guadalupe, Holly Jackson-Conrad, Jenny Rice, Sandra Rucker, Terese Urban, Rebecca D'Ornellas, Mari Dyer, Anne-Marie McGreen, Jackie Shinnamon, Miriam Smith, Kelley Webb, Kimberly Witcher, Suzi Tapper, Kelley Brown, Monica Dabney, Kristy Shaffer, Torrie Goodman, Nia Gibson, Courtney Laing, and Preston Main.

The consultants for the HCPS SEAC for 2023–2024 are:
Candice Bowler, Sarah Billups, Diane Brown, Brian Ford, Jennifer Greif, Jaime Hanks, Ola Hawkins, Katy Wilde, Robyn Parramore, 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. 

2023–2024 Meeting Calendar

Meeting Date/Time    Agenda Topic/Activity  
Orientation Monday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. Orientation 
Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Review of Annual Reports
Establish Subcommittee Structures
Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. Planned Topic: See Agenda
Subcommittees Monday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Business Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent’s Message
Planned Topic: See Agenda

Subcommittees Monday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Review Part B Application
Optional Subcommittees
Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Business Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. First Review of Annual Report
Business Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Annual Report
Planning Monday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. SY 2024–2025 SEAC Planning 

SEAC Annual Report to the School Board

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