Office of Special Education

Gloucester County Public Schools, through its Special Education Program and its team of qualified teachers and assistants, serves over 700 students (ages two to 21, inclusive) identified as requiring special education services in order to achieve school success. Follow the links below to find out more about our programs and the special education process.

6099 T.C.Walker Road
Gloucester, Virginia  23061
804-693-7880   FAX:  804-693-5203

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Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."

Ombudsman

An Ombudsman is a person who serves as a designated neutral party who advocates for a fair process and provides confidential, informal assistance and support to parents, guardians, advocates, educators, and students with disabilities. The Parent Ombudsman for Special Education serves as a resource to parents in non-legal special education matters.

For more specific information related to your region or division, contact the Special Education Parent Ombudsman, Peter Grabowski, at [email protected], or by phone at (804) 371-7420.

VDOE: Parent Ombudsman for Special Education - Virginia

Independence. The Ombudsman is independent of the formal dispute resolution options of mediation, state complaints, and due process hearings and serves a key function of reporting to leadership at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) regarding the issues experienced by parties served.

Contact Us

Jennifer Tingley, Ed.D
Director of Special Education
804-693-7880

Paula Dawson
Special Education Specialist
804-693-3257

Kristy Holland
Lead Special Education Teacher
804-693-3186

Patricia J. McMahon, Ph.D
Program Support Coordinator
804-693-7951

Mary Runnells
Case Manager Services

Carolyn Vasta
Case Manager
804-693-2990

Christina Mahoney
School Psychologist
804-693-7950

Sarah Summers
School Psychologist
804-693-7948

Fran Trainum
Educational Diagnostician
804-693-0263

Kelli Belvin
Physical Therapist
804-693-7880

Shannon Goldsmith
Occupational Therapist
804-693-0039

Lorri McDonald
Administrative Associate
804-693-7880

Shayna Wofford
Behavior Analyst
804-693-7910

Megan Connelly Grothaus
School Psychologist
804-693-7942

Meghan Cinelli
School Psychologist
804-693-1474

Fran Dickinson
Occupational Therapist
804-693-7880

Amanda Faulkner
Occupational Therapist
804-693-1187

Katherine Lindsey
Physical Therapist
804-693-7944

Lisa Dobson
Administrative Associate
804-693-7944