"Each One - Reach One"
The special education department of Suffolk Public Schools believes that every student has a right to free and appropriate education. In keeping with that philosophy, a full range of services has been developed in Special Education serving children with disabilities, age 2 to 21 years of age.
Special Education Administration
Director of Special Education: TBD
100 North Main Street | 4th Floor | Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 925-6764 (phone) | (757) 925-5625 (fax)
Supervisors of Instruction for Special Education
Jessica Joyner - All Self-Contained Classes
Kelly MacPherson - Middle and High Schools
(FGMS, JYMS, JFKMS, KFMS, TWS, LHS, KFHS, NRHS)
Jamillah Silver - Elementary Schools
(BTWES,CES, EFES, FBES, HES, KSES,MBJES, NPES, NSES,OES, PES)
Upcoming Special Education Workshops
Please visit the Special Education Parent Resource Center webpage for Upcoming Special Education Workshops
Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired
The Code of Virginia at § 22.1-217.01 was amended and requires school boards to annually post information on school division Web sites and to inform the parents of students who are identified as hearing or visually impaired of its availability as follows:
"The Department of Education shall annually prepare and distribute to local school boards packets of information describing the educational and other services available through the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired to students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired. Local school boards shall annually post this information on the school division's website and inform the parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired of its availability. School boards shall ensure that packets of such information are available in an accessible format for review by parents who do not have Internet access."
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides information on educational services and resources to support students who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deaf-blind at its website. The following links to information and resources are excerpted from the VDOE’s website at Special Education-Specific Disabilities-Sensory Disabilities.