Ms. Pamela Fields is the director of exceptional education and oversees the special education department. Under her purview she supports various staff from social workers, psychologists, and therapists who assist Dinwiddie County Public Schools’ special education population. The Child Study process, evaluation for services, development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and their implementation, and Homebound Services Coordinator all fall under the special education department.
Ms. Fields also supervises the special education coordinator, Alicia Higgins, who is responsible for elementary special education which includes Early Childhood Special Education, Bright Stars (4 year old at-risk program), and Child Find. In addition, the speech pathologists and educational diagnosticians in an effort to better serve our students’ needs.
Educational Diagnostician Alicia Lee assists with testing and evaluating students for Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and/or services for Dinwiddie County Public Schools.
Parents who would like their child tested for special education services should contact their child’s guidance counselor. Any other questions or concerns about the Dinwiddie County Special Education Program may contact Executive Assistant Mrs. Kathy McCoun at (804) 469-4389 to be directed to the appropriate person.
Special Education Forms and Information:
Parent Resource Center: Parent Resource Center Brochure
Parent Advisory Committee Meetings: 2017-2018 Meeting Dates
Virginia’s Special Education Web Site (VDOE website)
Parent’s Guide to Special Education (VDOE website)