Dr. Yardley Farquharson is the director of Assessment and Student Services for Dinwiddie County Public Schools. Dr. Farquharson coordinates testing and assessment programs for the division. Working with qualified teams of teachers, guidance counselors, and many other educational professionals, she is assisted by Mrs. Sharon Beard.

In addition, Dr. Yardley Farquharson administers all student services within our division by coordinating a number of federal and state grants and serving as chair on a number of committees (including the Promotion/Retention Committee, Gifted Advisory Board, Health Services Board, and the Safe and Drug Free Schools Board). From developing resources to meet student needs, evaluating existing plans, coordinating after-school remediation programs, implementing student health and safety related curriculum, overseeing the gifted program plus many other areas, Dinwiddie County Public Schools is committed in the overall well-being of the total student to help them succeed in life. Below is a list of areas under her purview:

  • School Counseling
  • Standards of Learning Testing (Testing Information)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Student Assistance
  • School Health Services
  • Gifted Education
  • Safe and Drug Free Schools
  • Stop Bullying Now information
  • Home School Instruction
  • Foster Children
  • Character Education
  • Program for Education of Homeless
  • Children and Youth
  • Family Life Education
  • Enrichment and Remedial Summer School
  • Division Participation in the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

Please contact Dr. Farquharson at the Central Office at (804) 469-4190, or her Executive Secretary, Mrs. Beard, should you have any questions or concerns regarding any State assessments or student services programs.

Primary Contacts

Dr. Yardley Farquharson headshot
Dr. Yardley Farquharson
Director Pphone (804) 469-4190
Sharon Beard headshot
Sharon Beard
Executive Secretary Pphone (804) 469-4190