Dr. Pamela Joyner is the Director of Exceptional Education and oversees the many aspects of the 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, Homebound Services coordination, Gifted Education, education of homeless and foster children programs all fall under the exceptional education department.

Dr. Joyner also supervises Coordinators of Exceptional Education Alicia Haggins and Alicia Lee. Alicia Haggins is responsible for supporting the exceptional education program at the secondary level, the Early Childhood Special Program, and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Program (Bright Stars). Alicia Lee is responsible for supporting the exceptional education program at the elementary level. Educational Diagnostician, Pam Tortorice, assists with testing and evaluating students for Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and/or services for Dinwiddie County Public Schools.

Any other questions or concerns about the Dinwiddie County Exceptional Education Program may contact Executive Assistant Melody Temple at (804) 469-4389 to be directed to the appropriate person.

Primary Contacts

Dr. Pamela Joyner headshot
Dr. Pamela Joyner
Director Pphone (804) 469-4389
Alicia Haggins headshot
Alicia Haggins
Coordinator Pphone (804) 469-4389
Alicia Lee headshot
Alicia Lee
Educational Diagnostician Pphone (804) 469-4389
Pam Tortorice
Educational Diagnostician Pphone (804) 469-4389
Melody Temple  headshot
Melody Temple
Executive Secretary Pphone (804) 469-4389