Special Education

Adam Brown, Ed.D.Director of Special Education
Phone: (757) 603-6464
Sue FlynnSenior Administrative Assistant
Phone: (757) 603-6464
Courtney FullerCoordinator of Special Education
Phone: (757) 603-6445
Peter GrabowskiCoordinator of Special Education
Phone: (757) 603-6501
Addy ManriquezInstructional Specialist
Phone: (757) 603-6496
Susan GrainerInstructional Specialist
Phone: (757) 603-6444
Sarah CopelandInstructional Specialist
Phone: (757) 603-6459
BethAnne KlaverInstructional Specialist
Phone: (757) 603-6498
Shannon WilliamsAssistive Technology Specialist
Phone: (757) 603-6446
Alexis Swanson, Ed.D.Transition Specialist
Phone: (757) 603-6563

What We Do

The Department of Special Education for the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools serves students with disabilities, ages 2-21, who are found eligible for special education and related services by a multidisciplinary team. Services for identified students are provided in the least restrictive environment in a manner consistent with all applicable federal and state regulations.

Students receive a variety of services determined by their specific needs. Services include consultation, support, and direct instruction in a variety of learning environments. Parental involvement is an essential component during the evaluation process and development of each student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP).  Upon successful completion of a prescribed program, students will earn a diploma (advanced, standard, applied studies) or a certificate of completion.

WJCC Schools Child Find

Child Find ensures Williamsburg-James City County children, ages 2-21, inclusive, who are suspected of or identified as having a disability and in need of special education and related services are identified, evaluated and provided with a free and appropriate public education.

Children with suspected delays in communication, motor skills, vision, hearing, cognitive development, social-emotional and behavioral skills should call the Central Point of Entry for the WJCC Bright Beginnings program at (757) 565-9363.

We provide hands-on support to help all students grow

Helping tree made out of colorful hand prints

WJCC is committed to working collaboratively with families in developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) that provides children with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

WJCC provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability. Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of these individuals.