Student Services

Special Education: A Service, Not A Place

Our team in the Student Services Office works collaboratively with school and division leaders, teachers, students, and families to provide the tools, guidance, supports, and services needed to ensure access and success for students with disabilities.  Waynesboro Public Schools is committed to providing a free appropriate public education for all students with disabilities by understanding student needs through data and addressing those needs with high-yield instructional strategies.  If you have questions about special education in Waynesboro Public Schools, please contact the Student Services Office at 540-946-4600, extension 117. 

Links to documents guiding our practices: 

Parent Guide to Special Education-

English        Spanish

Procedural Safeguards-

English         Spanish

Section 504 Procedural Safeguards

Information on Sensory Disabilities

Parent Guide to Dispute Resolution

Services for Students with Sensory Disabilities

Meet our staff:

Dr. Ryan Barber
 –  Assistant Superintendent (946-4600 Ext. 112)
   Health Services, Homeless Education, Alternative Education, Homeschool    Education, Homebound/Homebased Education, Safety and Security,    Threat Assessment

Leola Burks – Director of Special Education (946-4600 Ext. 121) 
    Special Education Pre-Referral Process, Eligibility Meeting Leadership, All special education and Section 504 related matters, Special education professional development, Private Dat School Liaison, Special Education Transportation, Community Policy Management Team (CPMT) Member, Discipline Committee Member 

Kendra Jones Carter 
– Director of Equity and Diversity (946-4600 Ext. 128) including English Language Learners, Title IV

Leigh Arbaugh – Head Nurse (946-4600 Ext. 154)

Jackie Walter
– Secretary (946-4600 Ext. 117) SpED, Medicaid
Dale Baldwin – Secretary (946-4600 Ext. 131) Health Services, Homeless, Homeschool

Jonathan Steck
– School Social Worker (946-4616)
Sarah Wygant – School Social Worker (946-4635) 

Amy Gilbert
 – Psychologist (946-4650)
Amy Hutcherson – Psychologist (946-4660)

Beth Gimbert
– Occupational Therapist

Necesidades Educacionales

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