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Special Education Department - Lunenburg County Public Schools

1009 Main Street P.O. Box 710
Kenbridge, VA 23944
Phone: 434-676-2467
Fax: 434-676-6167


Mrs. Elizabeth R. Tingen
Director of Special Education
elizabeth.tingen@k12lcps.org

Mrs. Lena Hipps-Clarke,
High School Coordinator
lena.hipps-clarke@k12lcps.org

Mrs. Chowaine Whitehead,

LMS Coordinator

chowaine.whitehead@k12lcps.org

Mr. Mark Roncinske

KES Coordinator
mark.roncinske@k12lcps.org

Mrs. Melissa Jackson 
VES Coordinator
melissa.jackson@k12lcps.org

Ms. Hope Hancock
Secretary to Special Education
hope.hancock@k12lcps.org


Parent Survey 2019-2020

Parents: Each school year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. A Special Education Parent Survey is conducted by the VDOE to get this information. 

Please consider filling out the Special Education Parent Survey provided. There is a hard copy that will be available soon, and we will let you know how to access that as soon as we have the hard copy of the survey in hand. You may take the survey online at VDOE Parent Survey in English or for Spanish VDOE Parent Survey in Spanish

Please complete the survey before December 18, 2020.  If you have questions or need assistance concerning this survey process, please contact Hank Millward, via telephone, at (804) 371-0525 or via email, at Hank.Millward@doe.virginia.gov.


2019-2020 Private School Parent and Student Perspective Survey

As part of the new private school progress monitoring requirements, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) was charged with developing a survey to obtain information from parents of students with disabilities served in private schools for students with disabilities, as well as a survey to obtain information from the students’ perspective. These surveys have been shared with each of the private school administrators for dissemination. However, the VDOE is asking for your assistance in promoting the completion of the survey by each of your families who had a student enrolled in private school during the 2019-2020 school year. 

The online surveys are currently opened and will be available for completion at the following links until October 30, 2020:

Parent Survey ----- Private School Survey for Parent

Student Survey ---- Private School Perspective Survey for Student


ONLInE Training Opportunity for parents, School Professionals, and Other Community Stakeholders that work with families of Children with disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), through grant funding provided by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) and assistance provided by the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at James Madison University, has developed five web-based training modules for parents, school professionals, and other community stakeholders that work with families who have a child with a disability.

The training modules are accessible at the following web link: I'm Determined - Parents - Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities. There are a total of five modules that range in length from three to five minutes, which can be completed in a single viewing or broken up over time to meet individual time constraints.

The curriculum for these modules is also available in print and online. A fully accessible online version is located at the following web link:Virginia Department of Education’s Special Education - Parents Section.To obtain a printed copy of the curriculum or to ask questions about the module training opportunities, please contact Beth Tingen, Director of Special Education at (434)-676-2467, ext. 2526 or email her at elizabeth.tingen@k12lcps.org.