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

Mrs. Lena Hipps-Clarke,
High School Coordinator

Mrs Claudia Staples-Morris,
High School Coordinator

Mrs. Chowaine Whitehead,
LMS Coordinator


Mr. Mark Roncinske
KES Coordinator

Mrs. Heather Lawson
VES Coordinator

Ms. Celia Miller
Secretary to Special Education

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.

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. 

Youth & Parent Summit 2020

In June 2020, the I'm Determined (IMD) Youth and Parent Summit, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Special Education and Student Services (SESS) department, Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison (JMU), and the Center for Family Involvement at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will be offered in a virtual format. This allows the summit to expand beyond the physical space of the campus, and provide an opportunity for our team to work together in a new, virtual way!

The IMD Virtual Summit experience will mirror past face-to-face events in that it will include a welcome from VDOE representatives, sessions for youth that have been prepared with assistance from our state youth leaders, sessions for parents, a keynote address, and exhibitor information focusing on Virginia resources for youth with disabilities. The Virtual Summit will take place during the week of June 8-12. All sessions will be posted on the I’m Determined website at Youth & Parent Summit 2020 .  Keep checking this link for up to date application information.