Special Education Advisory Committee logo

The SEAC is organized and functions in accordance with state and federal requirements. The Committee's functions include the following:

  • Monthly meetings with Director of the Special Education Department;
  • Determining needs of children with disabilities within the county;
  • Developing priorities and strategies for meeting identified needs of children with disabilities;
  • Prepare and submit an annual report to the Prince William County School Board.


The SEAC is composed of representatives selected by members of the School Board and the Superintendent of Schools. Members serve without compensation.

To apply for SEAC membership click on the link to download the application. The completed application should be emailed to PWCSSEAC@pwcs.edu.

SEAC Membership Application (PDF).


The activities of the SEAC are governed by the State of Virginia's Special Education Advisory Committee by-laws and the Prince William County Special Education Advisory Committee by-laws. Subcommittees are established to help conduct the work of the committee. Members are assigned or volunteer to serve on subcommittees. Department of Education staff members are available at each meeting, to provide technical assistance.


The SEAC meets in regular session eight (8) times a year, on the third (3rd) Tuesday of the month, at The Kelly Leadership Center. Each regular session consists of Public Comment, Director of Special Education Time, Member Time as well as New and Old Business. Public Comment begins at 7 p.m. Parents and guardians are invited to attend. Advance notice is not needed to speak during Public Comment. Call 703-791-7287 to confirm meeting location.

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Public Notice


The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 6 - 9 p.m., citizen comment time starting at 7 p.m., in Conference Rooms 2002-2004 at the Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112. All meetings will be in-person.

All School Board and SEAC meetings are open to the public. You may contact any member to discuss your views on Special Education.

2022-23 Meetings

Third Tuesday of each Month
7-9 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 2002-2004

*Please be advised, that this schedule is subject to have meeting modifications. All meeting will be in-person.

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Meeting ID: 923 7481 4793
Password: 576616

September 20, 2022
October 18, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 13, 2022
January 17, 2023
February 21, 2023
March 21, 2023
April 18, 2023
May 16, 2023

SEAC Agendas and Minutes

All School Board and SEAC meetings are open to the public. You may contact the Chairwoman, Katherine Lekbad, at seacteachrep@gmail.com to discuss your views on special education.

SEAC Representatives

Jaime Van Echo
Superintendent Representative

Tara Aqdas
Superintendent Representative

Jennifer Andrew
Superintendent Representative

Darianella Baret
Superintendent Representative

Shandel Lohr
At-Large Representative

Katherine Lekbad
Chair and Teacher Representative

Deborah Tekampe
Gainesville District Representative

Angela Lello
Occoquan District Representative

Beverly Hicks
Brentsville District Representative

Sally Banya
Woodbridge District Representative

Neabsco District Representative

David Miles
Potomac District Representative

Jennifer Howarth Mira
Coles District Representative


A Parent's Guide to Special Education (PDF) (English)

A Parent's Guide to Special Education - Guía de Educación Especial para Padres (PDF) (Spanish)

PWCS Parent Resource Center

ARC/Insight - Greater Prince William County

Guidance for Military Families with Students in Special Education (PDF)

Parent and Family Toolkit for Virginia Schools (PDF)

Prince William County School Board

VCU Autism Center for Excellence

Virginia Department of Education - Special Education