Special Education Advisory Committee


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The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is organized and functions following state and federal requirements. The Committee's functions include the following:

  • Monthly meetings with the Directors of the Special Education Department
  • Determining the 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 [email protected].

SEAC Membership Application (PDF)


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


The SEAC meets in regular session eight times a year, on the third Tuesday of the month, at the Kelly Leadership Center. Each regular session consists of public comment, Director of Special Education time, member time, and 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 703-791-7286 to confirm the meeting location.

Public Notice

Special Education Advisory Committee to Meet

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 6-9 p.m., with 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.

2023-24 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 meetings will be in-person.

Join the meeting via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 923 7481 4793
Password: 576616

  • September 19, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • December 19, 2023
  • January 16, 2024
  • February 20, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • April 16, 2024
  • May 21, 2024 (rescheduled)
  • June 18, 2024

SEAC Agendas and Minutes

All School Board and SEAC meetings are open to the public. You can contact the Chairwoman, Tara Aqdas, at [email protected] to discuss your views on special education.

SEAC Representatives

Tara Aqdas
[email protected]
Chair and Superintendent Representative

Sallay Banya
[email protected]
Vice Chair and Woodbridge District Representative

Deborah Tekampe
[email protected]
Secretary and Gainesville District Representative

Kristie Bowie-Young
[email protected]
Superintendent Representative

Rosemary Scott
[email protected]
Superintendent Representative

Katherine Wears
[email protected]
Superintendent Representative

Shandel Lohr
[email protected]
At-Large Representative

Michael Spironello
[email protected]
Teacher Representative

Angela Lello
[email protected]
Occoquan District Representative

Kimberly Stewart
[email protected]
Brentsville District Representative

Shanta Price
[email protected]
Neabsco District Representative

Arfa Alam
[email protected]
Potomac District Representative

Jennifer Howarth Mira
[email protected]
Coles District Representative