Smiling head-and-shoulder photo of Ashley E. Reyher, who has long light brown hair, on a grey smokey background

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has appointed Ashley E. Reyher, Ed.D., as associate superintendent for special education. Dr. Reyher joins PWCS from Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, where she served as coordinator for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The position of associate superintendent for special education supervises the organization, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Department of Special Education as it carries out its function of providing high-quality, student-centered services to students, families, and schools. This position provides leadership and support to central office and school-based leadership site administrators in the implementation of division policies and legal mandates related to special education.

Additionally, the associate superintendent for special education is responsible for establishing expectations for quality instructional practices specifically as it relates to meeting the unique needs of diverse learners to advance academic outcomes. This position serves as a member of the executive cabinet. Previously, the position was combined with the role of associate superintendent for student services.

Reyher began her career as a management and program analyst for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. Following that role, she held numerous educational positions including teacher, department chair, and specialist. Prior to joining Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, she held the role of director of student services for Poquoson City Schools.

Reyher holds a doctorate in educational policy, planning, and leadership from the College of William and Mary. She also holds a master's degree in special education and a bachelor's degree in science from James Madison University. She also holds a certificate in autism spectrum disorder from Virginia Commonwealth University and a certificate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Richmond.

Reyher will begin her appointment no later than July 1.