Special Education


Montgomery County Public Schools' Special Education mission is to engage, encourage, and empower students with disabilities by providing, in the least restrictive environment, the supports and services needed to graduate and live, learn, work and participate in communities of their choice with maximum independence.


Special Education is an integral part of the total collaborative education system where diversity is valued and all students are encouraged towards independence.

Academic behavioral instruction should be authentic with high expectations, promoting active engagement for all students.

Staff will be empowered to meet the educational needs of all students through shared responsibility.

Parent involvement is in an integral and valued part of the special education process.


Montgomery County Public Schools Announces Removal of Certain Student Records

 Virginia Law and School Board Policy provide for the removal of portions of student scholastic records when they are no longer educationally useful, or five years after the student graduates from secondary school, completes a program adopted by the Board of Education or leaves school. All information except for the last IEP and eligibility information from former students' scholastic records as stated above will be purged.  This includes portions of Special Education and Section 504 records. Former students or eligible parents have a right to be provided with a copy of any record being destroyed.  Scholastic records may be needed by the student or the parents for social security benefits or other purposes.  Requests should be directed to Student Services at 540 382-5100 prior to May 15, 2022.  Portions of student scholastic records will be purged as of June 15, 2022.



       Office Phone - (540) 382-5114
         Office Fax - (540) 394-4448


Dr. Anthony Walker                                 
Director of Special Education                           
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1081)
[email protected]                            

Dr. Julie Ligon                                                          
Supervisor of Special Education - Preschool and Elementary Education                                 
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1082)
[email protected]

Dr. Debbie Wells                                        
Supervisor of Special Education - Secondary Education
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1085)
[email protected]  

Jessica Muniz
Coordinator of Special Education
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1083)
[email protected]

Brad Powers
Coordinator of Special Education
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1092)
[email protected]

Josie Loomis
Coordinator of Special Education
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1084)
[email protected] 

Administrative Assistants:
Becky Hylton

(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1087)
[email protected]

Connie Stephens
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1088)
[email protected]

Deyrni Harlan
(540) 382-5100 (ext. 1086)
[email protected]



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