Special Education

    Buena Vista City Schools

    Office of Special Education

    2329 Chestnut Avenue, Suite A

    Buena Vista, VA  24416

    Ph: 540/261-2887    Fx:  540/261-2967


    Buena Vista City Schools are committed to providing all children with a free and appropriate public education. Special education programs and services are available to city residents who have children with special education needs. These programs and services are provided for children with disabilities whose second birthday falls on or before September 30 through the age of 21 years. Each student receives individualized services designed to meet his or her needs. These supplemental services are discussed and planned by school personnel, parents, and the student involved.  Students with disabilities are educated to the greatest extent possible within the general education environment with highly qualified teachers and non-disabled peers however, the entire pyramid of service delivery options is available for students K-12.


    Each special education student's progress is reviewed at least yearly and his/her need for special services is reassessed at a minimum of every three years. Special education programs and services are provided by trained personnel in the following areas as defined by federal and state law: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disabilities, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment including blindness.



    Special Education Staff 2013-2014

    Juliet Dacal-Gibson - Director of Special Education & Student Services

    Cindy Crickenberger – Speech/Language Pathologist


    Enderly Heights Elementary School

    Rebecca Smith

    Jennifer St. Clair


    Kling Elementary School                                                  

    Victoria Brashears – Early Childhood Special Ed.            

    Jessica Chittum                                                                                                                                                     


    Parry McCluer Middle School                                                         

    Ashley Baker                                                                                                                                                         

    Stacy McCoy          

    Chris Poluikis                                        


    Parry McCluer High School

    Daniel Cole

    Rebecca Mathia

    Valerie MacIinnis


    Lisa Bolen

    Carol Conner

    Miranda Gouker

    Carolyn Matthews

    Patty McElroy       

    Sheri Miller           

    Anita Painter

    Carol Perry

    Judi Staton