Wise County Public Schools

Special Education

The Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) guarantees a free appropriate public education to all eligible children with disabilities.  

Your Family’s Special Education Rights, Procedural Safeguards, which are rights given to the parents of a child with a disability and the child upon reaching the age of majority (age 18), ensure that the child is provided a free appropriate public education according to the Federal and State rules. 

Virginia Family Special Education Connection

Virginia Department of Education-Special Education

Understanding the Applied Studies Diploma.


Cari S. Braddock - Director of Special Education and Student Services

Joyce Addington - Nurse Practitioner, Director of School Health Services

Randi Beverly - Special Education Coordinator

Heather Boggs - Special Ed. Compliance Specialist, VA IEP Online Contact

Renee Bolling - Part C Coordinator

Tammy Kilgore - Transition Coordinator

Candice Lane - Medicaid Coordinator

Shaina Allen - School Psychologist

Karen Steffey - School Psychologist

Rebecca Shell - Parent Resource

Wise County Public Schools

ATTN: Special Education Department

628 Lake Street NE

Wise, VA 24293-7919

Office: 276-328-8017 

Fax: 276-328-3350