The Virginia Tech and Radford University Training and Technical Assistance Centers jointly host an annual Advisory Committee Meeting. Advisory Committee members are selected educators and parents across Regions 6 & 7. The purpose of the meeting is to update these regional representatives about T/TAC services and to ask for feedback on specific regional issues.

Current committee members are:

Region 6

  • Doug Bleeker,Special Education Teacher, Lord Botetourt High School, Botetourt County Public Schools
  • James Garst, Assistant Principal, Andrew Lewis Middle School, Salem City Public Schools
  • Colleen Gentry, Reading Specialist/Special Education Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Robin Haymore Coordinator of Elementary Special Education, Pittsylvania County Public Schools
  • Jessica McClung, Director of Special Education, Roanoke County Public Schools
  • Traci Oakes Special Education Teacher, Franklin County Public School
  • Becky Silvey, Parent Resource Center Coordinator, Franklin County Public Schools
  • Andy Thacker, Director of Federal Programs, Danville City Public Schools
  • Dawn Weeks, Vision Specialist, Floyd County Schools

Region 7

  • Chad Brown, Assistant Principal, Tazewell Middle School, Tazewell County Public Schools
  • Marlin Campbell, Assistant Principal, Spiller Elementary, Wythe County Public Schools
  • Gretchen Carlson-Haggee, Special Education Teacher, Giles County Public Schools
  • Michael Grim, Principal, Critzer Elementary School, Pulaski County Public Schools
  • Lesia Harris, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher,  Oak Point Elementary, Smyth County Schools
  • Kim Jessee, Special Education Teacher, Lee High School, Lee County Public Schools
  • Lisa McCoy, Coordinator of Special Services, Washington County Public Schools
  • Elizabeth Motley, Principal, Hillsville Elementary School, Carroll County Public Schools
  • Lisa Richard, Parent Resource Center Coordinator, Bristol City Public Schools
  • Ben Tickle, Director of Special Education, Pulaski County Public Schools