What We Do
The Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services provides leadership and coordination for the offices of Special Education, Diagnostic and Prevention Services, Student Services, and the related programs that support student performance through special education, school counseling, student registration, health, social work, prevention, attendance, homebound, assessment and diagnostic and psychological services. Additionally, the Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services provides oversight for the implementation of policies and procedures for special permission, home instruction, religious exemptions, kindergarten exemptions and tuition requests; prepares School Board appeals under Policy §2-20 and interprets federal and state laws and regulations for administrative and school staff to ensure compliance.
Pupil Services staff focus on prevention and intervention approaches in the schools and are committed to the "Education of the Whole Child" to ensure safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. Department efforts are focused on several initiatives that continue to support these goals for addressing academic, behavioral, social/emotional and health needs of LCPS students. These continuous initiatives include: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Responsive Instruction (RI), School Ambassadors, Restorative Practices, Bullying Prevention, academic and career planning, standards-based IEPs, and behavior assessment and intervention team planning.
The Assistant Superintendent provides leadership and direction for the development and implementation of countywide initiatives for children, youth, and families; and promotes interagency collaboration with departments and agency heads representing Loudoun County Community Services Board (Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services), Juvenile Court Services, Health Department, Family Services, the Sheriff's Office, and the Community Policy and Management Team. Liaison support is also provided to the Health, Safety, Wellness and Transportation Committee of the School Board.