Family Engagement

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement and the TTAC at GMU (Region 4) recognizes, encourages, and supports families and schools working together to facilitate inclusive practices for our youth with disabilities in their schools and communities. GMU TTAC supports families by participating in the VDOE Center for Family Involvement’s  Family Engagement Network (FEN), by providing regional events (e.g., I’m Determined trainings) and by managing the following regional and state online resources:

TTAC GMU Resources that can be accessed by parents and families include:

  • TTAC Monthly News Brief: Ready, Set, Go »
  • Lending resources of the Kellar Library, where TTAC houses books, videos, and other materials specifically related to students and individuals with disabilities.

VDOE Website Resources that are available for parents and families and can be shared with families by school division personnel:

Region 4 Contact
Clare Talbert, M.Ed.

ctalber1@gmu.edu
703-993-4496

State Contacts
Tracy Lee
, Family Engagement Specialist, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement
tracy.lee@doe.virginia.gov
804-225-3492
Hank Millward, Director, Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement
hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov
804-371-0525