About

Mission

The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is a statewide organization that promotes evidence-based teaching, collaboration, research, leadership, and advocacy within the Commonwealth. VCLD is composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines and are committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning.

Vision

 Our Goal is to increase and improve educational opportunities and quality of life options for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning. To accomplish this, our vision is to include all educators, researchers, administrators and support personnel who work or interact with said individuals.

Goals

  • Stimulate communication and collaboration among preservice and inservice professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning.
  • Provide a forum for identifying and examining current field-related issues.
  • Provide opportunities for and/or information on ongoing professional development 
  • Advocate for continued program development and/or improvement for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning. 
  • Promote excellence and contributions within the profession. 
  • Support the dissemination of research, current understandings and advancements in the field of disabilities.

Board

VCLD Board Members, 2021 – 2022

Executive Board

President     Mindy Gumpert
President Elect     Open
Vice President     Open
Secretary     Judith Fontana
Treasurer     Jarrod Hobson
Immediate Past President     Clara Hauth

Committee Chairpersons

Awards, Honors, and Nominations     Clara Hauth
Membership/Communications     Meaghan Sekinger
Web Curator/Communications     Cindy Buckley
Professional Relations Liaison     Sierrah Chavis

Virginia Regional Representatives

South Central and Central     Open
Eastern     Lenette Hillian
Northern     Saskia Alemar
Southwest and Far Southwest     Open