Employment and Transition Services (Career and Transition Services)

Helping students transition to life after high school.

What are Employment and Transition Services?

Transition services are required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  These services aim to address all areas related to life after high school. Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability. These services are focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of all children with a disability. It helps the children move from school to post-school activities. Transition services include:

  • instruction
  • related services
  • community experiences
  • the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and
  • if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation. [34 CFR 300.43 (a)] [20 U.S.C. 1401(34)]

Employment and Transition Representatives (ETRs)  are the transition resource at each high school.  ETRs assist with all aspects of transition such as:

  • career exploration
  • goal setting
  • job skills 
  • planning for the future. 

ETR support is for students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) team has determined the student needs this support.  This support can be provided on an intermittent basis or on a more intensive, ongoing basis. Identifying employment and transition service needs begins with a conversation with:

  • the student
  • the parent/guardian
  • school staff

Discussion points include the student's goals (ex. education, career, and adult living). Services and support are then determined by the IEP team and individualized based on the student's needs.

Employment and Transition Services may include:

  • instruction on a variety of transition topics
  • forming business partnerships for work-based learning
  • paid job support
  • job site development and placement for students in CTS courses
  • training for staff and families on transition topics and the transition IEP process
  • referring students to FCPS classes and services
  • connecting students with adult agencies

For more information about employment and transition services, contact Career and Transition Services at 571-423-4150.

School Contacts

School Contact
Annandale HS

Kelley Brown703-642-4347

Joanna Raley703-642-4134

Bryant HS John Holloway703-660-2070
Cedar Lane Anna Veltri703-208-2494
Centreville HS

Candace Jones; 703-802-5911

Marcus Dunton703-802-5911

Chantilly HS

Teresa Clawson-Keeton703-222-7416

Samantha Kreshover703-222-7408

Davis Career Center Theresa Piccolo703-714-5603
Edison HS Steve Wise703-517-2512
Fairfax HS Annie Santee703-219-2362
Falls Church HS

Lynelle Palencia703-207-4034

Dwannal McGahee703-207-4055

Hayfield SS Michele Karabin703-924-7528
Herndon HS

Yami Bosque703-810-2440

Daniel Bublitz703-810-2440

Justice HS

Lindsey LaFontaine703-824-3919

Margaret Autry703-824-3919

Key Center Ashli Onuaku; 703-313-4045
Kilmer Center Trish Kyle571-226-8475
Lake Braddock SS

Kristen Morgan703-426-1057

Katie Radda703-426-1057

Langley HS Bonnie Kolbensetter703-287-2726
Lewis HS Katin Owen;703-924-8391
Madison HS Charlie Thull703-319-2392
Marshall HS Maureen Szente703-714-5617
McLean HS Anna Southworth703-714-5956
Mt. Vernon HS

Jason Vitti703-619-3306

Scott Wilbur703-619-3234

Mountain View HS Jackie Gaston703-227-2342
Oakton HS Mary Lauer703-319-2873
Pulley Career Center Michael Symanski703-718-2703
Quander Road Melissa Hancock703-718-2411
Robinson SS

Darlene Phung703-426-2256

Rasha Abulohom703-426-2306

South County HS Ayodele Okeowo703-446-1918
South Lakes HS

Beth Weisbrodt703-715-4530

Matt Goetz703-715-4746

West Potomac HS

Whitney Bailey703-718-8108

Camilla Nordh703-718-2635

West Springfield HS

Becky Cousins703-913-8620

Rasha Abulohom703-913-3910

Westfield HS

Anna Hoover703-488-6529

Casey Bills703-488-6497

Woodson HS and Center

Megan Howard703-503-4617

Kari Dinarte703-503-4764

Middle School Resource ETR

Eric Duer571-423-4150

Julie Tiss571-423-4150

Multi-Agency Services Teresa Denton; 571-253-5037