Employment and Transition Services (Career and Transition Services)

Facilitating students' transition to postsecondary options through resources and supports to youth, staff, parents, and the community.

What are Employment and Transition Services?

Transition services are mandated through Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to address all areas related to successful entry and participation in adult life. Transition services includes a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities. Transition services are defined as 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) offer instruction, community experiences, employment supports, and transition assessment to promote career and college readiness in accordance with IDEA and the district’s Portrait of a Graduate initiative. ETRs are assigned to all FCPS high schools, secondary special education centers and some of the nontraditional school programs. ETR support is given to students who have been found eligible for special education services and whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) team has determined that this level of support would benefit the student either on an intermittent basis or a more intensive, ongoing basis. Identifying employment and transition service needs often begins with a conversation with the student, the student’s parents, and school personnel about the student’s education, career and adult living goals. Services and support are then determined by the IEP team and are individualized based upon those needs. Although emphasis is given to juniors and seniors, freshman and sophomores may also receive this support.

Transition services may include:

  • developing business partnerships for work-based learning
  • monitoring students on community worksites
  • providing instruction on self-advocacy, goal setting, understanding disability and accommodations, course options, postsecondary services and accommodations, career pathways, information about IDEA and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • providing training to teachers and parents on transition topics and the transition IEP process
  • completing referrals to FCPS classes and programs including academies and career assessment
  • completing referrals to adult agencies for postsecondary support

Employment Services include:

  • resume development
  • providing job leads
  • job application assistance
  • interview preparation
  • job site development, placement, and maintenance for students participating in specific course electives
  • coordinating transportation to work sites; assistance with public transportation route information
  • submitting job coach referrals

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

High 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

Daniel Bublitz703-802-5911

Scott Wilbur703-802-5420

Chantilly HS

Teresa Clawson-Keeton703-222-7416

Sue Collins703-222-7408

Davis Career Center Yami Bosque703-714-5603
Edison HS Steve Wise703-924-8144
Fairfax HS Annie Santee703-219-2362
Falls Church HS

Lynelle Palencia703-207-4034

Dwannal McGahee703-207-4055

Hayfield HS Margaret Autry703-924-7528
Herndon HS LaKenya Wright703-810-2311
Justice HS Lindsey LaFontaine703-824-3989
Key Center Jeanie Glasser703-313-4045
Kilmer Center Trish Kyle571-226-8475
Lake Braddock SS

Kristen Morgan703-426-1057

Katie Radda703-426-1057

Langley HS Eric Duer703-287-2726
Lewis HS Katin Owen703-924-8326
Madison HS Charlie Thull703-319-2392
Marshall HS Maureen Szente703-714-5617
McLean HS Anna Southworth703-714-5956
Mt. Vernon HS and Center

Rasha Abulohom703-619-3306

Michele Karabin703-619-3234

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

Jason Vitti703-426-2256

Matt Goetz703-426-2306

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

Beth Weisbrodt703-715-4530

Darlene Phung703-715-4746

Thomas Jefferson Kristen Morgan703-426-1057
West Potomac HS

Whitney Bailey703-718-8108

Camilla Nordh703-718-2635

West Springfield HS Becky Cousins703-913-8620
Westfield HS

Anna Hoover703-488-6529

Casey Bills703-488-6497

Woodson HS and Center

Megan Howard703-503-4617

Kari Dinarte703-503-4764