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Community Review Panel


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Community Review Panel Appointees

 The Office of Dispute Resolution Community Review Panel is part of the selection process for Impartial Hearing Officers presiding over special education due process hearings pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Community Review Panel is organized in accordance with “The Special Education Due Process Hearing Independence and Transparency Act of 2014”, D.C. Law 20-194,which states, in pertinent part, “OSSE shall submit potential [hearing officer] candidates for review to a 7-member community review panel”. Below are the names of the panelists who will serve on the Community Review Panel for fiscal years 2017 and 2018:

  • One attorney knowledgeable in the field of special education who has experience representing parents and who is admitted to practice and in good standing in the District of Columbia; Sarah Flohre (Children’s Law Center)
  • One attorney knowledgeable in the field of special education who has experience representing schools and who is admitted to practice and in good standing in the District of Columbia; Quinne Harris-Lindsey (DC Public Schools)
  • One educator knowledgeable in the field of special education and special education programming; Wanda Gregory (Capital City Public Charter School)
  • One representative from a charter school LEA who is knowledgeable in the field of special education and special education programming; Ellen Dalton (Friendship Public Charter School)
  • One representative from DCPS who is knowledgeable  in the field of special education and special education programming; Jessica Roche (DC Public Schools) and
  • Two parents of individuals who are or at one time were eligible to receive special education and related services in the District of Columbia. Molly Whalen (Advocates for Justice in Education) and Taalib-Din Uqdah (Parent Advocate)

Related Content: Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR)