Board of Directors
Allyson Gillispie, Mt-BC
Skyline Music Academy
Director since 2011
Christine Hartman, LCSW
Senior Clinical Director
Crossroads Counseling Centers, Inc.
Director since 2011

Constance V.S. Richards, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Counselor,

Randolph-Macon Academy

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Shenandoah University

Adjunct Faculty, Lord Fairfax Community College

Director since 2006
Ingrid Chenoweth, MDiv, MAT 

Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,

Front Royal

Director since 2018
Jackie Craig, B.A.
Retired, Fairfax County Public Schools
Director since 2008
Sherry Henry
Parent Representative
Director since 2019
Dwight Myers, B.A.

Warren County Public Schools

Director since 2011
Carol Olson, LCSW
Private Practice, Front Royal
Founder, Blue Ridge Educational Center, Inc.
Director since 2017
Vida Timbers, M.Ed
Retired, Warren County Public Schools
Director since 2007

Our Vision



Our vision is that every student has access to an integrated network of community and family support that provides the skills and opportunities they need to realize their full potential.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help emotionally and intellectually challenged students develop the academic, emotional, and life skills they need to be successful in the world. 


Working in close partnership with schools, we find creative solutions to complex student needs in a safe, community-based educational environment, addressing each individual’s unique developmental requirements through a comprehensive, whole-person approach.


— Parent of former student

"BREC met and exceeded my expectations when dealing with my sons unique educational needs.


Through the years we had tried public school, private schools and even homeschooling. It wasn't until he became a student at BREC that I began to see remarkable changes in his academics, and more importantly, his social and emotional behavior.


Without the caring, patient, supportive staff at BREC, graduating from high school would have been nearly impossible." 

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Equal educational opportunities shall be available for all students, without regard to sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity (including gender expression), ethnicity, religion, disability, ancestry, or marital or parental status. Educational programs shall be designed to meet the varying needs of all students within the perimeters of BREC's license to operate under the determination of the Virginia Department of Education.

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