Special Education Mediators
Practicing mediator since 1980. Degree in social work with graduate work in conflict resolution studies; Coordinator of City of Virginia Beach Mediation Program; adjunct professor at Christopher Newport University teaching mediation courses since 1998; roster mediator handling child dependency cases for Virginia courts, ADA cases for DOJ, employment cases for USPS and fee dispute cases for Virginia State Bar; recipient of "Excellence in Prevention" award from Dept. of Justice for high school peer mediation program.
Terri Colby Barr
Practicing mediator since 1990. President of a mediation and dispute resolution service organization (Consensus); PhD and Masters degrees in dispute resolution, social work, and counseling, and urban studies. Adjunct professor; mediator and arbitrator for public and private sector including education; roster mediator for EEOC and employment cases for USPS. Past-President of Virginia Mediation Network. Trainer for Dept of Defense.
H. Russell Harris
Practicing mediator since 1995. Ombudsman for Chesterfield County for 15 years; Special mediator for the United States Postal Service; Arbitrator and mediator for the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs; Certified consumer arbitrator and mediator for the Central Virginia Better Business Bureau; Past Chair Richmond Dispute Resolution Center; Mediator for the Virginia Department of Employment Dispute Resolution; Trained community facilitator; Graduate Leadership Metro Richmond.
Samuel S. Jackson
Practicing mediator since 1995. Attorney and mediator with extensive experience in helping to resolve community, business and family disputes; former president of Virginia Mediation Network; vice chair, Virginia Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee, adjunct professor, George Mason and Georgetown law schools.
Practicing mediator since 1993. Trainer and guest lecturer on conflict resolution. Formerly, teacher of children with emotional disabilities; conducted courses in parenting skills and workshops for school personnel in conflict resolution. Degrees in counselor education and business administration.
Practicing mediator since 1997. Professor of education law at Virginia Commonwealth University. Formerly, teacher and college administrator. Co-author of Law and Education; senior fellow, Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute. EdD in education with two years post-doctoral study at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond.
Practicing mediator since 1997. Formerly, a special education supervisor; director of education for a psychiatric hospital school; director of personnel; and assistant superintendent for administration; lobbyist and policy consultant for VSBA.