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.
Marsha Goldberg, Ed.D.
Practicing mediator since 2015. Extensive experience in special education, the last eight with the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. Worked closely at both the federal and local level with families, school staff members, and state and school administration. Provided curricula and delivered training for families of students with special needs and the professionals with whom they worked. Adjunct faculty at George Mason University.
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 1995. M.Ed. in special education. Former special education teacher and Coordinator of a Parent/Teacher Resource Center. Worked closely with families, school staff, SEAC, State and community agencies. Provided training on IDEIA, communication and collaboration strategies between home and school; working with diverse learners. Coordinated Ability Awareness events. Acts as mediator mentor for new mediators and mediates fee disputes for Virginia State Bar.
Practicing mediator since 1998. Graduate degrees in health education and marriage and family therapy. Extensive family mediation experience for the courts in custody and visitation cases in North Carolina and the city of Richmond. Listed as a roster mediator for child dependency cases in Virginia. Serve as a wellness instructor at the University of Richmond on healthy relationships and a Past-President of the Virginia Mediation Network.
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.