Director of Student Services

Director of Student Services


Mr. Josh Neighbors

Director of Student Services

434-946-9386 Ext 9559


Mr. Joshua Neighbors has served as the Director of Student Services since 2018. He began his career in education with Bedford County Schools, and served as an Instructional Assistant, Special Education Teacher, Autism Specialist and Secondary Special Education Lead Teacher before being appointed as the Supervisor of Secondary Special Education. Mr. Neighbors is a career special educator, and passionately advocates for the needs of students with disabilities. As Director of Student Services, he is charged with the supervision of IDEA, Section 504 and related programs, including the provision of appropriate services to all identified students in Amherst County aged two to twenty-one.

Mr. Neighbors earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Christopher Newport University. He completed his Masters in Special Education from Liberty University, and his Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech.

Mr. Neighbors is a native of Central Virginia, and currently resides in Bedford County with his wife, Rebecca, and three children.




The Student Services staff works to ensure that every child experiences success, every day. These professionals are committed to delivering the promise of the School Board's commitment to the academic, social, physical and emotional well-being and progress of each and every student in Amherst County.

Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) serves students with extraordinary talents and extraordinary needs. The professionals in the Student Services department address the physical health, psychological and social emotional needs of our students, while including and supporting their families. They deliver essential services with expertise, compassion and a commitment to positive results for each and every student, every day.

  • Ms. Libby Keesee
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Services


  • Mrs. Kelsey Dolan
    Student Services Administrative Assistant for Data and Communication

    P: 434-946-9341

  • Mrs. Beth Ann Childress
    Student Services Administrative Assistant of Eligibility

    P:434 -946-9390
    F:434- 946-9346