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ACPS Announces Amy Creed as Executive Director of Specialized Instruction

ACPS Announces Amy Creed as Executive Director of Specialized Instruction

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is proud to announce that Amy Creed will be the executive director of specialized instructional programs, effective April 1, 2024. She previously served in this role as the acting executive director. With Creed’s extensive background in special education, she is well-equipped to lead the Office of Specialized Instruction and contribute to its continued growth and success.

"Ms. Creed has a heart for all students and has an amazing capacity and ability for supporting and creating systems for students with disabilities and their families. She’s committed to ensuring that students with disabilities and their families are seen, heard, and empowered through the special education process,” said Executive Director of Instructional Support Carmen Sanders. “Due to her focus on developing special education teachers, principals, and assistant principals in the areas of specially designed instruction, we are thrilled to have her as a leader in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership!"

Creed was promoted to director of specialized instructional programs in August of 2023 and was responsible for assisting the executive director with planning, administering and directing the division's special education services. Her responsibilities also included managing program project plans, assisting with budget development and supervising assigned departmental personnel. Additionally, she coordinated with other departments in providing leadership, development and management of specialized instruction in schools.

Before serving as the acting executive director of specialized instruction, Creed had been the Office of Specialized Instruction’s coordinator of career and transition services since 2021. She also served as special education instructional specialist, team lead. Creed was the Central Office extended school year coordinator, an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher at T.C. Williams High School (now Alexandria City High School) and a teacher for students with disabilities at Francis C. Hammond Middle School and George Washington Middle School. Creed first came to ACPS in 2003.

Creed was also a teacher for students with disabilities at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, and a teacher’s assistant and one-to-one for students with emotional disabilities at The Children’s Guild in Baltimore, Maryland. Creed served as the education manager at Kaplan Educational Centers in Arlington, Virginia.

Creed earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from George Mason University and a Master of Arts in special education from The George Washington University. She has a certificate in education leadership from George Mason University. Creed has shared her expertise at conferences and received several awards for her work, including the WISE Gold Star Teacher for Economics and Personal Finance Award in 2015 and the Alexandria Commission for Women’s Salute to Women Making a Difference Award in 2014.

  • 2023-24
  • Leadership