Special Services and Explorers

Special Education

Cassandra Brookman


Mrs. Brookman teaches Special Education at Callaghan. 

She began working at Callaghan in 1998 as a teacher’s assistant and began her teaching career in 2004. She has an Associates Degree in Education from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and a Bachelors Degree in History with a minor in Education from Mary Baldwin College. She is a fully certified teacher and is currently working on her Masters Degree for Exceptional Students, through Mary Baldwin.

She lives in the Covington area with her husband, Jeremy, two daughters; Alex and Chloe, and son, Sammy. In addition to the love of working with children, she is also an animal lover. She has a Chocolate Lab, Lilly, and a Boxer, Luke.



Tracey O'Connor


Mrs. O'Connor has taught at Callaghan since the fall of 1991. She has taught grade levels four through seven and currently teaches the gifted program.



She lives in Clifton Forge with her husband, Jeff, and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending Virginia Tech football games.