Our staff is a group of talented education professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Staff members include certified teachers, educational consultants, music therapists, art therapists, and support staff.
Dr. Sparks has been the Education Director of the Richmond Hospital Education Program since 2007. Prior to that, he worked for the Virginia Department of Education as the State Coordinator for Alternate and Alternative Assessments for children in the Commonwealth of Virginia with disabilities.
A graduate of Regent University, Dr. Sparks holds his Doctorate of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Organizational Leadership (CAGS), and Masters in Special Education from Regent University and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University. Dr. Sparks professional interests include Special Education Law, Assistive Technology, and Organizational Leadership.
RHEP Program Leadership
Thom King has worked within the Hospital Education Program for over 30 years. Starting out as a classroom teacher at the downtown campus, he moved into a position as the Educational Consultant for the Child Neurology Clinic and eventually into his current position as an Assistant Director.
Thom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition and Music Therapy from Charleston Southern University and his Master of Education in Special Education from the College of Charleston. Thom's professional interests include autistic spectrum disorders and learning challenges associated with neurological disorders.