Exceptional Children's Department
The Exceptional Children's Department Program of services and staff commits to providing specially designed instruction with fidelity and evidenced based practices to students with disabilities with IEP's enrolled in Pitt County Schools in the least restrictive educational environment.
Latest Guidance from NCDHHS, NCDPI and NCSBE for Reopening Schools
With many questions regarding the reopening of school, please know we are working as quickly as we can, with the guidance we have been given, to get the information out to you in a timely manner. Please refer to the following links to view and familiarize yourself with the guidance school systems have been given regarding reopening of schools. Check your email often for regular updates regarding the Road to Reopening throughout the summer.
1717 West Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27834
Fax: 252-830-4290Virginia GaynorDirector252.695.7989Dawn HesterAssistant Director and Coordinator of Special Programs and Alpha Center252.830.3588Felicia PhillipsAdministrative Assistant252.830.4272Cindy CozartBookkeeper252.830.3592Charlene KnoxPreschool Coordinator252.695.7924Sherri Satonick
Preschool Program Specialist
252.830.3560Mary PeeleK-12 Instructional Coordinator252.830.3517Amanda WiggsInstructional Specialist252.320.8732Natalie RobersonK-8 Program Specialist252.830.3513Aaron Speas6-8 Program Specialist252.558.27499-12 Program Specialist/Transition252.695.7969Cher KrajewskiBehavior Liaison252.830.3581Angela Suggs
Alpha Program Administrative Assistant
252.830.3564Terri Avin or Keely Spruill (Interim Co-Leads)PsychologyAndrew CoffenberryECATS Data Manager252.695.7965Rhonda JoynerEducational Audiologist252.830.3563Shelia StaffelbachCoordinator of Support and Related Services andLead Speech Language Pathologist252.695.7974Joi HadnottCoordinator of Specialized Programs, Unique Mealtime Needs andLead Occupational Therapist252.830.3557Karen PooleLead Physical Therapist252.695.7964Robin BlivenLead DHHMichele MazeyLead APE
Good Things in Our District
Educator of Excellence 2020-2021
Please join us in congratulating Karen Poole, Lead Physical Therapist, as Pitt County Schools Exceptional Children's Department Educator of Excellence for the 2020-2021 school year! Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment to our students!
Teacher of the Year 2020-2021
We are so proud of our special educators who have been recognized as Teachers of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year! Congratulations to Kate Egan at Wintergreen Intermediate and Meredith Black at Wahl Coates Elementary!
Students with Unique Mealtime Needs
The Department of School Nutrition and Exceptional Children are updating their information for the upcoming 20-21 school year.
For students who are transitioning to a new school, we ask that you update your child's Medical Statement form so that we have the most update to date information.For students who have a Medical Statement/Medical Diet order on file and this form is over 2 years old or the information has changed, we also ask that you update this form with your child's medical provider.
Meal Locator Text Service
NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Department of Health and Human Services wants to make sure no child 18 years or younger goes without food during these unprecendented times. Please text FOODNC to 877-877 or en espanol COMIDA to 877-877 to locate nearby sites for free meals.
Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care
If you are an essential worker and are in need of emergency child care due to the COVID-19 closures, there are many resources available. Please call hotline 1-888-600-1685
Please also see link below for more information and application process
Virtual Learning for our students with IEPs began March 30, 2020. The following resources are available for students, parents and teachers: PCS EC Department webpage, google Shared Drive entitled "Virtual Learning" for SPED staff, EC Facebook PCS EC Instruction(see link below). These resources have been developed by EC district staff and various teachers within the district.
NC DPI Supplemental Optional Resources for Remote Learning
NC DPI has a wonderful resource available for our students with disabilities for supplemental optional remote learning. You can access it at the link below.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has created a listserv to give you the most up to date information! You have to sign up to receive the emails. Please see the following attachments from information on how to sign up and more about this new resource!