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.
Exceptional Children's Opener 2018-19
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 School Duel Champs
Check it out! Ayden Middle School STEM class builds beeping eggs for our visually impaired students to particpate in an egg hunt at Wintergreen Elementary school!
1717 West Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27834
Fax: 252-830-4290Virginia GaynorDirector252.695.7989Felicia PhillipsAdministrative Assistant252.830.4272Cindy CozartBookkeeper252.830.3592Charlene KnoxPreschool Coordinator252.758.4621Tracy HopkinsAutism Specialist252.830.3514Sherri Satonick
Preschool Program Specialist
252.830.3560Mary PeeleK-12 Instructional Coordinator252.830.3517Amy NealK-8 Program Specialist252.830.3513Please contact Sarah Hutton and Alice LenkerMiddle School/High School Program Specialist252.695.7969Dawn HesterCoordinator of Special Programs and Alpha CenterCher BasnightBehavior LiaisonAngela Suggs
Alpha Program Administrative Assistant
252.830.3564Patricia CannonLead Psychologist252.830.3551Vicki FulfordCECAS Coordinator252.695.7965Rhonda Joyner, Ms., CCC-AEducational Audiologist252.830.3563Shelia StaffelbachLead Speech-Language Pathologist252.695.7974Karen PooleLead Physical TherapistJoi HadnottLead Occupational TherapistRobin BlivenLead DHH/VI
Exceptional Student Spotlight
Hunter Outland presented to a group of staff at a workshop regarding students with autism and behaviors sometimes associated with autism. He spoke about himself, the behaviors he had and how he has overcome them. Thanks, Hunter for sharing your story!
2019 Incredible ECU Women Award Recipient
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Virginia Gaynor, Director of Exceptional Children, on receiving the 2019 Incredible ECU Women Award! The Women's Roundtable acknowledges the contributions of women to East Carolina University's legacy and encourages new levels of commitment by women to the university's future.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is holding public forums June 20-July 25th in various locations regarding proposed changes for the Autism Spectrum Disorder identification. Please see notice below for more information, dates and locations.
Special Recognition's 2018-2019
We would like to recognize some of our educators on their accomplishments this year:
Passed the Praxis test:Krista May - HBSChristine Galvadore - PactolusSkyler Sunquist - DHCAlecia Polley - AESCompleted Master's Degree:Cherry Barrett - RWEJessica Harrison - DHCLauren Ball - AGCAshleigh Wilson-Miles - SCHSRetiring this year:Julia Brickhouse - 26yrsEllen Moore - 22yrs
Congratulations to Michele Mazey, PCS Adapted Physical Educator, on being presented with the Civitan Servant's Heart Award on April 15th, 2019 by the Winterville Civitan Club. This award is part of a global awareness project honoring those who work with individuals with disabilities. Thank you, Michele, for your work in the community!