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.
2023 Educator of ExcellenceBobbie Cumberworth was selected as the 2023 Educator of Excellence for Pitt County Schools and was recognized at the 72nd Conference on Exceptional Children at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC! Pitt County School Exceptional Childrens Department is proud to stand in support of you and all you do for your students! Congratulations!
You're a Big Dill!LEA's are required to report on 17 Indicators to the United States Office of Special Education. Indicator 11 measures the percent of children whose initial evaluations were completed within 90 days upon receipt of parental consent. The target for this indicator is 100% compliance. These schools had all of the required forms for the students who are eligible for special education services, thus meeting this target.They are BIG DILLS!
Assistive Technology TeamThe Assistive Technology Team presented to professionals around North Carolina as well as current East Carolina SLP, OT, and PT students at the 53rd Annual Meta Downes Speech-Language and Hearing Symposium on October 6, 2023! The team presented on low tech AAC/AT options and the importance of a multidisciplinary team. Thank you for representing Pitt County Schools!2024 NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the YearCongratulations to Ms. Camryn Story!
Ms. Story will represent PCS as the NCCAT-The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Beginning Teacher of the Year for 2024 in the Northeast Region. She is a 7th-grade exceptional children teacher in her second year of teaching at E. B. Aycock Middle School.2023 Educator of ExcellenceBobbie Cumberworth
This is Ms. Cumberworth’s 19th year in education and her 7th year at North Pitt High School as a teacher for students with Autism accessing the Extended Content Standards. When she joined Pitt County Schools, Ms Cumberworth advocated for an evidence-based curriculum and piloted this within her school prior to the district adopting it county wide. She has implemented effective behavior management strategies within her classroom and incorporates pre-employment skills to prepare students for after graduation. Ms. Cumberworth has students continue their education in our Project SEARCH program after graduation as a result of the pre-employment instruction she provides. She is a leader throughout the district and regularly attends all trainings for Autism as well as the Extended Content Standards.
Thank you, Ms. Cumberworth, for your dedication to the education of all students and congratulations on being the recipient of the Educator of Excellence Award for the 2023-2024 school yearWITN Teacher of the Week Congratulations to Robin Phillips, Ayden Grifton High School for being recognized as WITN's teacher of the week! Ms. Phillips loves to help her students grow academically and teach them valuable life skills. You can read the article and watch here