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Exceptional Children's Program

Mission Statement

 Assure that students with disabilities develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education in the least restrictive environment.

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The Exceptional Children's Department Team

Department Phone Number: (919) 693-1103

Team Member Email and Phone Extension

Melanie P Hester

Senior Director (Interim)

hesterm@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101269

Hattie Mathis Yates

Administrative Specialist

alexanderh@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101268

Charlesetta Cheatham-Smith

Financial Analyst

cheathamc@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101875

Donna Bowling-Critcher

Program Specialist

critcherd@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101271

Robynne Williams

Compliance Specialist

williamsrf@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101248

Chenita Roberts

Preschool Specialist

robertsc@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101290

Will Paul

Behavior Liaison/PBIS

paulwt@gcs.k12.nc.us

Phone Ext: 101247

Melanie Burnette

Medicaid Specialist

burnettemb@gcs.k12.nc.us