Exceptional Children

The Exceptional Children's Department offers services (e.g. speech, occupational therapy, resource, physical therapy, visual/hearing services, etc.) to eligible students identified under guidelines set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Services are provided by highly qualified and licensed teachers and related services staff in the least restrictive environment.

Parents and educators can begin the referral process to determine a student's eligibility for Exceptional Children's services by working with the student's home school Student Assistance Team. At the appropriate time and if needed, the Student Assistance Team will work with the school's Exceptional Children's department to obtain necessary testing and assessment. To review data, interventions, records and assessment results, an Individual Education Program (IEP) team (which includes the parent/guardian) will meet and make the final decision regarding a student's eligibility for services.

Tyrrell County Schools follows all state and federal laws and guidelines governing the delivery of Exceptional Children's services. For more information contact the principal at your child's school or the Exceptional Children's Department Director at 252-796-1121.

TCS Staff of Excellence

Cynthia W. Debreaux, EC Program Director, (252) 796-1121 ext. 408

Endia Yancey, EC Administrative Asst., (252) 796-1121

Tyrrell Elementary School: (252) 796-3881

Betty Rose, Teacher/Case Manager

Jeanette Collins, Teacher/Case Manager

Kim Sawyer, Instructional Assistant

Columbia Middle School: (252) 796-0369

Patsy Swain, Teacher/Case Manager

Brandi Ziegler, Teacher/Case Manager

Columbia High School: (252) 796-8161

Patsy Swain, Teacher/Case Manager

James Myrick, Teacher/Case Manager

Amanda Hall-Fleming, Teacher/Case Manager

Dondre Rome, Instructional Assistant

Support Staff:

Hilary Russell, Speech Pathologist

Cathy Hoggard, Occupational Therapist

Dr. Dean Mccall, Physical Therapist

Exceptional Children's Preschool Program

Dorinda Spruill, PK Teacher

Lisa Jensen, PK Teacher

Lynn Rose, PK Instructional Assistant

Mary Gibbs, PK Instructional Assistant

Deidre Clegg, PK Instructional Assistant

Michelle Jackson, PK Instructional Assistant

Informational Documents

PDF iconProject Child Find in English.pdf

PDF iconProject Child Find in Spanish.pdf

PDF iconFamily Guide to Early Childhood Outcomes.pdf

PDF iconDr. Notification to EC Preschool Program.pdf

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