|Nancy Johnsen| e-mail|
Nancy Johnsen joined the
CFCI Administrative team in 2008 and came to CFCI with a 10 year background in
the administration of programs for students with disabilities. A graduate of
the University of Maryland, Mrs. Johnsen obtained her MEd and EdS degrees from
the University of West Georgia in Carrolton, GA earning dual areas of licensure
in Learning Disabilities and Severe Emotional Disturbance.
A trainer and speaker focusing on best practices in the instruction of
children with disabilities and the crisis management of students with severe
behavioral disabilities, she has served as a Senior Trainer with Life Space
Crisis Intervention and is currently a Training Associate with the Center for
Teacher Effectiveness. Mrs. Johnsen lives with her husband in Southport, has
two grown sons, loves to spend time working with children and youth in her
church and enjoys time traveling and being with family.
|Evelyn Albright| e-mail|
Ms. Albright is a teacher in our Exceptional Children’s department and has been working with special populations since 1972. . She is proud to have recently served as a People to People International Ambassador for Special Needs traveling with a team of educators from North America and Quatar to the US-Egypt Education Forum in Cairo, Egypt. It is her intention to continue a global journey, seeking to improve the education and humanity for all special needs populations both here and abroad.
|Pauline Piner| e-mail|
Pauline Piner came to North Carolina in 1988 as an Exceptional Children's teacher at Camp LeJeune Dependents' Schools. She became trained in the Orton-Gillingham method and became a member of the North Carolina Board of International Dyslexia Association for three years.
Pauline is currently teaching at CFCI as an Exceptional Children's teacher for grades K-8 specializing in reading. In 2008, she received licensure in Birth through Preschool and earned national board certification in 2010. In 2011, she earned licensure in Middle School English Language Arts.
In her spare time, Pauline loves to travel with her husband, Stuart. She also loves spending time with family especially her grandchildren, Hunter and Halle.
|Lori Benazzi| e-mail|
Lori Benazzi and her husband James moved to Wilmington in June 2008. She relocated from her hometown of Glen Cove, New York. Lori attended Long Island University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s degree in Special Education.
Lori taught in New York for four years at the fourth grade level. When arriving in Wilmington she accepted a position at CFCI as one of the fourth grade teachers. After experiencing an amazing first year at this school, Lori decided to utilize her Master’s degree and accept a position as an Exceptional Children’s Teacher. She is very proud to be a part of the loving and supportive CFCI community.
|Kelly Dodd| e-mail|
Kelly Dodd is orignally from Chicago, Illinois but moved to Apex, North Carolina in 2002. She moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW where she receieved a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education as well as her Elementary Education license. She also played soccer for UNCW and enjoyed the challenges of being a college athlete. Kelly was fortunate enough to complete her student teaching at CFCI, with Lori Benazzi, in the Spring of 2012. She is thrilled to return to the CFCI community as an Exceptional Children’s teacher. In her spare time Kelly loves spending time with her three siblings, including her twin sister.