It is our goal to have every parent feel comfortable as part of the team that makes decisions about their child's education.
  • If you have questions, start by asking your child's teacher. 
  • If you need more information and it is a school issue, talk with the principal. 
  • If you need more information for an EC concern, speak with your school's EC Facilitator. 
Below are the names of the EC staff members serving your child.


Central Office:
Director:  Shannon O. White, Ph.D., NBCT 
     Email:  shannon_white@pender.k12.nc.us

Administrative Assistant:  Robin Patrick   
     Email: crystal_patrick@pender.k12.nc.us 

Program Specialist: Summer Mills        
     Email: summer_mills@pender.k12.nc.us      

Preschool Program Specialist: Kate Ray      
     Email: katherine_ray@pender.k12.nc.us

Coordinator - Elementary: Julie Ather
     Email: julie_ather@pender.k12.nc.us

Coordinator - Secondary:  Elizabeth Behr
Transition Coordinator:  Janice Aldret     

Behavior Coordinator:  Emily Bell
     Email: emily_bell@pender.k12.nc.us

Curriculum Specialist - Elementary:         
     Email: 

Curriculum Specialist - Secondary: Jennifer Clifton      

Parent Liaison:   Brittney McDaniel-Bias
     Email: 
brittney_mcdaniel@pender.k12.nc.us



Facilitators:

Preschool:  Susan Harris:      
     Email: susan_harris@pender.k12.nc.us

Burgaw Elementary:  TBD
     Email: 

Burgaw Middle:       Amberli Gough             
     Email:  amberli_gough@pender.k12.nc.us

Cape Fear Elementary:                
    Email:  
 
 
Cape Fear Middle:   Amy Johnson 
     Email:  amy_johnson@pender.k12.nc.us

Heide Trask High:      
     Email:  

Malpass Corner Elementary:  Caroline Nicholaides  
     Email: caroline_nicholaides@pender.k12.nc.us

North Topsail Elementary:   Allyson Ellsworth
     Email:  allyson_ellsworth@pender.k12.nc.us

Pender Early College:  
     Email: 

Pender High -  Grades 9 & 10:                    
     Email: 
              Grades 11 & 12:  Cheryl Jarman 
     Email:   cheryl_jarman@pender.k12.nc.us

Penderlea:   
     Email: 

Rocky Point Elementary: Sheryl McFadden    
     Email:   sheryl_mcfadden@pender.k12.nc.us

South Topsail Elementary:  Kim Zondlo 

Surf City Elementary 
      Email: 

Topsail Elementary:  Kelly Sheehan
     Email:
 kelly_sheehan@pender.k12.nc.us

Topsail High:  
     Email: 

Topsail Middle:  Kimberly Irons
     Email: kimberly_irons@pender.k12.nc.us

West Pender Middle:                     
     Email:   
           



We are here for you

EC Office Contact Information: 
925 PENDERLEA HWY, BURGAW, NC 28425
PHONE: (910)259-2187
FAX: (910)259-0133

Related Service Providers, by School:
       Call the school to contact the providers.

Burgaw Elementary
    Speech Pathologists        -Allison Eason                                                             Occupational Therapist       -Amanda Fortier
    School Psychologist         -Kat Gallant

Burgaw Middle
    Speech Pathologist          -Allison Eason
    Occupational Therapist    -Amanda Fortier
    School Psychologist         -Kat Gallant

Cape Fear Elementary
    Speech Pathologist           -Lindsey McCormick
    Occupational Therapists   -TBD                                      
    School Psychologist         -Paula Smith

Cape Fear Middle
    Speech Pathologist           -Lindsey McCormick
    Occupational Therapist    -TBD
    School Psychologist         -Paula Smith

Heide Trask High
    Speech Pathologist          -Allison Eason
    Occupational Therapists  -TBD
    School Psychologist         -Kat Gallant

Malpass Corner Elementary
    Speech Pathologists        -Theresa Felton
                                             -Lindsay Tarrant 
    Occupational Therapists  -TBD
    School Psychologist         -Jill McMurray

North Topsail Elementary
    Speech Pathologist          -Giuliana Cofone
    Occupational Therapists  -Shelly Stein
                                                  -Kelly Linville/COTA
    School Psychologist         -Susan Atkinson

Pender Early College

Pender High
    Speech Pathologists       -Alisa Fussell
    Occupational Therapist   -TBD      
    School Psychologist        -Jill McMurray

Penderlea
    Speech Pathologist         -Alisa Fussell
    Occupational Therapist   -Amanda Fortier
    School Psychologist        -Jill McCarthy

Rocky Point Elementary
    Speech Pathologist         -Jennifer Bethell
    Occupational Therapists -TBD
    School Psychologist        -Paula Smith

South Topsail Elementary
    Speech Pathologist         -Chris Bonifacio
    Occupational Therapists -Shelly Stein
    School Psychologists      -Heather Holston

Surf City Elementary

Topsail Elementary
    Speech Pathologist          -Susan Gislason
                                                 -Sharon Gainey (SLPA)
    Occupational Therapist   -Tami Furgurson
    School Psychologist        -Heather Holston

Topsail High
    Speech Pathologist          -Chris Bonifacio
    Occupational Therapist    -Shelly Stein
    School Psychologist         -Heather Holston                      
Topsail Middle
    Speech Pathologist          -Susan Gislason
                                                  -Sharon Gainey (SLPA)  
    Occupational Therapists  -Shelly Stein
                                                  -Kelly Linville/COTA 
    School Psychologist         -Paula Smith        

West Pender Middle
    Speech Pathologist          -Alisa Fussell
    Occupational Therapist    -
    School Psychologist         -Katherine Gallant
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Cape Fear Community College - Pre-K

Pender High School - Pre-K