COMPLIANCE SPECIALISTS- Who you contact for EC Records! 

        The Exceptional Children's Compliance team is comprised of three Compliance Specialists who  serve several schools each. They work with the EC Teachers, ensuring that all records comply with federal and state guidelines and laws. Additionally, these Compliance Specialists administer educational assessments to our students. Their school assignments are as follows:

                                            Sally Cannon (sally.cannon@yadkin.k12.nc.us) - Courtney, Forbush ES, West Yadkin, Yadkinville, and Yadkin Early College
                                                        Taylor Vestal (taylor.vestal@yadkin.k12.nc.us)- Boonville, Jonesville, Starmount HS, Starmount MS
Tonya Wall (tonya.wall@yadkin.k12.nc.us)- East Bend, Fall Creek, Forbush MS, Forbush HS, and Yadkin Success Academy

EC Dept. Staff at the Central Office

        Kristi Luffman Gaddis serves as Executive Director of Student Services which is comprised of the following: EC Director, MTSS Co-Chair, and 504 Coordinator. She also oversees the following staff and departments: School Nurses, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists.  She also serves as Drop Out Prevention Coordinator and administers the Foreign Exchange Program.

        Mrs. Gaddis received her undergraduate degree at NC State University and was a Child Welfare Scholar. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from UNC Charlotte in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Special Education. In 2008, she received her National Board certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist: Early childhood through young adulthood. In 2010, she graduated from ASU with her Masters in School Administration. She has worked in the Yadkin County School system since 2002.

        Mrs. Gaddis has been married since 2007 to her husband Taylor, who also works in our school system. They have a 6 year old son, Wyatt, and a daughter, Hadley, born in October of 2014.

     Rhonda Cleary is the Exceptional Children's Program Specialist and the district's Homeless Liaison.    Mrs. Cleary has worked for Yadkin County School system since 1998.  She has her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Greensboro College and her Master's degree in Reading from ASU.  

     Mrs. Cleary lives in the Courtney community with her husband, Chad, and her three children, Kacey (15), Matthew (10), and Luke (4).  

        Mrs. Garrett is the Exceptional Children's Dept. Data Manager. Having worked in Wilkes County Schools since 2000, she transferred to Yadkin County Schools in 2010. She manages the EC student data, submits state reports pertaining to it, among other things.

        Mrs. Garrett lives with her husband, Charles - also a Yadkin County Schools employee - and has four grown children and three grandchildren.  She enjoys her family, her church, and making greeting cards, as well as soaps and other mostly natural bath and body products.


        Mrs. Wagoner serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Exceptional Children's Department. In that capacity, she handles staff matters, purchase orders, and invoices, among many other duties.

        Mrs. Wagoner lives with her husband Ronald, also a Yadkin County Schools employee, as well as son Ayden, 12, and daughter Ayda, 4. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, cooking, and being a mom.