Always Exceptional

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The Exceptional/Special Education program assists students with and without disabilities with their educational needs. We specialize in helping students reach their fullest potential and achieve academic success. Our focus is to make education fully inclusive so that all students receive a high quality/exceptional education.

In the Exceptional/Special Education program, our students receive assistance in all core subject areas. We also provide social skills, coping skills, and pre-vocational skills training, so that students will be able well prepared for life after high school. Our Pre-Vocational Skills class is structured around the 21 Work Place Readiness Skills that all students are required to demonstrate in the workplace. This class is also designed to prepare them to pass the Work Place Readiness Assessment, which is an Industry Certification Requirement for graduation.

We are proud to be ALWAYS EXCEPTIONAL!


I am a veteran special education teacher with over 20 years experience with working with students with disabilities. I work inclusively with the English Department at Surry County High School. I received my bachelor's degree in English from Longwood University, my certification in special education from Old Dominion University, and my master's in Educational Leadership from Regent University.

Favorite Quote and Words I Live By

"If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody he’s traveling wrong, then my living will not be in vain." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.