The Special Children's School - 4505 Shattalon Drive

    Acevedo, Desiree

    Teacher Assistant, EC Functional Primary

      Armistead, Jill

      Speech Therapist

        Battle, Sakeya

        Teacher Assistant, EC Functional Primary

        Bines, Sylvia

        Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

        Bodziony-Orner, Winter

        Lead Secretary

        Winter Bodziony-Orner has been working for WS/FCS since 2006. She has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources.

        Brown, Shannon M.

        Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

        Shannon M. Brown has been employed at The Special Children’s School since 2000. Shannon says she really enjoys working with such a special group of children and their families!

          Bush, Candy

          Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

          Campbell, Katherine

          EC Case Manager

          Katherine Campbell has called The Children’s Center her home since 2002. She has both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Salem College. She is also Nationally Board Certified in Special Education.

            Capps, Lisa

            Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

            Chavis, Joseph

            Teacher, EC Preschool

            Church, Stacey

            Teacher, EC Preschool

              Dale, Brandy

              Teacher, EC Preschool

                Denton, Staci


                  Ellis, Crystal

                  Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                  Every, James

                  Physical Therapist

                    Gatling, Sonya

                    Teacher, EC Preschool

                    Sonya teaches the 4-5 year old EC Pre-Kindergarten class. She is originally from Ahoskie, NC and received her BA from Fayetteville State University and Masters in Education with a concentration in Special Education at Cambridge College in Augusta GA. Sonya is passionate about helping others and loves working with her students.

                      Gibbons, Keziah

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Grubbs, Sheri

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Haizlip, Pia

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Pia Haizlip has worked at The Special Children’s School since 2001. Pia earned her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Forsyth Technical Community College in December 2015.

                      Harley, LaSahara

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Hawks, Jack

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Holmes, Joyce Marie

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Joyce Holmes joined The Special Children’s School family as a Teacher Assistant in 1991.

                      Hunter, Kristel

                      Teacher, Kindergarten

                      Kristel is the typical kindergarten teacher at The Special Children’s School. She loves all of the new experiences that happen in kindergarten from the first day of school to learning to read, write, add and subtract. Kristel partners with parents and families to ensure her students first year of school is a success. She feels privileged to be at TSCS with a small class size that allows her students to have individualized instruction. This is her second year teaching kindergarten with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. She holds a B.A. from Salem College (Teaching, Schools, and Society with a concentration in Advocacy) and a NC license for Kindergarten -6th grade. Kristel loves hiking with her dog Lilly and spending time with her niece Madilyn, and nephews Hunter, Hudson, and Brody.

                      Hutchins, Barbara Martin

                      Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                      Barbara Hutchins has been with the Special Children’s School for twelve years. She has worked with children of many different ages. She enjoys her job very much and especially loves working with children. Barbara has six grandchildren, so it is not often that she doesn’t have children around her. When she has a few extra minutes, she enjoys reading.

                      Jackson, Darlene B.

                      Teacher, EC Preschool

                      Darlene Jackson obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education/Learning Disabilities (K-12) from Winston-Salem State University, Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from Colorado Technical University, and B-K certification from WSSU. Darlene has worked in the field of education for 24 years.

                      Knowles, Brenda

                      Teacher, EC Preschool

                      Brenda Knowles is a graduate of UNCG with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Brenda has been teaching at the Special Children’s School for 15 years.

                      Lee, Rita

                      Adaptive PE Teacher

                      Manning, Jennifer

                      Horticultural Therapist

                      McBurney, Edith

                       Speech/Language Pathologist

                      Edith McBurney came to The Special Children’s School in 2012 and has 33 years of experience working with pediatric speech and language disorders.  She has worked in clinic, hospital and school settings in Kentucky, North Carolina and Wisconsin.  She holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Northwestern University in Speech Pathology.  Areas of expertise include augmentative communication, apraxia of speech, autism, and oral motor/feeding disorders.  She is Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment certified and has had RESNA certification.  In recent years, Edith has presented for parents and professionals in feeding, iPad use in preschools, and early communication development.

                        McCarthy, Sarah

                        School Nurse

                          McDuffie, Stefany

                          Teacher Assistant, EC Functional Primary

                          Mitchell, Joanie

                          Occupational Therapist

                          Moore, Cathy

                          Music Teacher

                            Parker, Dailey

                            Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                            Rath, Kelly

                            Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                            Reynolds, Jill

                            Teacher, EC Prechool

                              Reynolds, San

                              Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                                Townes, Renatta

                                Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                                Walser, Marie

                                Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool  

                                Marie Walser holds a degree in Elementary Education. She joined The Special Children’s School family in 2013.

                                Warren, Karen

                                Curriculum Coordinator

                                Karen Warren is the Curriculum Coordinator at The Special Children’s School and The Children’s Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Elementary Education in 1998.  She added on Birth through Kindergarten teacher licensure at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001. In 2007, Karen received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem College. She joined The Special Children’s School family in 1999.  Karen is married and has 2 daughters.

                                  Webb, Joshua

                                  Teacher Assistant, EC Functional Primary

                                    Whitaker, Cheryl

                                    Teacher, EC Functional Primary

                                    Cheryl received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in music and history and taught middle school (grades 6-8) for seven years at a private school. While teaching, she completed her Master’s degree in education and added her principal’s license. In 2008, she accepted a position as a principal at a private school and remained there until her move to North Carolina in 2011. Cheryl added the area of special needs to her license because she fell in love with the special schools here in Forsyth County. She accepted a position at Carter High School in 2013, where she taught severe and profound high school students for 3 years before joining the Special Children’s School family.

                                    White, Misty

                                    Teacher Assistant, EC Preschool

                                    Wise, Mary

                                    Teacher, EC Preschool


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