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North Carolina Early Learning Sensory Support Program

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Department of Public Instruction, Office of Early Learning, Sensory Support Program for the Visually and Hearing Impaired

The North Carolina Early Learning Sensory Support Program for the Visually Impaired (NC-ELSSP-VI)

Bethany Mayo, Director

Mailing Address: 6371 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699

ELSSP-VI Leadership Team

ELSSP-VI Staff

Lori Bartram, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Western Region


Fax: 828-348-8627

Karen Beijer, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Western Region


Fax: 828-883-4834

Vanessa Bishop, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southeast Region

Malikata Blakey, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

North Central Region


Fax: 919-657-9229

Lori Blaney-Persinger, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

North Central Region


Fax: 919-657-9229

Heather Bradford, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southwest and Northwest Regions


Fax: 704-705-2402

Pam Bye, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central and Northwest Regions


Fax: 866-500-8495

Sue Caruso, Occupational Therapist

Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Sandhills/South Central, Piedmont-Triad/Central Regions


Fax: 919-733-1873

Hitty Chiott, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region


Fax: 336-419-4710

Rhonda Coley, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southwest & Northwest Regions


Fax: 704-279-8082

Deidre Dorsey, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

North Central Region


Fax: 919-590-1635

Andi Finney-Ratliff, Teacher of the Visually Impiared

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region


Fax: 1-336-450-4055

Joy Fleming, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southwest Region

Bonnie Galarde, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southwest Region


Fax: 704-843-0618

Debra Graham, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Sandhills/South Central Region

Maryam Griffin, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

North Central Region

Karen Huffman, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southwest Region


Fax: 980-343-1437

Nancy Kirby-Sauls, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Northeast, Southeast, Sandhills/South Central, North Central Regions


Fax: 919-590-1611

Carrie Ledford, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Western Region


Fax 828-538-4130

Megan Libby, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Northwest & Western Regions


Fax: 919-230-9136

Marigail Matthijs, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Northeast & North Central Regions


Fax: 252-439-1805

Shonda Page, Occupational Therapist

Southwest, Northwest, & Western Regions


Fax: 828-372-0071

Paula Roten, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Northwest Region


Fax: 888-975-1993

Kathy Russell, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southeast & Sandhills/South Central Regions


Fax: 844-308-8892

Kim Sawyer, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Northeast, Southeast & North Central Regions


Fax: 877-789-6339

Beth Shaw, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region


Fax: 844-788-9992

Jennifer Simmons, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region

Ambra Spry, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Northwest Region

Christina Tuton, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southeast & Sandhills/South Central Regions


Fax: 336-450-4071

Angel Wallace, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Southeast Region


Fax: 877-762-3524

Maureen Walsh, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Sandhills/South Central Region

Annette Zaiontz, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Sandhills/South Central, Piedmont-Triad/Central & Southwest Regions

ELSSP-HI Staff

ELSSP-HI Leadership Team

Kristin Alapisco, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Northwest Region

Fax: 888-295-8977

Renee Barnes, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

North Central Region

Fax: 252-234-7462

Valerie Best, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southeast Region

Cindy Boyd, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southeast Region

Fax: 800-828-1792

Andrea Cagle, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region

Jenni Campagna, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

Fax: 1-704-625-7426

Preston Collins, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

E-Fax: 704-973-9745

Heather Conway, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Northeast Region

Roxanne Falls, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

E-Fax: 704-919-5444

Sara Gibson, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

North Central Region

Elizabeth Hopkins, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

Fax: 980-245-7787

Meg Locklear, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Sandhills/South Central Region

Fax: 866-481-6781

Neena Malosky, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region

Fax: 336-232-9332

Alison McKown, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southeast Region

Fax: 888-295-8977

Sharon Moore, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Sandhills/South Central Region

Emily Orman, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region

Fax: 336-458-5869

Anna Ownbey, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Western Region

Fax: 828-214-5648

Wanda Pendergrass, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

Fax: 704-969-4398

Stacie Polk, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

North Central Region



Fax: 252-565-0176

Emily Reeves, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Northwest Region

Office Phone: 336-223-5616

Fax:336-232-1655

Donna Snipes, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

North Central Region

Office: 919-575-3371

Fax: 919-575-3015

Kristen Steele, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

Fax: 1-980-231-1975

Lucia Sumner, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Southwest Region

Fax: 704-973-0073

Cindy Tedder, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region

Fax: 336-905-7455

Beth Whitfield, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Piedmont-Triad/Central Region

Mary Lou Wright, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Western Region

Fax: 828-475-1334

Interpreters/Translators

Maria Cobeo, Interpreter/Translator

Serves the Piedmont-Triad and Sandhills Regions


Fax: 919-733-1873

Nancy Collado, Interpreter/Translator

Serves the North Central, Southeast and Northeast Regions

Fax: 252-234-7462

Gilbert Medina, Interpreter/Translator

Serves the Western, Northwest and Southwest Regions