Exceptional Children

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    The Guilford County Schools' Exceptional Children Services works as a collaborative team to serve and advocate for students with disabilities through the provision of personalized instruction in the least restrictive environment in order for students to develop cognitively, socially, vocationally and emotionally. 

     Exceptional Children Services, also called special education, is defined as:

    • Specially designed instruction designed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability
    • Access to the general curriculum and intervention programs are designed to provide maximum opportunities for instruction in the general education setting.
    • Full continuum of service
    • Curriculum driven instruction using the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the North Carolina Extended Content Standards
    • Related services that include but are not limited to speech, occupational and physical therapy


Contact Us

  • 134 Franklin Boulevard
    Greensboro, NC 27401

    Phone: (336) 370-2323
    Fax: (336) 370-2326

    Dr. Kimberly Steinke
    Assistant Superintendent
    Exceptional Children Services

    Tara Santiago
    Director EC Secondary School Support

    • Kristy Peralta
      EC Secondary Support Supervisor

    Fonda Curtis
    Director EC Elementary School Support

    • Stephanie Ruffin
      EC Elementary Support Supervisor

    Exceptional Children Preschool Services (EC PreK)

    1401 Summit Avenue
    Greensboro, NC 27405

    Phone: (336) 294-7473 
    Fax: 336-378-4445

    Debika Dillard, Director of EC PreK

  • The EC Parent Liaison is available to answer questions and help parents navigate Guilford County Schools and the special education process.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jacqui Hawkins at 336-370-8355 or hawkinj@gcsnc.com


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