Exceptional Children Director
Born and raised on the coast of North Carolina, Connie received her undergraduate degree in education from East Carolina University. While during her undergraduate studies, she did an internship at the Howell Center in Greenville, NC which is an immediate care residential facility for infants and children who are medically fragile with intellectual disabilities and require 24/7 care. It was during this time her passion for special education began.
Connie spent the first 10 years of her career teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grade. Then she went back to grad school and became certified in special education. Connie taught special education across all grade levels and worked specifically with students with emotional disabilities. Connie received her master’s in administration from Appalachian University and for the past 18 years, she has served in an administrative role of special education.
She and her husband have lived in Brevard for the past 10 years and enjoy hiking with their Siberian Husky, Derby, and kayaking and paddleboarding on the lake.