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Bachelor of Arts in Multi-Categorical Special Education from Columbia College (2019) Experience In Academic Resource, Self-Contained, and SAS instruction. Read 2 Succeed Certification

Caitlin O'dell McCurry

My Professional Accomplishments  

  • Member of the Service Den 

My Professional Passions & Strengths 

  • Working collaboratively with others and boosting team morale. 
  • Acquiring evidence-based practices to meet diverse student needs. 
  • Lifelong learner focused on highly effective practices. 

My Personal Passions 

I grew up in Gaffney, SC next to the giant peachoid tower and moved to the Columbia area in 2015. I am an avid dog lover, and enjoy spending time with my dog Sam.  I enjoy football and baseball! I cheer for the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Braves every season. Spending time with my friends and family brings me the most joy. 

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B.A. Psychology - University of South Carolina

Robin Lang

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

My Professional Accomplishments

Experience: 3 yrs. Advocate at S.C. Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities

9yrs. Preschool Teacher at St. Stephens Preschool, Lexington, S.C.

This is my 3rd year at NPE- GO Lions!

My Professional Passions & Strengths 

  • I truly love interacting with the students everyday and watching them learn and grow!
  • I love being a part of a team and learning from and collaborating with my colleagues.
  • I strive to maintain a calm, positive, and encouraging outlook and demeanor. 

My Personal Passions 

I keep busy with my four teenagers and our menagerie of pets, which include 2 dogs, 2 cats, a ferret and a crested gecko. When not cheering on one of my children in their sports,  I love to read, garden, watch documentaries  and listen to music.  I have recently taken up Stand Up Paddleboarding and love being on Lake Murray. To me: “Life is more about the Journey than the Destination.” 

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AA in Early Childhood Ed from Notre Dame College, Manchester NH

Deb Churchill

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

My Professional Accomplishments

  • Experience:  15+ years as an IA, here in SC and in VT, in special education.
  • Starting my 5th year as an NPE Lion!

My Professional Passions & Strengths 

  • What you are great at: silly voices, different accents, singing, and finding the positive things in any situation
  • What you are learning: more about :myself, my family, autism,  how to better individualize/tailor instruction and how to develop strong coping skills
  • What is unique to you as a teacher: my zany sense of humor, flexibility, and genuine love for ALL children 

My Personal Passions 

-married to Mark for 29 years; two kids, Alyson (25) and Owen (22)

-moved to SC from Vermont in 2011;  winters are MUCH better here!

-the beach and Disneyworld are my favorite vacation spots

-I LOVE to sing; I often turn everyday tasks into silly songs; I also make up words, crashing 2 words together to create new ones like bump+accident=bumpcident

-football and hockey are my favorite sports; I pull for Carolina and all teams New Englandy (Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox)       

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Amy Sarp

Instructional Assistant

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Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Presbyterian College (1984) Masters of Education Degree from Furman University - Emphasis in Reading (1989)

Ellen Floyd

Instructional Assistant

My Professional Accomplishments

  • Taught at Midlands Center, Columbia, SC (1984 - 1987)
  • Taught in Greenville County School District (1987 - 1994)
  • Instructional Assistant with Lexington District One (2004 - Present) 
  • 20 + Years of Educational Experience

My Professional Passions & Strengths 

  • Reading Skills
  • Functional and Social Skills
  • Learning Strategies 
  • My Personal Passions 
  • I am married to William, husband of 35 years.  We have 3 children - Alex, Matthew (graduate of USC), and Rachel (graduate of Winthrop University).  We have a dog named Salkie, one turtle, and multiple fish. I love to read, play tennis, watch sports, go on trips with my family whether it is hiking in the National Parks, cruising on the big boats, or relaxing at the beach or on the lake.  I love spending time with my family, my extended family and friends.