ESDB ADVISORY COUNCIL

 Each ESDB school has its own advisory council that reports to the State Board of Education per SBE policy ADVS 007.

 Each Advisory Council:

  1. Meets regularly to advise the State Board of Education regarding all aspects of school operations (day and residential programs), including timelines, standards, and criteria, and other matters as designated by the State Board of Education
  2. Reviews and makes recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding development policies, personnel matters, student life and conduct, curriculum, finances, and other matters as designated by the State Board of Education


Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council

COUNCIL MEMBER NAME COUNCIL MEMBER BACKGROUND ROLE ON THE COUNCIL
Hal Wayne Wright, Chair Retired Teacher and Principal of ENCSD Individual from the deaf community
Robert Sidney Boyette Jr. Retired Assistant Director of the Div. of State Historic Sites, Archives and History, NC Dept. of Cultural Resources; Currently on the Wilson Board of Commissioners Individual from the county in which the school is located
Lewellyn W. Jones Retired teacher Assistant Principal/Principal, Deafblind Children’s Specialist; Currently teacher for the visually impaired for Wilson County Schools Individual from special education
Djenne-Amal Morris Parent Educator/Training Coordinator for BEGINNNGS (a program for parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing) Member at large
Gary W. Farmer, Vice-Chair Retired teacher, Dean of Students; Currently on the Wilson County School Board Member representing a local school district


North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council

COUNCIL MEMBER NAME COUNCIL MEMBER BACKGROUND ROLE ON THE COUNCIL
Tammie Evans NCSD Class of 1991; Parent of two NCSD students in middle and high school, President of NCSD PSO Individual from the deaf community
Jim Burnett, Ed.D. Retired (7/31/14) President of Western Piedmont Community College where he served 7 years as VP and 8 ½ years as President; Celebrated WPCC 50th Anniversary in 2014 Individual from the county in which the school is located
Ann Hayes Aldridge, M.S. Chair Retired NCSD Education Director; Master of Science in Special Education with concentration in Deaf Education; Bachelor of Science with concentration in Mental Retardation Individual from special education
Alvin C. Proffit, Ed. D Vice-Chair Appalachian State University Associate Professor in Education Administration; Former Superintendent of Schools in West Virginia and Virginia Member at large
Heather Mullins, Ed. D. Chief Academic Officer, Newton-Conover Schools; Former DPI Professional Development Regional Consultant; Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University Member representing a local school district


Governor Morehead School for the Blind Advisory Council

COUNCIL MEMBER NAME COUNCIL MEMBER BACKGROUND ROLE ON THE COUNCIL
Ed Summers, Chair Senior Manager, Accessibility and Applied Assistive Technology at SAS Institute, Inc. Individual from the blind community
Isaac Porter, M.D. Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society Individual from the county in which the school is located
Annette Vinding Teacher of Visually Impaired: 35 years of service to students with visual impairments from birth to age 21 and their families. Individual from special education
Rachel Martinez Teacher of Visually Impaired: Spanish K-12 Member at large
Donna Permar Staff Assistant for Medical Intensive Care Unit at Duke Medical Center. Member representing a local school district