School Improvement Plan
School Improvement Team - Membership
Dr. Thea Wilson, Audiologist
Reid Ledbetter, CTE Teacher
BS- Agriculture Education, North Carolina State University
BS- Animal Science, North Carolina State University
MA- Agricultural Education, North Carolina State University
Honorary American FFA Degree
Arielle Pask, SLP
Jennifer Benarth, TA
It has been a little more than a year since I've joined NCSD family as a paraeducator. I am also an assistant coach for varsity girls basketball team and VEX robotics coach at NCSD. I am originally from Ohio and graduated from Ohio School for the Deaf. I have a huge deaf family, I am 5th of 6 deaf generation in my family. I am a mom of four awesome kids and a wife of NCSD alumnus. I am looking forward to working with the team to strive for the best for the students and staff of NCSD.
Dr. Gina Bailey, Parent
I am a Mama to three children, one of whom, is profoundly Deaf and I am the wife to a husband who is hard-of-hearing. I am a friend to many in the Deaf Community. I have a heart for Education, including Deaf Education. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, a Master’s degree in Communication, and a Ph.D in Education. I work in Special Education in our local school system and I am currently working to complete the requirements for my NC license in Special Education. This past year, I had the privilege to represent NCSD as a parent on the NC Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) committee. I am passionate about Deaf Education. I want to continue to learn more about Deaf Culture and Education because I know there’s always more to learn. I’m a proud Mama NCSD Bear!
Mark D. Patrick, School Director
Office Phone: 828-432-5215
Video Phone: 828-475-0538