Stacy Branning-EC Teacher (236-9441 ext. 234)
I started my teaching career in Charlotte NC in 2003 where I worked with students with disabilities in the classroom and out in the community. I moved to Asheville in 2007 where I worked at Asheville Middle School until moving over to Francine Delany in January 2011. I completed my undergraduate studies in Social Work from Humboldt State Unversity in Arcata, California and completed my Special Education Licensure from UNCC in 2005. I am happy to be a part of the FDNSC Community.
Kelsey Goss – EC teacher (236-9441 ext. 231)
I began teaching in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York. I received my BA from Wesleyan University and my MS in Special Education from Bank Street College. In addition to my experience as a special education teacher, I have experience as a general education teacher and reading specialist. I moved to Asheville in 2007 and began teaching at FDNSC in 2008. I completed my National Board certification in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy in 2012.
Michael Grandis – School Psychologist
Melodie Meadows – Speech/Language Therapist
Ariane Piercy – Occupational Therapist
Handbook on Parents’ Rights – This handbook will help you understand the legal rights provided for you and your child with a disability.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Exceptional Children Division — The State Board of Education site provides links to Exceptional Children policies, parent resources, DPI staff, etc.
ECAC: Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center – ECAC is a private non-profit parent organization that provides information, education, outreach, and support to families across the state of North Carolina.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – NICHCY acts as a source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. This site also provides easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education.
LD OnLine — This website provides information on learning disabilities and ADHD.
Autism Society of North Carolina – ASNC is a statewide organization, supporting North Carolinians affected by autism.
TEACCH Autism Program — The TEACCH program creates community-based services, training programs, and research for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for their families.