Faculty and Staff

The entire CASTLE staff is committed to promoting excellence in the development of strong, oral communication skills and an environment where young children feel secure and successful. Teaching and therapy staff members have extensive training and experience in childhood education and speech/language pathology for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The unique staff is able to provide an array of educational options to families, including the Auditory-Verbal and Auditory-Oral approaches.

  • Hannah R. Eskridge, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
    CASTLE Director
    Assistant Professor
    Pediatric Speech & Language Pathologist

    MSP, University of South Carolina
    heskridg@unch.unc.edu
  • Maegan Evans, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
    Pediatric Speech & Language Pathologist
    PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina - Columbia
    MKevans@unch.unc.edu
  • Velma J. Grose, MPH
    Teaching Assistant
    MPH, University of Illinois - Chicago
    vgrose@unch.unc.edu
  • Sandra Hancock, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
    Pediatric Speech & Language Pathologist
    MS, San Francisco State University
    SOnisk@unch.unc.edu
  • Lillian Henderson, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
    Lead Speech & Language Pathologist
    Diagnostician for the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Team

    MSP, University of South Carolina
    LHenders@unch.unc.edu