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Assistant Professor
Consultant for Occupational Therapy to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

UNC Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Bondurant Hall, CB #7122
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7122

UNC: (919) 445-2980
DPI: (984) 236-2638
NC School-Based OT Website


  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy,
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Exercise and Sport Science,
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Personal Statement

Bridgette joined the faculty in January 2020, and is the consultant for occupational therapy to the NC Department of Public Instruction. She has worked in North Carolina and Virginia Public Schools, as well as in outpatient pediatric settings. Bridgette participated in the AOTA Emerging Leader Program and served as the VOTA School System liaison. Her work has focused on promoting the value of occupational therapy in schools, especially regarding school mental health, social participation, job/community readiness, and the evolving role of OT in MTSS (multi-tiered systems of support). She is particularly passionate about empowering others, facilitating mentorship and networking/education opportunities, and problem-solving through everyday challenges to maximize supports provided to students.

Courses Taught

Lectures for North Carolina OT and OTA programs

Bridgette LeCompte