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OT Spotlight – Emily Stone, State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

January 12, 2023

Emily has created a website designed to provide OTPs with information about the expanded core curriculum (ECC). This resource can be used to facilitate guidance with assessment and treatment planning for students with visual impairment or blindness. It provides information about a variety of areas that OTPs can support within the school setting that many … Continued

OT Spotlight – Nancy Byrd, Guilford County Schools!

September 29, 2022

Nancy Byrd will be retiring from the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Occupational Therapy department on September 30th. She has been with GCS for 15 years – and has had an OT career spanning 41 years! Nancy has worked in adult and pediatric in-patient acute and rehabilitation settings as well as out-patient, home care, and hand therapy, … Continued

OT Month “Proud to be an OT” Results

May 19, 2022

See the results from the OT Month Menti Poll below. If you would like to participate, the poll is still open: I feel proud to be an OT/OTA when I….

OT Spotlight: April is OT Month!

April 18, 2022

April is Occupational Therapy Month – thank you school-based OT practitioners for all you do to support students, families, staff, administrators, and communities across NC! Check out the AOTA OT Month Resources for ways to celebrate and promote our profession. In celebration of #OTMonth: What makes you proud to be an OT/OTA?

OT Spotlight – Manashi Chakrabartty-Lim, Guilford County Schools!

April 8, 2022

Manashi Chakrabartty-Lim, OTR/L, will be retiring this summer after 24 years with Guilford County Schools at the wonderful age of 70! She is a graduate of the University of Sydney in Australia, having started her work life as a special education teacher in Singapore. Manashi started her OT career in Florida and has worked as … Continued

OT Spotlight – Meg Harris, Guilford County Schools!

March 24, 2022

Meg is completing her fourteenth year as an OT with Guilford County Schools and her sixth year as Lead OT. In her role as Lead OT, one of Meg’s passions is creating or improving processes that encourage OT professional growth to better serve our students, teachers, and schools. Two years ago, after realizing that OTs … Continued

OT Spotlight – Amy Flowers, Pitt County Schools!

March 17, 2022

Amy Flowers, OTR/L is retiring from Pitt County Schools after working 22 years in the district. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Amy has been an unsung hero, modeling student advocacy from the beginning … Continued

OT Spotlight – Heather Newhart, Hoke County Schools!

March 3, 2022

Heather Newhart joined our EC preschool team 2 years ago right before the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Mrs. Newhart brought to our district a wealth of occupational therapy knowledge and experience. Throughout the past 2 years Mrs. Newhart has work diligently as a team member to help build awareness of the need for occupational … Continued

OT Spotlight – Brittany Howard, Catawba County Schools!

February 21, 2022

Brittany Howard is in the OT lead in Catawba County Schools. She goes above and beyond to support her fellow clinicians and ensure OT services within our district are top-notch. She collaborates with many providers across disciplines and never hesitates to provide and implement innovative ideas, strategies, and resources to better our district and ultimately … Continued

OT Spotlight – Jenny Holland, Cumberland County Schools!

February 7, 2022

OT Spotlight – Jenny Holland, Cumberland County Schools! I would to spotlight Jenny Holland for the invaluable role she plays on our team and in our community as a resource for sensory processing issues. Jenny says that she has “always had a passion for sensory processing and how it is an integral part of functioning and … Continued