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OT Spotlight – Bonnie Engellau, Susan Matznick and Haley Ross

May 22, 2023

Three Occupational Therapists ( Bonnie Engellau, Susan Matznick and Haley Ross) from Guilford County Schools Assistive Technology Team contributed to presenting at ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), a national conference for sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices/services for people with disabilities. Their presentation, “How Do You Eat An Elephant?” The Development of an AT … Read more

OT Spotlight – Guilford County Schools OTs

May 9, 2023

A group of Guilford County Schools’ OTs celebrated OT Month by volunteering at Backpack Beginnings, a local non-profit that provides weekend meal packages & other daily living resources for students, as a way to celebrate OT Month and give back to the community. The GCS OTs put together more than 200 weekend meal supplies for … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more