Karen Hutson
(252) 926-0221 Extension 3510


Betsy Ward
EC Teacher
Mattamuskeet School

Torene Webb
EC Teacher
Mattamuskeet School

Patricia Scripture
Sixth Grade through Twelfth Grade / Middle/High Grades Lead Teacher
Mattamuskeet School

Kathryn O’Neal
Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade / AIG Coordinator
Ocracoke School


Mavis Williams EC Teacher Assistant - Primary Grades
Mattamuskeet School

Kirstie Armstrong Middle/High Grades EC Teacher Assistant Mattamuskeet School



Welcome to the Hyde County Schools Exceptional Children’s Program webpage. The mission of our program is to provide students with disabilities with an appropriate education that will help them to develop physically, mentally, and vocationally. We strive to prepare our students to become lifelong learners who can adapt to our rapidly changing global society and become productive contributors to our community. 


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children's Website : The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized program in the least restrictive environment.

Exceptional Children Assistance Center (ECAC)

Child Find

Child Find Description

Child Find Page Link

For further information regarding Child Find or if you suspect your student may have a disability and need special education and/or related services, please contact: EC Program Director

Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards [link to EC Division webpage where this information is located - English/Spanish] 

This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices. 

If, at any time, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student’s school principal, teacher, or EC Department. 

Multi-Tiered System of Support for Families


Dispute Resolution

From time to time, disagreements between families and schools may occur regarding the development and implementation a student’s individualized education program (IEP). It is highly recommended that the following steps be considered in order to resolve differences quickly.

Dispute Resolution