Meet the Team
Exceptional Children Teacher
Phone: 919-967-4343, ext. 33302
Leigh Stratton-Sharp is so excited about joining the Seawell team as an EC teacher. This is her 6th year teaching (4 years in an adapted curriculum classroom in CHCCS and a year in EC resource in Orange County). She is thrilled to be back at the same elementary school that she attended many years ago as a student. When she's not at work with her amazing students practicing math, reading, and writing, she is out and about in Chapel Hill with her three children (16, 14, and 2).
Exceptional Children Program Facilitator
Phone: 919-967-4343, ext. 33277
School Social Worker
Phone: 919-967-4343 ext. 33271
Email: lwilliford @chccs.k12.nc.us
Exceptional Children Teacher
Phone: 919-967-4343, ext. 33276
Shanice Harrington is an EC Resource Teacher at Seawell Elementary School. This school year, 2018-2019, is her seventh year in the CHCCS district. Prior to becoming an EC Teacher, she was a classroom teacher. In the classroom, she taught fourth grade for 5 years. For her undergraduate studies, Ms. Harrington attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. During her first two years of being an educator, she developed a very strong passion for working with students with specific learning needs. To fulfill her desire to study further about how she can be the best educator for students with specific learning needs, she decided to attend UNC-Chapel Hill where she earned her Master's degree in Special Education. She is currently pursuing her Ed. D in Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her (almost) two year old daughter, as well as other friends and family!
Mary Kent Hill
Phone: 919-967-4343, ext. 33221
Mary Kent Hill is the speech-language pathologist at Seawell Elementary and has been in the CHCCS district for 25 years. She obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees at UNC-CH. Mary Kent conducts evaluations and therapy with students in the areas of articulation, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and voice. She has two sons who graduated from CHHS.
Phone: 919-967-4343, ext. 33224
Edie Kahn is the occupational therapist for Seawell Elementary School and 3 other schools in the district. While this is her first year with CHCCS, she has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric O.T. working in school settings, private clinics and early intervention. Edie’s role as the school based O.T. is to support her students engage as independently as possible in their “jobs” as students. Occupational therapy services use a variety of learning activities to support motor skill development and strengthening, and also utilize adaptive tools that will enhance students’ participation across their school setting. When not at school, Edie is usually running around town with her family and her 2 dogs.
Jennifer Smart is the Physical Therapist at Seawell and many other schools in the district. It's her job to make sure that students are able to access all of their educational environments, which means that you will most often find her on the stairs :)
Stephanie Thurber is the Autism Support Specialist at Seawell. She has experience as a classroom teacher (8 years), an EC teacher (3 years), and a parent of a fantastic autistic daughter (6 years). Her hope is to make everyone’s roles easier in whatever ways that she can--be that through advocating for student needs, behavior analysis, plans for intervention/accommodation, plans for data collection, making materials, facilitating discussion between schools and families, or supporting student social groups within the school.
Learn more about Exceptional Children Services in CHCCS
Learn more about the Special Needs Advisory Council in CHCCS