Today on the show we are going to provide an update on educating during Covid-19 and discuss meeting the needs of exceptional children and English language learners during this challenging time. here to discuss are three education professionals coming from one side of the state to the other.

Guests: 

  • Dr. Scott Elliott, Superintendent of the Watauga County Schools
  • Dr. LaChawn Smith, Deputy Superintendent, New Hanover County Schools
  • Dr. Maria Madison, Principal, College Park Elementary School 

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