Deaf & Hard of Hearing

The Consultants for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Interpreters/Transliterators serve as a support to local education agencies, including charter schools and the two schools for the deaf. Consultants are available for consultation in program planning and development, training and professional learning, coaching/mentoring, and technical assistance that lead to a quality education for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The team can also assist with questions about policy related to this population of students.

The Google Site for Deaf and Hard of Hearing professionals is moving to a Canvas Hub. Please visit the Canvas Hub to view professional development offerings (both current opportunities and previously recorded webinars) and explore numerous resources. Information related to HB317 and HB1030 can be found on the hub as well. To view the current necessary forms for HB1030, please visit the Federal Regulations and State Policies page. 

EC Statewide Systems of Support Map


  • Sherri Vernelson, Section Chief, Sensory Support & Assistive Technology - 984.236.2584

Consultants for Deaf/Hard of Hearing:

  • Nancy Woytowich, Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Sandhills 984.236.2588
  • Virginia Madorin, Piedmont-Triad, Southwest, Northwest, Western 984.236.2307                                   

Consultant for Interpreters and Transliterators

Listservs for Professionals Working with Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Join Our Listservs: The DHH team maintains multiple listservs for professionals working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including Educational Audiology, Deaf Education, NC Deaf/Blind, Educational Interpreters and Transliterators. To join any of our listservs, please subscribe using the Listserv Registration Link