CCS hires Self-Maddox as the new director for Exceptional Children and Academically & Intellectually Gifted programs

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PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education has named Sara Self-Maddox as the director for the system’s Exceptional Children and Academically & Intellectually Gifted programs.

“We are excited to bring Mrs. Self-Maddox to the Academic Services and Instructional Support Team,” said Dr. Amanda Moran, assistant superintendent for academic services & instructional support. “Her years of experience, relationships, and expertise across multiple EC areas will help provide a seamless transition to ensure support to schools and students will continue.”

Self-Maddox has more than 20 years of service as an educator, 14 of which have been with Chatham County Schools. She has been an Instructional Program Facilitator for Exceptional Children since 2019. Her school-based experiences include assistant principal, curriculum coach, high school exceptional children and elementary classroom teacher positions.

In addition to her years of experience in schools, Mrs. Self-Maddox is a lifelong learner. Her degrees include a BS Elementary Education from East Carolina University, M.Ed in Curriculum Development & Supervision from N.C. State, MSA from Campbell University, M.Ed in Comprehensive Education/Special Education/Severe & Profound from Western Carolina University, and she’s enrolled in the Racial Equity Studies certificate program at East Carolina University.

As a longtime Chatham resident, Self-Maddox attended Pittsboro Elementary and George Moses Horton Middle School; she also graduated from Northwood High School. She has established relationships with students, staff, families and community members across the district that will aid her work in the new role.

“I am genuinely humbled to be selected for this role and honored to have the opportunity to serve the community I love,” she said. “I look forward to working with students, staff, families and our community to continue to grow our EC and AIG programs to their maximum potential.”

“Mrs. Self-Maddox has deep ties to Chatham County,” said Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson. “Her love of education and our students is evident in her work. She brings tremendous expertise to her new role in overseeing our EC and AIG programs.”

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