Melissa Blackburn, Sean Davis, Taryn White, Faye Peebles, Samantha Gray

We are Pickett 
Exceptional Children's Team

EC Team

Melissa Blackburn:  Exceptional Children's Chair - When I graduated High School, I attended High Point University...GO PANTHERS!  I majored in Special Education with a concentration in Mental Disabilities and I couldn’t wait to graduate and start teaching.  I went back to school in 2005 to get my Graduate degree in Special Education with an add certification in Exceptional Children’s Director. I have taught for 16 years and have experience in grades K-5 which will really help me challenge your child to reach for the stars this year!                                                        

Sean Davis:  Self Contained Moderate Exceptional Children's Teacher - I am a retired United States Marine.  I spent much of my career in the Marine Corps overseas working in varied environments and cultures learning to value all others for what they can bring to the world.  I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College in May 2017 and I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts in Teaching Exceptional Children.  I am very excited to be a part of Pickett Elementary School and Lexington City Schools.   

Taryn White:  Speech Language Pathologist -  I have Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Education in Communication Disorders. I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 17 years. I have had the pleasure of working at Pickett for the last 6 wonderful years. It is a blessing to work with students and families as they work to improve their articulation, language and communication skills. In my free time, I collect used mascara that is used for rehabbing sick, orphaned or injured baby animals. For fun I play roller derby!!!

Faye Peebles: Exceptional Children's Teachers Assistant - I am a graduate from Lexington Senior High School - Go Jackets!  I have an associates degree in Cosmetology from DCCC.  I returned to DCCC for my child care credentials.  I have worked as a teacher assistant at Pickett Elementary School for 16 years.  I love spending time with my family.

Samantha Gray:  Exceptional Children's Teachers Assistant - I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from High Point University. I have been honored to serve as a Teachers Assistant with Lexington City Schools for the past 5 years. I love working with children, and helping them achieve their goals and beyond! I love rainbows, iced coffee and hanging out with my family and puppy dogs!