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Deaf & Hard of Hearing

The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Statewide System of Support serves as a support to local education agencies, including charter schools, and the two schools for the deaf. Consultants for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program are available for consultation in program planning and development, training, 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 students who are deaf or hard of hearing.


  • Sherri Vernelson, Section Chief, Sensory Support & Assistive Technology - 919.807.3241

Consultants for Deaf/Hard of Hearing:

  • , Northeast, Southeast, North Central 919.807.4029
  • , Sandhills, Piedmont-Triad 919.807.3272
  •  Vacant, Southwest, Northwest, Western - contact Section Chief 919.807.3241                                    

Specialist for Educational Interpreters and Transliterators:


NC DPI District Map    

Education Services for the Deaf and Blind

Workshops and Training
Find workshop and training opportunities by visiting the Exceptional Children Online Events Calendar.

Listservs for Professionals Working with Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

DPI maintains three listservs for professionals working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. To be added to a listserv, please contact the listserv administrator below:

Educational Interpreters/Cued Language Transliterators:

Educational Audiology:

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and SLPs:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professionals

Information for Professionals that work with students who have hearing loss

and Caregivers
Information for Parents and Caregivers of students with hearing loss


Information for Educational Interpreters and Cued Language Transliterators.

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