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Director's Message

Mr. Melvin Diggs joined the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in January 2022, as the School Director. Mr. Diggs has nearly two decades of experience in special education, supporting students with unique needs, including visual and hearing impairments. Over the course of his career, he has served as a teacher and administrator at the school, district, and state levels. Mr. Diggs brings to his new role a range of experience in the areas of academic programming, strategic planning, policy, and partnership development. He has also demonstrated an ability to ensure financial stability while expanding services for students. In his prior role, Mr. Diggs also initiated training for local first responders to assist students with intellectual disabilities, including students with visual and hearing impairments during times of crisis.
 
Mr. Diggs looks forward to working with external community partners and stakeholders to continue the important work of expanding educational and community opportunities and post-secondary outcomes for our students.
 
The native North Carolinian is a proud graduate of Elon University (Bachelor of Arts), North Carolina Central University (Master of Education), and has additional post graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (School Administration).

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