Adapted Physical Educators - Pitt County Schools
Pitt County Schools has three Adapted Physical Educators, Chandler Elliot, Jonathan Wells, and Michele Mazey. Each of them bring unique characteristics to the program, and works diligently to provide APE to over 300 students with special needs in the district.
Michele received her undergraduate degree from Gardner Webb University. Later, she went on to earn a master's degree in Physical Education from East Carolina University. In 2010, Michele found her calling and began teaching Adapted PE for Pitt County Schools. In March of 2011, Michele was nominated by her fellow co-workers for the "My Teacher Rocks" award and won! Michele is certified in CPR, First Aid, Water Safety Instruction, Adapted Aquatics, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention A and B. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Jonathan is an alumni of East Carolina University where he received a degree in Recreational Therapy in 2008. He began teaching Adapted PE for Pitt County Schools in 2010. Jonathan passed the Adapted Physical Education National Standards Exam and became a Certified Adapted Physical Educator in 2011. He is also certified in CPR, First Aid, Water Safety Instruction, Adapted Aquatics and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention A and B. Jonathan is a member of various professional organizations including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Chandler is an alumna of Western Carolina University where she received a degree in Health and Physical Education. She began her career teaching nearly 800 students ranging from kindergarten - eighth grade in her hometown of Mooresville, North Carolina in 2012. In 2013 Chandler assisted in creating an athletic program for middle school students and in 2014 became the Athletic Director. She participated in the 2014 National PE Institute Conference, is trained in Kagan Structures and certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention A and B. She is passionate about teaching physical education and providing meaningful physical activity for all students.