Pitt County Schools has three Adapted Physical Educators, Jonathan Wells, Michele Mazey, and Jacob Denney. Each of them bring unique characteristics to the program, and works diligently to provide APE to 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.
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.
Jacob is an alumni of East Carolina University where he received a degree in Health and Physical Education. In 2013, he began his teaching career in Wilson County. He began teaching in Pitt County in 2014 and started working with the Adapted Physical Education department in 2019. Jacob is truly passionate about teaching and providing meaningful physical activity for all students. He is also certified in CPI, CPR and First Aid.