Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools

Program Services


Pam Parker Administrative Assistant

Curriculum & Instruction Team

Leigh Austin Elementary Instructional Coach

Kelly Cowell Elementary Instructional Coach / Elementary Beginning Teacher Coordinator

Elementary Instructional Coach

Christie Pauley Secondary Instructional Coach

Jennifer Hawkins Secondary Instructional Coach

Bert Lane Secondary Instructional Coach / Secondary Beginning Teacher Coordinator

Resources / LiveBinders

Mentor/Beginning Teacher


Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

CDM - Student & Family Application

CDM Information for Parents

CREDIT BY DEMONSTRATED MASTERY (CDM) is the process by which a student may earn credit for a high school (HS) course by demonstrating deep understanding of the content, without course enrollment or seat time. This process was established to personalize learning for students and to respond to the needs of students, families, the Academic and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) community, school personnel, and leadership. CDM is available for any NC Public School student. Before initiating this process, students and parents must meet with the School Counselor. During the summer months, Central Office faculty will perform this duty. CDM is open across all content areas, including CTE, for standard level HS courses in grades 9-12 (and HS courses offered for 6-8 grade Middle School students). Only courses offered within ECPPS are eligible for CDM. Excluded courses include: CPR, Healthful Living and PE, English Language (EL), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors, Occupational Course of Study (OCS), and Occupational Preparation I-IV courses. In addition, Career Technical Education (CTE) work-based learning courses – co-op, internship, apprenticeship; CTE courses that have a clinical setting as a requirement – Pro Start, Early Childhood Education I and II, Nursing Fundamentals, and CTE Advanced Studies courses are exempt from CDM. Note that testing windows for non-state assessments are determined locally and can be administered at any time.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hawkins at 252.335.2981, ext. 107 or

Upcoming DPI CDM Testing Windows

Testing dates beyond September 2018 will be announced as they become available.

Note that testing windows for non-state assessments are determined locally and can be at any time.