Assistant Director

Assistant Director - Patty Hughes

Patty Hughes joins the Progressive Education Program as Assistant Director, after working as an Exceptional Children’s Program Specialist from 2014-2018 for Buncombe County Schools. Mrs. Hughes taught Special Education at the High School level in both Mitchell and Yancey Counties before moving to Buncombe County Schools in 2014. Additionally, she served as a Behavior Intervention Specialist and Transition Specialist in Yancey County.

Mrs. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Wingate University and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Adapted and Comprehensive Curriculum from Western Carolina University.  She has completed additional graduate level coursework to obtain licensure as an Exceptional Children’s Program Administrator and is currently pursuing Post-Master’s Certification in School Leadership from Western Carolina University.