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Elementary School

Greetings and a heartfelt welcome from Lucy Daniels Elementary School!

We are pleased to be a part of the community of independent schools who offer special services to children who may be struggling in their current school setting. Lucy Daniels Elementary School serves a population of academically capable children who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties that interfere with their school success and their interpersonal relationships.

Our goal is to support children as they develop their own repertoire of internal controls, build academic and social motivation, and master the capacity to tackle challenging situations with confidence and character. Call us to learn more or set up an appointment to visit at (919) 677-1400 or Click the button below to set up a virtual meeting to find out more about admission, tuition and if Lucy Daniels School is right for your child.

About our Elementary School

Our elementary school classrooms, grades one to five, are staffed by a teacher and teacher assistant. Class sizes are typically 10 or fewer students. The elementary classroom provides a supportive environment and an academically sound program that includes art, physical education, and music.

Lucy Daniels School uses the Core Standards as guides for instruction, and end-of-grade testing is conducted at the end of the third- and fifth-grade years. When indicated, individual therapy is provided on-site during school hours by clinicians in the Center’s Family Guidance Service.

The elementary school operates on a traditional school calendar (mid-August to mid-June). School hours are 8:30 am – 2:45 pm.

Meet Our Director of Education

Deb Mugno, Ed.D.Deborah Mugno, Ed.D. | Director of Education and Operations/Outreach

B.S., Special Education, University of Maryland

M.S., Education/Reading Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University

Ed.D., Special Education/Leadership, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Mugno worked at Lucy Daniels Center from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2010 to the present time. She has extensive experience in special education K-5 as well as birth-5 early intervention services. Dr. Mugno has presented at state and national conferences and currently oversees many of the Lucy Daniels Center outreach programs. Her areas of special interest and expertise include working with children on the autism spectrum and research on therapeutic dialogue in the classroom.

We look forward to discussing our innovative programs and specialized Early School programs with you.

Please fill out this form to help us best understand how to meet the needs of your child and family. We will be in contact with you to set up a phone or in-person meeting. Please allow up to 48 hours for us to contact you to set up an appointment. Thank you!

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