New Hanover County Schools




Title IX Board Committee

Hoggard volleyball team celebrating
Board Members: Stephanie Kraybill (Chair), Melissa Mason
County Coordinator: Jarelle Lewis
Title IX is treating anyone differently based on sex or gender identity. Any unwelcomed harassment or discrimination falls under Title IX. 
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Committee Members


Name School/Department Email address
Jarelle Lewis Coordinator
Stephanie Kraybill Member - Board of Education
Melissa Mason Member - Board of Education
Julie Varnam Asst. Superintendent -  NHCS Student Support Services / President, NC Council for Administrators of Special Education
Lt. Chris Smith New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
Patrick McCarty Principal - Ashley High School
Amy Oots Principal - Mary C. Williams Elementary
Tanya Jordan Supervisor - School Counselors/Social Workers
Jennifer Tucker Family Life Education Teacher
Joelle Newman PE/Family Life Education - Lead Teacher
Leslie Cohen She/Her - Community Member  
Clay Gruber WHAT Clinic  
Amy Feath Executive Director - Carousel Center  
Janie Dowda Rape Crisis Center  
Robby McGee Dean of Students - CFCC  
Amber Grove, Esq. Director of Title IX & Clery Compliance - UNCW  
Dr. Jackie White Retired Educator, UNC Greensboro  
Dawn Ferrer Director - A Safe Place to Go
Amanda Piner Rape Crisis Center - Coastal Horizons
John Henry Title IX Investigator - NHCS
Glen Locklear Director of Safety - NHCS
Bernice Johnson NHC Council of PTA's