• Special Education and Services


    Speech and Language Pathologist: Lisa Lowe


    Born in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Educated in Ohio. Began my career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Excited to be in sunny South Carolina!

    Felicia Martin: fmartin002@horrycountyschools.net

    I was born and raised in Conway, South Carolina and completed my Bachelors and Master's Degree in the area of Special Education at CCU. This will be my 5th year teaching at OBE in which I work mostly with Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students. I love to spend time at the beach with my family, more specifically my husband of almost 6 years and our little boy who is 2 years old. I am most excited this school year for the new adventures and experiences despite any obstacles that may arise due to a different yet unknown start to this upcoming school year.

    Amy Coveno: acoveno@horrycountyschools.net

    I'm Amy Coveno! This is my 14th year as a special education teacher at OBE. I am originally from Connecticut. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I am excited to be back at school and I'm looking forward to beginning a new school year!

    Abby Van Loan: avanloan@horrycountyschools.net

    I am so excited to join the OBE family! My name is Abby Van Loan and this is my 6th year teaching. I have transferred from Loris Elementary School to be closer to home, which is here in Carolina Forest. I served as a Special Education Teacher for the five years I worked at LES and am joining the Special Education Team here now at OBE. I have a stepdaughter who is 6 and going to first grade this year and a 15 month old little girl. My husband and the kids love going to the beach and spending as much time together as we can when we are all together, since my husband is a truck driver and often away. We love watching movies, crafting together, and enjoying each other’s company. I am looking forward to an amazing year!

    Grace McColgan: gmccolgan@horrycountyschools.net

    I retired from NY in 2017 after teaching special education since 1984. I have three children and two dogs. I find it very rewarding working with students and seeing their growth. I am excited to see what this new school year reveals!

    Jennifer Washko: jwashko@horrycountyschools.net

    I am originally from upstate NY but have been in Horry County for 18 years. I am starting my 18th year teaching ECSE. This is my 2nd year here at OBE and look forward to creating even more relationships this coming year.