Phone: (910) 893-3483


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Maria Wadford

My name is Maria Wadford and I'm an exceptional children's teacher here at Lillington-Shawtown Elementary.  I received my special education degree from East Carolina University, where my love for special needs kiddos first began.  I've been lucky to be at LSES for 13 years and counting. 

I have two wonderful teaching assistants, Hope Joseph and Tanisha Ray.  They help to keep the classroom fun, safe and exciting by bringing their love, compassion, knowledge and humor on a daily basis. 

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to contact me. 


“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

"Why fit in when you were born to STANDOUT?"

-Dr. Seuss