Special Education DepartmentHelpful LinksAnnual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs Frequently Asked Questions Procedural Safeguards PA Secondary Transition Guide Transition ResourcesSchool PsychologistMrs. Kristi SmithTransition CoordinatorMrs. Hannah HeaddingsGifted TeacherMrs. Stephanie MaderLearning Support – AcademicMs. Bryttani BiggicaMs. Ann CessnaMs. Dottie FittonMs. April HamptonMs. Jennifer HasteMr. Michael KirkhamMs. Christine KramerMs. Jennifer LovettMs. Jessica ReitzelMs. Beth WagnerLearning Support – CTEMs. Jessica HoopesMs. Amanda WeaverMs. Abby RehkampLearning Support – Resource RoomMs. Meghan KaneAutistic Support TeacherMs. Amanda CreasonEmotional Support TeacherMs. Jan GaspichDr. Jan L. ZeagerSpecial Education Director(717) 652-3170 ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgOVERVIEWDauphin County Technical School (DCTS) provides supports and services to meet the diverse needs of students eligible for special education. The student’s IEP team, in collaboration with the student’s district of residence, determine the support, services, modifications, and accommodations for the student to be successful. An Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed annually and revisions can be made throughout the year as needed. Students eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) fully participate in their CTE program and academic courses. The Bureau of Career and Technical Education tasks each student with the goal of being a “Completer,” specifically completing the task list within each program of study by graduation.PROFESSIONAL STAFFDCTS employs certified special education teachers in the following areas:Autistic SupportEmotional SupportLearning SupportOur sending districts provide the following certified specialists on an individual basis:Deaf and Hard of Hearing TeacherOccupational TherapistSpeech and Language TherapistTraumatic Brain Injury ConsultantVision TeacherLEVELS OF INSTRUCTIONStudents are required to earn the following credits in their core courses for graduation: English (4), Math (4), Social Studies (3), Science (3).Direct Instruction Courses – Taught by a learning support teacher who implements the specially designed instruction. Inclusion Regular Education Courses – Taught by a regular education teacher in collaboration with a special education learning support teacher to implement the specially designed instruction. Regular Education Courses – Taught by a regular education teacher who implements the specially designed instruction.