Special Education Department Helpful Links Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs Frequently Asked Questions Procedural Safeguards PA Secondary Transition Guide Transition Resources School Psychologist Mrs. Kristi Smith Transition Coordinator Mrs. Hannah Headdings Gifted Teacher Ms. Jessica Reitzel Learning Support – Academic Ms. Bryttani Biggica Ms. Ann Cessna Ms. Dottie Fitton Ms. April Hampton Ms. Jennifer Haste Mr. Brian Keating Ms. Christine Kramer Ms. Jennifer Lovett Ms. Jessica Reitzel Ms. Beth Wagner Learning Support – CTE Ms. Jessica Hoopes Ms. Abby Rehkamp Ms. Amanda Weaver Learning Support – Resource Room Ms. Meghan Kane Autistic Support Teacher Ms. Amanda Creason Emotional Support Teacher Ms. Jan Gaspich Mrs. Betsy StandlandSpecial Education Director (717) 652-3170 ext. 7125 email@example.com OVERVIEW Dauphin 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 STAFF DCTS employs certified special education teachers in the following areas: Autistic Support Emotional Support Learning Support Our sending districts provide the following certified specialists on an individual basis: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Occupational Therapist Speech and Language Therapist Traumatic Brain Injury Consultant Vision Teacher LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION Students 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.