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Office of Special Education Services -

  • Mailing Address:
    44 Big Spring Road, Robesonia, PA 19551
  • Office Phone:
  • Director of Special Education:
    Mr. Edward J. Skoczen Jr.
  • Secretary to the Director:
    Mrs. Gloria Troup
  • Secretary/ACCESS Coordinator:
    Mrs. Krista Smith
  • Secretary:
    Mrs. Kelley Noecker
  • Itinerant Teacher Consultants:
    Mrs. Jessica Head (K-8), Mr. Robert Dunmoyer (9-12)
  • Weiser Decisions Head Teacher:
    Mrs. Lindsay Estrada
  • School Psychologists:
    Mrs. Kara Small, Mrs. Amanda Weidner
  • Transition Coordinator:
    Mrs. Christine Twiford
  • BCIU - Local Right to Education Task Force

See also ... Faculty and Staff | Laws & Regulations | Parent Information | State and Federal Links

Faculty and Staff

  • CW East Faculty & Staff

  • Learning Support
Melissa Keck
Derek Long
Becky Breslin
  • Autistic Support
Erin Schermerhorn
  • Speech and Language Support
    Sally Cusimano

    Donna Balthaser
    Lee Zechman
    Mary Fisher
Deb Fischer
Lisa Cullen
Kimberly Doyle
Sandy Drobeck
Julie Corneal
Melanie Keys

  • CW West Faculty & Staff


    Learning Support
    Katelin Kuklentz
Jamie Gossert

Emotional Support

Dan Kramer

Speech and Language Support
Kerry Gable


Linda Sclesky
Leslie Quinn
Teresa Wolfe
Vicky Maney
Terese Reimenschneider
Janice Reber
Lois Korzi
Patricia Straub

  • CW High School Faculty & Staff


    Learning Support
    Liz Schrack
    Joanne Sisco
    Mandy Derfler
    Josh Keck
    Calli Maguire
    David Zdancewic
    Rebecca Miller
    Holly Baim

    Emotional Support
    Adrienne Weller

    Georgeann Devine
    Melissa Gartner
    Janelle Hoffmaster
    Tracey Keeney
    Paulene McNeill
    Colleen Toal
  • CW Middle School Faculty & Staff


    Learning Support
    Heather Sellars
    Jenny Miller
    Karen Matthew
    Beth Phillips
    Tracey Barrell
    Tiffany Smith
    Kim Serfass
    Stephanie Gatten s
Dean Zampelli

Emotional Support
Gabrielle Smith

Life Skills Support
Susanne Kostaras

Kelly Cox
Tracey Zerbe
Sean Keeney
Carolyn Murphy
Sherri Long
Carrie Coleman
Tabitha Britton
Kathy Stevenson
Jodi Voletto
Shannon Schearer
Paulette Antonucci
Karen Trout

  • Weiser Decisions Faculty & Staff

    Program Coordinator
    Lindsay Estrada

    Emotional/Learning Support
    Deborah Care
    Bill Price
    Diana Duffy

    Cathy Wolfskill
    Christine Hawley
    Gloria Strunk

Laws & Regulations

Parent Information

  • Annual Public Notice (ENG)
  • Annual Public Notice (SPAN)
  • Definitions of Disabilties - Chapter 14
  • Gaskin Notice for Parents
  • Glossary of Special Education Terms Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA):

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA): IDEA 2004 maintains the basic principles of the law, a free appropriate public education for all students with disabilities, in the least restrictive environment.

    Multidisciplinary Evaluation (MDE): The evaluation process to gather information which is used to determine if a student has a disability or is mentally gifted according to state and federal definitions and is in need of special education.

    Initial Evaluation Report (ER): The purpose of the evaluation is to determine: 1) the child’s eligibility for special education programs and services (i.e., the child has a disability and needs specially designed instruction) and 2) the educational needs of the child.

    REEVALUATION REPORT (RR): The purpose of the reevaluation is to determine whether: 1)the child remains eligibility for special education programs and services and 2) to review the educational needs and progress of the child.

    Individualized Education Program (IEP): The plan written by the IEP Team (including parents) that specifically describes the programs and related services necessary for a Free and Appropriate Public Education for the exceptional student.

    Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): A program of education and related services for an eligible student that is designed to meet the student's special education needs and allows the student to make meaningful progress in the Least Restrictive Environment.

    Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Part of the federal and state law that deals with determining an exceptional student's placement. To the maximum extent appropriate, disabled students are to be educated with students who are not disabled. The removal of a student from the regular education environment occurs only when the disability is such that the student cannot satisfactorily be educated in the regular class setting or the student exhibits behaviors that impede his/her learning or that of others.
  • Office for Dispute Resolution
  • Parent training and information

    Videos about Direct Instruction

    Welcome to the Parent Training section of the CWASD Special Education website!

    We utilize Direct Instruction programs for both Language Arts and Math instruction in many of our Special Education classes.

    Below are two links to short videos explaining the history of Direct Instruction and showing examples of how Direct Instruction looks in a classroom when implemented effectively.
    - Please click on the link below to view a video about the history of Direct Instruction.
    - Please click on the link below to view a video of Direct Instruction being used in several different classroom settings.

    ***** Your feedback is very important to us! We would like to know what you think of this training format and any additional comments or suggestions you would like to provide! Please take just a few moments to click on the link below and fill out our survey!
  • Special Education in PA - ConsultLine

State and Federal Links