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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
    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 Border
    Sandra Roeder
    Carol Wenrich
    Leslie Fessler
    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