Our Work in the Field: Pennsylvania

NCIL staff and expert coaches are working with several state education agencies and the local education agencies they identify to provide intensive technical assistance.

Our work with Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network focuses on the implementation of a high-quality, effective model focused on using Response to Intervention (RTI) in reading.

Our Goals

Use of Response to Intervention in reading to determine special education eligibility for specific learning disabilities (SLD) in those schools that use a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) approach.

Technical Assistance

In collaboration with PaTTAN, NCIL will collate and compile tools related to the implementation of a high-quality, effective model focused on using Response to Intervention (RTI) in reading to determine specific learning disabilities (SLD) in those schools that use a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) approach.

About Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is to support the efforts and initiatives of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.

Meet the Pennsylvania Team

Ann Hinkson-Herrmann
Pennsylvania State Director, Bureau of Special Education

Jessica Keener-Haas
Bureau Adviser, RtI/SLD Approval Process Appointee

Angela Kirby-Wehr
Director, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

Victor Rodriguez-Diaz, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

Chris Cherny
Assistant Director, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

Jennifer Collins, Ed.D.
MTSS Statewide Lead Consultant, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

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