Pennsylvania

We are working with Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network 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.

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

Jessica Keener-Haas

Bureau Adviser, RtI/SLD Approval Process Appointee

Angela Kirby-Wehr

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Director, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

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

Chris Cherny
Assistant Director, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

Jennifer Collins, Ed.D.

Jennifer Collins

MTSS Statewide Lead Consultant, PaTTAN-Harrisburg

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.