Special Education Leadership

Providing Support to Education Leaders

pfp leadership fellows

The Leadership Initiative is a statewide effort to provide support to education leaders responsible for administering programs and services for students with disabilities. Special education administrators need to be knowledgeable about effective programming for students with disabilities, as well as special education law.

Our theme is “Achieving Balance: Managing Compliance, Leading Improvement.” Ensuring that programs and services conform to federal and state regulations while improving student results is a critical component of our work scope.

Special Education Leadership
  • Jan26

    PA Leaders in Special Education LiveBinder

    It is critical for educational leaders to stay up-to-date with content from many organizations and resources, but this can be challenging when your time is limited. The special education leadership initiative of PaTTAN has created a new resource that keeps these online resources in one location for easy access. The PA Leaders in Special Education LiveBinder is now available at http://tinyurl.com/pa-special-ed-leaders. This resource includes Pennsylvania and national resources and organizations, electronic journals, and government organizations. Simply click on the associated tab for a list of resources and then click on the specific resource to be taken to the live site.


  • Judy Ball
    Leadership, Secondary Transition, Procedural Safeguards
  • Tracy Ficca
    Leadership, PDE Annual Conference, Project MAX
  • Dona Alvino
    Autism, Behavior, Leadership, Intensive Interagency, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Jane Freeman
    Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Leadership, Secondary Transition, Educational Interpreters, Deaf-Blind
  • Sielke Caparelli
    Behavior, Leadership, Secondary Transition, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII), Procedural Safeguards
  • Nichole Kopco
    Leadership, Reading, Project MAX, Procedural Safeguards
  • Paula Schmitt
    Leadership, Secondary Transition, Inclusive Practices, Project MAX, Procedural Safeguards
  • Jacqui DiDomenico
    Leadership, Family Engagement, Project MAX
  • Ron Logan
    Leadership, Mathematics, IDEA and Chapter 14
  • Jacki Lyster
    Leadership, Secondary Transition, Project MAX
  • Rebecca Davis
    Leadership, IDEA and Chapter 14, Project MAX
View All Consultants »