has been an Educational Consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) in Harrisburg since April of 2014. Nichole has 20 years of special education experience in public education, 15 of those years have been in a leadership capacity. Immediately before coming to PaTTAN, Nichole served as Director of Special Education for Somerset Area School District. Nichole’s credentials include Pennsylvania certifications in elementary education, special education, reading specialist certification, and special education supervisor certification. At PaTTAN, Nichole serves as the Central region lead for the Special Education Leadership initiative, she is an active member of the Procedural Safeguards initiative, works on the Literacy initiative which includes supporting ongoing efforts for Pennsylvania’s Dyslexia Pilot extension and supports IUs 8, 10 and 11 as the PaTTAN Point Point of Contact (POC). In addition, Nichole contributes to the Behavior initiative through her various work efforts.