Development of Essentialized Examples has been led by the PaTTAN in coordination with the Bureau of Special Education. The development of Essentialized Examples has occurred in phases.
  • In 2016, Phase I of development was initiated. A team of teachers comprised of special educators and content experts developed the first set of Essentialized Examples.
  • In 2017, rubrics were developed and assessed for validity to ensure quality production of Essentialized Examples.
  • During the 2017-2018 school year, Phase II was initiated. PaTTAN held three, two-day regional trainings for special educators interested in learning the essentialization process and becoming a developer of Essentialized Examples. PaTTAN would like to recognize those educators who have provided their expertise and time to develop classroom resources aligned to the PA Core Standards and alternate eligible content.

Shaniea Adams, Harrisburg SD
Rachel Boyer, Blairsville-Saltsburg SD
Emily Buzzard, Achievement Charter School
Alison Cox, Westmoreland IU 17
Melissa Davis, Commonwealth Connections Academy CS
Megan Davis-Hiles, Franklin ASD
Levonia Dupree, Harrisburg SD
Tom Esposito, Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
Danyelle Frye, Pittsburgh Public SD
Barbara Giavedoni, Punxsatawny SD
Jared Gleim, Central Dauphin SD
Sarah Gleim, Central Dauphin SD
Jennifer Haste, Susquehanna Township SD
Elizabeth Johnson, Chester-Upland SD
Heather Kaboly, Westmoreland IU 7
Denise Long, Harrisburg SD
Sherri Markiw, Achievement Charter School
Kathryn McDonald, Susquehanna Township SD
Melissa McMichael, Penn Manor SD
Mary Anne O’Connell, Overbrook School for the Blind
Michelle Price, Harrisburg SD
Gary Pyfer, Cumberland Valley SD
Tiffany Schmidt, Canon-McMillan SD
Edith Tanner, Williams Valley SD
Karen Whitaker, Overbrook School for the Blind
Karen Wolf, Central Dauphin SD
Tyra Wynn, Philadelphia SD
Mary Lynn Yancich, Trinity ASD

Heather Morgan
Paula Conrad
Megan Lieberwirth
Wendy Warfield-Fuchs
Katie Majewski
Lesley Herman
Rachel Boyer
Michelle Smith