Special Education

The Wissahickon School District provides special education services for all eligible students in K-12. Our special education programs are either operated by our school district or the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Services by disability area are listed as follow:
 

  • Autism
  • Deaf – Blindness
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Gifted Support Program
  • Intellectually Disabled
  • Multi-disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Services
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Visual Impairment including blindness
  • Other Health Impairments

Key Contacts
 

Main Phone: 215-619-8000 ext. 1410

Kelle Heim-McCloskey
Director of Student Services 

Cindy Jampo
Secretary to the Director of Student Services, ext. 1410

Ryan Wilson, Ed.S., NCSP
Supervisor of Special Education and Early Intervention, ext. 1425

Kate Jacovino
Supervisor of Special Education and Extended School Year, ext. 1435

Anne Miller
Secretary to the Supervisors of Special Education, ext. 1400

Kevin Witchey, Sr. 
Home and School Visitor, ext. 1409

 

Mission

The mission of the Wissahickon School District’s Special Education Department is to provide a distinctive educational experience based on students’ individualized strengths and needs, with a goal of preparation for success in the paths each student chooses to pursue.

Vision

Wissahickon School District’s Special Education Department recognizes and values individual differences among students. Our focus is on providing educational programming that enables, empowers, and meets the academic, physical, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of every student; while maintaining high expectations that prepare our students to become successful, contributing members of society.

Through strong relationships and collaboration of stakeholders, our goal is to ensure the availability of a full continuum of program options to fit the unique needs of all students, to support their educational progress, and to realize their potential in school and the community.