School Board Appoints New Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
ASTON, PA – The Penn-Delco Board of School Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Regina McClure as the district's next Director of Special Education and Pupil Services to start no later than December 5, 2015. Appointed to the position during a special meeting of the board of school directors on October 5th, McClure will take on the post previously held by Ms. Teresa Carvajal, who took a position with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.
Ms. McClure is currently the supervisor of special education in the Downingtown Area School District, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to this position, she worked in the Haverford Township School District as an emotional support teacher for 14 years and worked as a teacher for the Devereux Foundation rounding out her 29 years as an educator in public and private school systems.
McClure is a committed educator with a stellar track record in fostering a culture which supports both student learning and teacher development. As supervisor of special education in Downingtown, she revamped the district’s gifted support services to align with curriculum and PA core standards, boosted scores of high achieving students, planned numerous staff development sessions, and streamlined programs and procedures to meet all learners needs. As an emotional support teacher, she pioneered an emotional support program from the ground up, integrating differentiated instruction and positive behavior strategies. She boosted test scores by two levels in one year earning high accolades from the district and community.
McClure has received advance certifications from Cabrini College and Immaculata in special education, supervision and administration. Her experience and expertise in improving educational performance through vision, leadership and team building will be of great value to Penn-Delco. She has a high-level of knowledge on educational trends and issues and is a strong proponent of educational literacy and restorative practices.
Dr. George Steinhoff, Penn-Delco Superintendent of Schools noted, “The district is thrilled to have a highly-skilled Special Education administrator such as Mrs. McClure join our district. Her experiences in the Haverford and Downingtown Area School District’s served to be ideal for the work she will do leading our Special Education and Pupil Services department. In addition to her experience in the field of Special Education, she brings a wealth of knowledge regarding Gifted and Talented Educational services, and Effective Instructional Supports, which will provide added value to the position.”
Looking forward to her new position at Penn-Delco, McClure states, “It is an honor to join the Penn-Delco family. I am eager to begin working alongside the dedicated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals that make up this wonderful community. My 29 years of classroom experience have taught me the value of collaboration and building supports to strengthen the services for all students. I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside the current leadership team and faculty to continue to strengthen the social, emotional, and educational services for all Penn-Delco students.”