Special Education Services

It is the Southern Columbia School District’s mission to provide meaningful special education services and instructional programs for all students with disabilities. Southern Columbia strives to build special programs specifically tailored to the assessed needs of a student and attempts to deliver those programs in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible. Southern Columbia offers a continuum of services to allow for more independent functioning on the part of the students as they progress through the grades.

The Special Education Department facilitates school psychological services, school counseling services, health services, special education programs, gifted programs, and other supports for students requiring accommodations to access their education due to a disability as defined by federal and state law. Special Services focuses on meeting the holistic needs of all students while supporting academic achievement. Parents/guardians may reach Special Services personnel via the additional contact information listed below. 

NAME

POSITION

PHONE EXT

EMAIL

Jennifer Snyder

Director of Special Education

3510

jsnyder@scasd.us

Christine Hastings

Special Education Secretary

3503

chastings@scasd.us

Cheryl Gipple

Access Billing Secretary

3599

cgipple@scasd.us

Dr. James Meadows

Psychologist

3256

jmeadows@scasd.us

800 Southern Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820
Phone: (570) 356-2331
FAX: (570) 356-2892