West Chester Area School District's mission statement demonstrates the districts belief that all children can learn. It is not uncommon for students to require additional supportive services on the road to learning, growing, socializing and becoming contributing members of their society. The Department of Pupil Services of the West Chester Area School District is dedicated to providing all students with what they need to achieve their personal best. Pupil Services is proactive in its philosophy in meeting the needs of students. Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, and Caseworkers provide a network of highly trained professionals to counsel youngsters and their family, connect children and caregivers to programs and services, assess levels of learning, support the physical and mental health of youngsters, and provide training for staff throughout the district to better interact to benefit children and their families.
In some cases, a student with a disability may require Special Education in order to benefit from their educational experience. West Chester Area School District currently educates approximately 1500 Special Education students in a full continuum of services offered in its seventeen schools as well as with a combination of Chester County Intermediate Unit, and Approved Private Schools.
Join us for 4 WCASD Special Education Parent Learning Sessions held at the Spellman Education Center.
East Feeder Pattern (East, Fugett, East Goshen, Exton, Fern Hill, Glen Acres)
Supervisor: Jennifer Holstein 484-266-1217
Secretary: Danielle Deptula 484-266-1213
Liaison (middle/high): Kelly Whittingham 484-266-1222
Liaison (elementary/middle): Kate Feryo 484-266-1225
Henderson Feeder Pattern (Henderson, Peirce, East Bradford, Hillsdale, Mary C. Howse)
Supervisor: PJ Dakes 484-266-1233
Secretary: Robin Graham 484-266-1214
Liaison (middle/high): Missy McFadyen 484-266-1193
Liaison (elementary/middle): Lu-Ann Ruffin 484-266-1221
Rustin Feeder Pattern (Rustin, Stetson, Penn Wood, Starkweather, Westtown-Thornbury)
Supervisor: Michael Fierras 484-266-1219
Secretary: Elementary - Danielle Deptula 484-266-1213; Secondary - Robin Graham 484-266-1214
Liaison (middle/high): Megan Davolos 484-266-1224
Liaison (elementary/middle) Alex Alexander 484-266-1220