Special Education

Miss Aubrey Hoffman


Miss Aubrey Hoffman | Occupational Therapist aubrey.hoffman@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x243 Education/Certification(s): Registered Occupational Therapist, M.Ed. in Occupational Therapy, Gannon University. B.S. in occupational therapy, Gannon University Favorite Book: All thriller novels Hobbies/Interests: Coffee/coffee shops, running outside, and spending time with family and my puppy Fettuccine. Favorite Quote: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken" [...]

Mr. Dean Pappaterra


Mr. Dean Pappaterra | Chief Compliance Officer / Title IX Coordinator dean.pappaterra@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x230 Education/Certification(s): BSBA Business Administration/Accounting; University of Pittsburgh Favorite Book: A Season on the Brink by John Feinstein Hobbies/Interests: Having fun with my kids and the occasional round of golf. Favorite Quote: "You don't lose if you get knocked down; [...]

Mr. Charles Mort


Mr. Charles Mort | High School Principal charles.mort@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x232 Education/Certification(s): Bachelor of Arts, Grove City College Master of Education, Loyola College Superintendent Certification, Gannon University Certifications: Elementary/Secondary Education, Principal, Superintendent Favorite Book: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, kayaking, biking, traveling with my wife and family. Favorite Quote: [...]

Ms. Ashley Blocker


Ms. Ashley Blocker| Attendance Specialist ashley.blocker@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x245 Education/Certification(s): B.A. Applied Psychology; Penn State University M.S. Human Services; Capella University Favorite Book: The Color Purple by Alice Walker Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy baking, bowling, and making crafts. Favorite Quote: “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance [...]

Ms. Joanna Bigos


Ms. Joanna Bigos | K-12 Behavioral Specialist / SAP Coordinator joanna.bigos@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x147 Education/Certifications: M.S. Educational Leadership (Principal K-12 Certification); Edinboro University, Certification in School Counseling K-12; Carlow University Favorite Book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth Hobbies/Interests: Watching Pittsburgh sports, fitness, and music. Favorite Quote: "All of us, [...]

Mrs. Stacy Martin


Mrs. Stacy Martin | 9-12 Special Education stacy.martin@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x198 Education/Certification(s):  B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education; Carlow University, M.S. Education; Edinboro University PA Certifications: Elementary Education K-6, Special Education N-21, Reading Specialist K-12 Favorite Book:  Love You Forever by Robert Munsch Hobbies/Interest: Shopping, couponing, crafting, and spending time with family Favorite Quote: [...]

Mrs. Sara Olszewski


Mrs. Sara Olszewski | Special Education Teacher (9-12 Life Skills) sara.olszewski@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x214 Education/Certification(s):  B.S. in Elementary Education and MS in Special Education; Slippery Rock University PA Certifications: Elementary Education K-6, Special Education PreK-8, Special Education 7-12, and English 7-12 Favorite Book: Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Suess Hobbies/Interest: I love [...]

Mrs. Sarah Blose


Mrs. Sarah Blose | 9-12 Emotional Support Special Education Teacher sarah.blose@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x175 Education/Certification(s): B.S. in Education; Slippery Rock University. PA Certifications: Special Education N-12 and Elementary Education K-6 Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin Hobbies/Interests: Reading, walking my dog, watching the Steelers and Penguins. Favorite Quote: “Tell me and I [...]

Mrs. Karen Clutter


Mrs. Karen Clutter | Graduation Recovery & Pathway Teacher karen.clutter@padistance.org | (888) 997-3352 x141 Education/Certification(s): Master's Degree in Special Education; Certified in Health Education Favorite Book: The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon Hobbies/Interest: I enjoy daily exercise, traveling (the beach), reading, and spending time at Chautauqua Lake with my husband our families, and friends.

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