Mrs Karin Surkosky
Itinerant Learning Support Teacher
A little about me....
I am beginning my 18th year teaching special education in the Pottsgrove School District. As the elementary itinerant learning support teacher, I work with students who receive their support in regular education classes for at least 80% of their day. I work closely with the regular education teachers to offer support and accommodations to my students. In this position, I travel between the 3 elementary buildings at Pottsgrove. Currently, I spend most of my time at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary.
I received my BS in Special Education from Penn State University and a MS in Instructional Media from West Chester University.
I began my career in the Pottsgrove School District as a learning/emotional support teacher at West Pottsgrove Elementary School. I taught in the classroom there for 9 years. Since then, I have been working as the itinerant teacher. I enjoy getting to know my students and helping them reach their potential in their classrooms.
On a personal note, I am married and have 2 children (ages 9 & 11). They keep me very busy outside of school. I also have a dog name Jake. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach in the summers, and scrapbooking.
The IEP is the Individualized Education Program. They are written annually for each student who is receiving special education services. Your child’s special education teacher will contact you when it is time to arrange the annual meeting. Please know that you can call the teacher to ask for an IEP meeting at any time, you do not need to wait for the annual meeting to revise the IEP.
call 610-327-2277 ext. 1020
Assistive technology can be defined by state/federal laws as, “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.” This could mean many different things for different students. It could range from a low-tech device such as an adapted writing implement to a more complex Augmentative Communication System. If you have questions regarding assistive technology, please speak to your child's special education teacher about arranging a SETT meeting. You can also access more information at www.pattan.net