Special Education Staff

Special Programs


1000 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Phone: (717)-273-9391 Ext: 6726
Welcome to the Lebanon School District Department of Special Education. The primary goal of our department is to address each student as an individual with unique strengths and needs. Through the identification, re-evaluation, and IEP planning process, we strive to address these strengths and needs to provide opportunities for success academically, socially, and vocationally. Rather than focusing on students’ differences, we aim to include every student as an equal member of the Lebanon School District. We welcome and encourage all students to participate in all the activities our schools offer including clubs, student government, instrumental and vocal music, social activities, athletics, theatre, community service, and, of course, academics. Most importantly, we invite parents and guardians to be an active part of their child’s IEP team. A strong bond of cooperation and communication between the school and parents is essential to maintain student motivation and success. On the following pages, you will find staff names and assignments. Please feel free to communicate with us regularly to keep everyone in touch and/or to schedule a visit to school.

Below is link to the 2016-2019 Special Education Plan.  Please feel free to review and send any feedback or comments to jcoatsworth@lebanon.k12.pa.us .



Joshua Coatsworth
Director of Special Education


Kelly Bastek
Special Education Supervisor


Betty Miller
Special Education Supervisor

Jan Wilson
Administrative Assistant


Professional Staff

Elementary Teachers Building Support Grades
Haylee Brightbill Northwest Supplemental Learning Support K-3
Tammy Conners Southwest Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Julie Blouch District Gifted Support K-5
Jacob Bucy Northwest Supplemental Learning Support 4-5
Kyra Hackman Harding Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Chris Fairbanks Harding Full-time Emotional Support 3-5
Danielle Palardy Harding Full-time Emotional Support K-2
Alyssa Clemens Southeast Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Joelle Hurst Henry Houck Full-time Life Skills Support 3-5
Jessica Bahler Henry Houck Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Heather Shanfelder Henry Houck Full-time Life Skills Support K-2
Kerri Snook Northwest Itinerant Learning Support K-5
Danielle Martin Northwest Full-time Autistic Support K-2
Karoline Anthony Northwest Full-time Autistic Support 3-5
Kolby Stellar Northwest Supplemental Learning Support 3-5



Middle School Teachers Building Support Grades
Erica Allen LMS Autistic Support 6-8
Kathryn Marinkov LMS Supplemental Learning Support 7
Kadie Dasher LMS Itinerant Learning Support 8
Katie Dresely LMS Full-time Life Skills Support 6-8
Amanda Quinn LMS Supplemental Learning Support 6
Nate Myers LMS FT/Supp Emotional Support 6-8
Nathan Luckenbill LMS Supplemental Learning Support 8
Mike McGuigan LMS FT/Supp Emotional Support 6-8
Paula Dougherty LMS Itinerant Learning Support 7
Jessica Savitsky LMS Itinerant Learning Support 6


High School Teachers Building Support Grades
Kelly Herrmann LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Megan Brown LHS Full-time Life Skills Support 9-12
Sue Doerrman LHS Itinerant Learning Support 9-12
Jonathan Bannister LHS Full-time Emotional Support 9-12
Elizabeth Heckard LHS Full-time Life Skills 9-12
Colleen Shay LHS Supplemental Emotional Support 9-12
Marci Lymaster LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Staci O’Byle LHS Itinerant Learning Support 9-12
Glenda Peiffer LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Kelly Bucy LHS Supplemental Learning Support 9-12
Rachel Strauser LHS Itinerant Learning Support 9-12


Speech Pathologists Building Support Grades
Courtney Light LHS and LMS Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Beth Keaton Harding Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Lucille Wakefield Southeast and Southwest Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Christine Kuhl LMS and LHS Speech and Language Pathologist 6-12
Joann Warner Northwest Speech and Language Pathologist K-5
Kristin Winters Henry Houck and LMS Speech and Language Pathologist K-8


District Staff Support
Melanie Bennetch Occupational Therapist
Laura Creek Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Krista Andes Social Worker
Daniel Gruber Transition Coordinator


School Psychologists Building
Ben Andrews Northwest and Southwest
Krista Rownd Henry Houck and LHS
Jennifer Garver LMS and Southeast
Kirsten Hurley LMS and Harding

View our Support page.