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Administration & Staff

Dr. James Miller
Assistant to the Superintendent for Student Services

Mrs. April Freeman
Director of Special Education

Mrs. Dawn Burger
Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Jamie Deffibaugh
Special Education Consultant

Mrs. Regan Neal
Special Education Consultant

Dr. Amanda Musser
Social Worker

Mrs. Clare Missimer
Social Worker

Mrs. Ariana Russo-Wheeler
School Psychologist

Mrs. Rebecca Potts
School Psychologist

Mrs. Cathleen DiCello
School Psychologist

Mrs. Rebecca Reno
School Psychologist

About Student Services

The Pupil Services Area is designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population by working collaboratively to remove barriers that impede students’ success. Programs and services include special education, gifted education, social work services, health and school nurse services, school psychologist services, school counseling services, the SAP Program (Student Assistance Program), and school-based counseling.


Information found on the Pupil Services web page is intended to provide general information regarding our services and programs. More detailed information can be found on each school's web page and/or on program specific webpages listed under the “Our Services” tab at the top of the webpage.


For additional information, please contact the Director of Pupil Services at 717- 838-3144. 

Student Assistance Program

The District's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is part of a state-wide initiative designed to help school systems identify and support students who are experiencing barriers to learning. Through a systematic process, Palmyra's SAP will help identified students, and their families, access school and community resources with the goal of removing the barriers to learning and helping the student succeed in school.

At the core of the program are the district's SAP teams, which are made up of school staff who have been trained to work with at-risk students. At Palmyra, the SAP program is available at all buildings, K-12. The number one priority for each team is to help students and/or their families find the services and assistance within the school and, if needed, in the community.

 Maintaining confidentiality is of utmost importance within the Palmyra’s SAP Teams. All team members receive training on the collection, maintenance, release, and destruction of information. All team members are expected to demonstrate respect for and understanding of parents’ and students’ privacy rights.

 If you would like to make a referral or have questions about Palmyra’s SAP Program, please contact your child’s school counselor.

For more information on the state-wide Student Assistance Program, please see the PNSAS website.

Documents & Resources
Student Services FAQs
Whom do I contact if I …

· Have concerns about my child’s school progress or program? Please contact your child’s teacher.


· Would like a copy of my child’s records? Please contact your child’s school counselor.


· Would like my child evaluated for additional services/special education/gifted education? Please contact the Supervisor of Special Education.


· Need support at home due to my child’s challenging behaviors in the home? Please contact your child’s school counselor or the one of the district’s school social worker, Dr. Amanda Musser (K-5) or Mrs. Claire Missimer (6-12)


· Need assistance with basic needs? Please contact one of the district’s social workers, Dr. Amanda Musser (K-5) or Mrs. Claire Missimer (6-12)


· Have concerns about my child or another child’s well-being? If this is an emergency, please contact Safe to Say at 1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729). For other concerns, please contact your child’s school counselor.