Welcome to the Special Education Web pages of the Seneca Valley School District.
P: 724-452-6040, ext. 1750
Mr. Gerald Miller
Gerald (Jerry) Miller came to Seneca Valley School District as Director of Special Education in 2008. Mr. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in Education at Slippery Rock University where his area of focus was elementary education and special education. He then attended Duquesne University receiving a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. His teaching career began at HolyFamily Learning in Pittsburgh teaching in self-contained classrooms at the middle and high school level.
After seven years in the classroom, he accepted an administrative position with Holy Family and became principal leading three different schools in McKeesport, Munhall and Emsworth. Prior to coming to Seneca Valley, Mr. Miller was the director of pupil services for the Sto-Rox School District, responsible for all facets of student services.
He currently serves on the board of directors for the Gaiser Center in Butler. Previously, Mr. Miller served as adjunct professor at Slippery Rock University and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi.
P: 724-452-6040, ext. 1750
Mr. Cecil R. Crouch III
Assistant Director of Special Education
Cecil Crouch earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education, as well as his Master of Education degree in Special Education Supervision, from Slippery Rock University. His educational experience includes working as a paraprofessional for both Multiple Disabilities Support and Emotional Support classrooms. As a teacher, Mr. Crouch taught 3rd grade general education, Learning/EmotionalSupport, Autistic Support and Life Skills Support.
After leaving the classroom, Mr. Crouch worked as an Educational Consultant for the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). In this role he worked for both the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg offices and acted as the statewide lead for the Standards Aligned IEP Initiative, a Distinguished School Leader (DSL) for the PA Department of Education, and as the regional lead for the Special Education Law and Mathematics Initiatives. As a consultant he helped to create the PA Special Education forms, the Standards Aligned System for Mathematics, the K-2 Mathematics Standards (pre Common Core), and the PA Statewide Mathematics Initiative. Additionally, Mr. Crouch has acted as a temporary part-time professor in Slippery Rock University’s Special Education Department.
Cecil Crouch is a certified trainer for the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL), was trained in Special Education Mediation by the Justice Center of Atlanta, alum of the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC), and one of thirty professionals selected across the nation to work on a joint project between the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Council for Exceptional Children titled, Beginning Substantive Collaboration between Mathematics Education and Special Education: Teaching Mathematics to Students within the RtI Process. Mr. Crouch has presented both within Pennsylvania and nationally for such conferences as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the National Autism Conference.
Ms. Patricia Ball, Administrative Assistant for Director
724-452-6040, ext. 1632
Ms. Danielle Kolling, Administrative Assistant for Assistant Director
724-452-6040, ext. 1619