Welcome to Special and Gifted EducationContact Information:
P: 724-452-6040, ext. 1750
Mr. Gerald Miller
Director of Special EducationGerald (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.Contact Information:P: 724-452-6040, ext. 1750
email@example.comMr. Cecil R. Crouch IIIAssistant Director of Special EducationCecil 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.Contact Information:
P: 724-452-6040 ext. 1750
Mr. Jeff Roberts
Supervisor of Gifted Education and Student Services
Mr. Jeff Roberts has been an administrator in Seneca Valley since 2009 when he was appointed as the assistant principal at Seneca Valley Senior High School. During his tenure as assistant principal, he was a coordinator for reaccreditation of Seneca Valley High School by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and worked with the Seneca Valley Academy of Choice.In October 2016 Mr. Roberts moved to his current role, supervising the gifted education department. He is currently finishing his doctoral studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Administration and Leadership Studies. In addition to supervising gifted education, Mr. Roberts oversees the school counseling, health service, and library departments.Mr. Roberts earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While teaching, he completed his master’s degree in instructional technology at Duquesne University. He then earned his principal certification at IUP. Mr. Roberts started his teaching career at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania where he also coached swimming. His career at Seneca Valley began in 1999 when he was hired as a chemistry teacher at Seneca Valley Senior High School. During his years in the classroom, Mr. Roberts taught general chemistry, organic and biochemistry, and AP Chemistry. He also advised the senior high school student council and national honor society.Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the Leadership Butler County program. He is currently a member of the Butler County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and a board member of the Butler County Alliance for Children.Ms. Patricia Ball, Administrative Assistant for Director724-452-6040, ext. 1632Ms. Danielle Kolling, Administrative Assistant for Assistant Director724-452-6040, ext. 1619Ms. Joan Rinaman, Administrative Assistant for Gifted Education724-452-6040, ext. 1624