Brenda Solitario Recognized for Pennsylvania Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders Completion

Bethlehem Area School District Special Education Coordinator, Brenda Solitario, was honored at the September 23, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting for completing the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders.

The purpose of this prestigious program is to build the knowledge and skills of special education leaders to lead special education services and supports to ensure success for all students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs ).

Each fellow was required to participate in monthly, skill-building sessions that focused on practical application of current special education issues.

Additionally, every fellow needed to complete a culminating project that was uniquely designed to meet the instructional or programmatic needs of his or her educational agency.

As a result of her participation in this rigorous, year-long program, BASD
has gained…
• A special education leader who is armed with the tools to develop
and implement quality programs to improve the achievement of students
with disabilities,
• A special education leader who is prepared to balance compliance
and student achievement while working within the standards and policies of the profession, and
• A special education leader who is part of an expanded network of key
practicing professionals and leaders with specialized knowledge and skills
that can be used to continually improve their practice.