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Pupil Services

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Colonial students receive a wide array of basic and supplemental services, including special education, counseling and school health programs. More than 800 students qualify for individualized education programs (IEPs) due to specific disabilities, and approximately 200 students have gifted individual education programs. Fourteen school counselors support students in grades K-12, and four community counselors offer additional supplemental services.

School health services are provided by certified school nurses and staff nurses to all Colonial students as well as students attending non-public schools within the District. Routine health services include height, weight, vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings. Dental examinations and physical examinations are also provided according to provisions of the Pennsylvania School Code.

Additional supports to students and families include the services of a home and school visitor and a behavioral health adviser.

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Contact Pupil Services

Karen Berk
Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
610-834-1670, ext. 2111
Click here to email Ms. Berk

Tim Murch
Special Education Supervisor (6-12)
610-834-1670, ext. 2105
Click here to email Mr. Murch

Dr. Caitlin Gilmartin
Special Education Supervisor (K-5)
610-834-1670, ext. 2134
Click here to email Dr. Gilmartin

Dr. Felix Scherzinger
Behavioral Health Adviser/Community Health Liaison
610-834-1670, ext. 2147
Click here to email Dr. Scherzinger

Meghann Radick
Home and School Visitor
Homeless Liaison
610-834-1670, ext. 2108
Click here to email Ms. Radick


Are you a community-based mental health professional who will be working with Colonial?

Click here for information and links to required clearances.

Special Education Plan 2021-2024

Click here for the 2021-2024 Special Education Plan.