• The Upper Merion Area Middle School Special Education Department provides a quality individualized education to students with specific academic, emotional, social and/or physical needs in a safe and stimulating environment. We believe that all students can learn and provide students with supports and services to ensure that they remain in their least restrictive environment. Our middle school staff strives to have all students reach their maximum potential academically, socially, and emotionally while learning to be a productive member of their community.


    At the Upper Merion Area Middle School, we:

    *use data driven decision-making to improve teacher practices, student engagement and student achievement

    * utilize Differentiated Instruction in order to meet the needs of all students

    * integrate Character throughout our Curriculum and Activities through Community of Caring

    * offer our students ways to connect with peers through extra-curricular organizations, clubs, intramurals and athletics

    Who to contact if you have concerns with your child’s IEP:


    Case Manager (Special Education Teacher)


     5th Grade Co-Taught:

     Tara Bacani

     Casey Curry 


     5th and 6th Resource Room:

    Kelly Barber

    Bevin Harris


     6th Grade Co-Taught:

    Angela DiPasquale

    Marianna VanDeBoe


     7th Grade Co-Taught:

    Kaitlyn McGlynn

    Shawn Miscioscia


    7th and 8th Grade Resource Room:

    Jess Kostrzewski

    Stephen Piazza


    8th Grade Co-Taught:

    Michelle Cincotti

    Lori Werner


    LIFE Program ( Learning In a Functional Environment):

    John Armenio

    Alexis Kreckmann

    Rich Lindelow

    Megan Lindsay


    Behavioral Support Specialist:

    John Funk


    Speech and Language:

    Meghan Dreyfus

    Shannon Lemke



    Occupational Therapy:

    -Mark Pieninck mpieninck@umasd.org  

    -Katie Alexander kalexander@umasd.org


    Physical Therapy:

    Francis Krouse


     Guidance Counselors:

    David Burns

    Kim Corbi

    Amanda Donahue

    Kara Howell


    School Psychologist:

    Dr. Michael Sherman


    School Social Worker:

    Patricia Berger  


    Supervisor of Special Education

    Staci Futrick


    Director of Student Services: