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Welcome Mrs. Brittany Hales - PCSD Special Education Supervisor

halesMrs. Brittany Hales is the new Special Education Supervisor (Middle and High Schools) for PCSD! Get to know Mrs. Hales!

Past positions held in PCSD and other districts: 
Intervention Specialist (Middle and High School)
I have been teaching since 2005, I started off teaching 8th grade at Hillside Middle School. When the 8th grade was moved to the high school, I stayed at Hillside and taught 5th, 6th and 7th grade. In 2019, I decided it was time to go back to teaching 8th grade- I spent three years teaching at Parma Senior High.

Master's Degree In Administration/Special Education - Edinboro University
Master's Degree In Reading Specialization - Kent State
Bachelor's Degree in Education - Cleveland State

I also have training in a reading program specifically designed for students experiencing serious reading difficulty, including dyslexia. This program is based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy and techniques, and follows the introduction sequence of Alphabetic Phonics.

How does it feel to be in this new position?
I am very excited about my new position.

Why did you want this new position?
I have spent 17 years in the classroom in a variety of settings and I am hopeful that I can use my experience to help other educators. 

What are you most looking forward to this school year?
Meeting new students and staff that I haven’t previously worked with.

I hope to help students, families and staff have a successful year as we transition into new buildings.

What do you want people to know about you?
I got married the same year I started teaching and I have two sons - the oldest just started high school and the younger one is in 7th grade.