I am Michael T. McGaughey, Sr., the Director of Special Education for the Titusville Area School District. In my role as Special Education Director I oversee and facilitate special education, gifted, and alternative education programming for the district’s students K4 through 12th grade. Our district programming for special needs students is quite extensive. We have comprehensive programming and supports to offer to all children of need in our district. The Office of Special Education is dedicated to facilitating intervention and referral services, Special Education Programming, Related Services such as Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services, and unique programming designed and implemented to meet your child’s individual needs. I am proud to work alongside such a devoted, dedicated, and talented faculty and staff that works endlessly to provide each student with the services necessary to meet their unique and individualized needs. Our faculty and staff support the students and their families in discovering their child’s greatest potential. This is accomplished by providing challenging educational opportunities, initiating practices that increase academic performance, student involvement, self - esteem, self-regulation, and success for every child. As the Director of Special Education, it is my responsibility to administer district programs and ensure compliance for special education as mandated under state and federal guidelines. This legislation specifically requires special education and related services for all students with disabilities between the ages of three and 21. If eligible, these are provided with an appropriate education program. In addition, I am responsible for overseeing Gifted Programs, as well as children who participate in our Alternative Education Programming and the mandates that accompanies these programs.
The Titusville Area School District provides a full continuum of programming and related services in order to meet the needs of our students in the least restrictive environment. We are proud of our strong commitment to including students with disabilities in the general education curriculum to the maximum extent possible. Please feel free to contact me directly at 814-827-0534 or at [email protected] if you have any concerns, questions, or need additional clarifications of our district special education programming or how we can support your child. I am excited and looking forward to serving and supporting you, your children and our faculty and staff in our partnership to ensure that all students will learn, grow, and most importantly, succeed.