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Partners in Education program set for March 5

Jan. 28, 2020

Partners in Education program set for March 5

Cassandra Doggrell Upper St. Clair School District’s Partners in Education (PIE) will host its next program at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Upper St. Clair High School, room 148/149. The morning session provides an opportunity for families to meet the new Director of Student Support Services Cassandra Doggrell as well as to receive an overview of the special education department and available services.

For more information about the upcoming PIE program, contact Frances Scher, PIE chairperson for the Parent Teacher Council, at  

Mrs. Doggrell, who joined the Upper St. Clair leadership staff in late November, previously served as principal of Haine Middle School in the Seneca Valley School District. Since 2010, she held the roles of assistant middle school principal and elementary autism and emotional support teacher at Seneca Valley. In addition, Ms. Doggrell served as a part-time faculty member in the Graduate Education Program at Waynesburg University.

A graduate of Grove City College, Ms. Doggrell earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education/early childhood education. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Waynesburg University and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Duquesne University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of Pittsburgh.

Upper St. Clair School District’s student support services department oversees a variety of areas that include school counseling, psychological services, health services, special education, English as a second language and homebound instruction.

Partners in Education (PIE), a committee of the Upper St. Clair School District Parent Teacher Council, provides support to families of students who receive special education services. The committee offers a variety of programming for parents of children of all ages. In addition, PIE provides an informal opportunity for parents to meet, share resources and build relationships.