Danielle Sims
Special Education Coordinator
717-234-3200
dsims@pascs.org

Roles and Responsibilities 

Maintains all required IDEA timelines via Skyward
- Oversees all documents written by Special Education       Teachers and other Multidisciplinary Team members

- Coordinates, with providers, all required       programming and services including

  • Instruction within the general education classroom
  • Speech and Language sessions
  • Occupational Therapy sessions
  • Physical Therapy sessions
  • Services for the Visually Impaired
  • Services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

-Coordinates all required programming resources and   materials

  • Instructional materials
  • Progress monitoring tools
  • Sensory regulation tools
  • Assistive technology

-Regularly reviews students with Case Managers to   ensure instructional and programming decisions are   data-driven

-Functions as LEA during IEP Team Meetings (when not in role of Case Manager)

-Provides on-going support and educational   opportunities as required for parents/guardians of     identified students

-Participates on/Lead the Child Find Team

-Remains current with changing federal/state special   education mandates

-Attends necessary training and charter school   networking sessions in order to successfully complete   above responsibilities

-Maintains current Special Education Procedures   Handbook and disseminates updated information to   Multidisciplinary Team

-Collaborates with PIMS Coordinator for reporting of   the required special education data

-Functions as Case Manager for assigned caseload

-Maintains the confidentiality of all students   information

-Maintains current restraint procedures training and   certification

-Completes other tasks as assigned by PASCS   Administration

Staff
Bio

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever had." - Margaret Mead

Mrs. Sims is our Special Education Coordinator here at PASCS. This is her 6th year at Premier, however, it is her 12th year in the teaching field. Her entire life has been devoted to helping children in any way possible. That is why she became a teacher and has been a foster parent for 19 years. When Mrs. Sims is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and of course, she loves to shop. During COVID - 19, Mrs. Sims constantly reminded her friends and family that hard times don't last forever. Mrs. Sims has also kept herself very busy during COVID - 19 by doing puzzles, playing board games with my children, and experimenting with new recipes.