Administration

The administration oversees and manages all programs of Intermediate Unit 9. Working with the board of education, Superintendent Advisory Council and its program directors, the administrators direct the total IU9 operation and staff in providing services in the four-county region.

Brock Benson
Executive Director
The executive director serves as the administrative officer of the IU9 Board of Directors. The executive director administers all services approved by the board of directors and provides leadership to initiate needed services, acts as superintendent of the SHCTC, supports the 14 area school districts/superintendents, and prepares programs of services for adoption by the board of directors.
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Anita Danielson
Assistant to the Executive Director
The assistant to the executive director assists with the overall operation of IU9. In addition, this office is responsible for transportation for certain special needs students, Health Insurance Consortium, Virtual Academy, Safe Schools, facilities, data quality, and negotiations.
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Julia Anderson
Director of Special Education
The director of special education coordinates with districts to provide special education services for students with disabilities ages 3–21. Staff includes psychologists, special education teachers, supervisors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and paraprofessionals.
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Ed Bell
Director of Technology
The director of technology oversees the Technology Department and is responsible for the supervision of the technology staff. The director of technology also oversees the services provided to our technology consortium of Austin, Coudersport, Galeton, Johnsonburg, and Seneca Highlands CTC.
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Kimberly DeGolier
Director of Business & Management
The director of business and management services oversees the operations of the business office, including payroll and benefit administration, cash management, budgeting, accounts payable and receivable, audit coordination and all state and federal financial reporting for IU9 and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. In addition, this office provides support and assistance to our 14 school districts in the areas of co-op purchasing, reporting issues, budget development, and transportation issues.
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Cindy Murphy
Director of Curriculum Services
The director of curriculum, technology & resources oversees the curriculum department. The curriculum department provides consultation and professional development in the areas of curriculum development, educational planning, and instructional improvement.
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James Young
Director of Career and Technical Center
The director of the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is responsible for the supervision and administration of training programs and staff at the CTC. Responsibilities fall into three broad areas: instructional programs (secondary and adult), instructional and non-instructional staff, and building and grounds. The director reports to the Intermediate Unit executive director who acts as the superintendent at the CTC.
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