Mr. Don Wismar, Executive Director

Executive Director’s Message

“To become the epitome of Rural Education Leadership”………….This vision permeates the Mission and Goals of Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine.

Through ongoing fiscal scrutiny, entrepreneurial efforts, and analysis of programs and services to our fourteen constituent school districts, we feel that we are well on our way to accomplishing this lofty Vision.

With a staff of dedicated IU9 ambassadors, the future of our intermediate Unit is bright. We will continue acting on our belief that focusing upon high-quality educational services in Rural Pennsylvania will ultimately benefit students, our most important clients!

Mrs. Anita Danielson, Assistant to the Executive Director

The Assistant to the Executive Director assists with the overall operation of the Intermediate Unit. In addition, this office is responsible for transportation for certain special needs students, Health Insurance Consortium, Adult Education Programs (ABE/GED and skill development), Family Literacy, coordination of the IU9 Education Foundation, and IU9 Virtual Academy. The Assistant to the Executive Director also oversees the IMS Printshop, PIMS, and Negotiations.

Mrs. Shelly Carson, 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.

Ms. Cindy Murphy, Director of Curriculum, Technology & Resources

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.

Mrs. 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 the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit and Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center. In addition, this office provides support and assistance to our fourteen school districts in the areas of co-op purchasing, reporting issues, budget development and transportation issues.

Mr. 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.