Administration

Mr. Brock Benson, Executive Director


The Executive Director serves as the administrative officer of the Intermediate Unit IX 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 fourteen area school districts/superintendents, and prepares programs of services for adoption by the board of directors.


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. 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.

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.