The Junior/Senior High has an active Student Assistance Team comprised of trained professionals who identify and assist students with mental, social, physical and/or environmental issues that are preventing them from succeeding in the classroom. Our SAP team collects data from a variety of sources and meets with both the student and parent/caregiver to develop a plan to get the student the assistance he/she needs to succeed. The team has many resources available to help students through these trying issues. If you are aware of a student needing assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the JR/SR High guidance office and ask to speak with a member of the Student Assistance Team.
SAP Team Members:
Mr. Jeremy Burkett, Principal
Mrs. Krystal Smith, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Mary-Ann George, Guidance Counselor
Mr. Troy Eppley, Special Education Director
Mrs. Ashley Shaffer, Social Worker
Mrs. Lisa Dividock, Nurse
Ms. Sarah Blaylock, School Psychologist
Mr. Steve Larson, RISE Counselor
Mr. Ray Peterman, Cambria County Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Liaison
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PA Student Assistance Website
The Portage Area School District is merely providing a link to the above resources.
The Portage Area School District is in no way responsible for the content posted on these external websites.