Special Education Services

Dr. Kelly Swartz, Director of Special Education

Uniontown Area High School is dedicated to supporting the educational needs of all students. Federal Law and Pennsylvania State Law give important educational rights to children with disabilities for special education. Parents have the right to participate in the planning of their child’s program. If you feel your child is “exceptional”, please request an evaluation to be done by the school district.
The District has developed a referral system that is designed to provide instructional support services and special education services if deemed appropriate. This system follows the policies and procedures outlined in the state regulations and standards governing special education.The District, in conjunction with Intermediate Unit #1, provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact their child's guidance counselor for referral information.


Students with last names beginning with the letters A-K:

Mrs. DeBerry

  • Email: colleen.deberry@uasdraiders.org
  • Phone Number: 724-439-5000 ext. 1522

Students with last names beginning with the letters L-Z:

Mrs. Kezmarsky

  • Email: cortney.kezmarsky@uasdraiders.org
  • Phone Number: 724-439-5000 ext. 1521

‚ÄčDistrict Special Educational Resources

Resources and Opportunities for Students and Parents
CAREER STEPS Flyer: Learn how to achieve your goals and succeed!
CAREER STEPS Brochure: Free career readiness program information
Community Connections: October 2021 Parent/Community Session
Transition Services
OVR Letter to Parents
OVR Flyer
OVR Transition Services Release Form
OVR Letter for 11th and 12th Grade Students
OVR "How to Apply" Presentation for 11th and 12th Grade Students
PA Workforce Coalition
YMCA Strengthening Families Program
Pre-Employment Tranistion Services Continuum