Legal Issues in Special Education: What School Administrators and other Educators need to Know

Joe Merhaut

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Merhaut

Sponsored by:  Krisuk, Krisuk, Krarup, and Associates; Ameriprise Financial

Dr. Joseph Merhaut is the Chairperson of and faculty member in the Special Education Department at Slippery Rock University. He received his undergraduate degree in Special Education from SRU. He earned his M.Ed in School Leadership with Principal Certification from California University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Duquesne University and has a superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility in Pennsylvania. Dr. Merhaut was a special education teacher for 8 years in public schools and served as a principal and assistant principal in two school districts in Pennsylvania. Dr. Merhaut also served as a Hearing Officer for the Office for Dispute Resolution. He served on the Pine-Richland School District Board of school directors for a four year term and one of the years as President. Dr. Merhaut received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service at Slippery Rock University in 2009. Dr. Merhaut does work throughout Pennsylvania in public schools in the areas of inclusion, special education law, differentiated teaching practices and data driven instructional practices. He has recently co-published an article in the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.

DATE: August 12, 2014

LOCATION: Oakview Golf Club,  Slippery Rock, PA

TIME:  9:00-12:30

There is NO REGISTRATION FEE and LUNCH is included

Participants will receive

      *important Special Education information that will enhance student achievement

      *an exchange of ideas that will enhance student achievement

      *a sharing of ideas through informal networking with colleagues

      *a reduced Greens and Cart fee for an afternoon of golf–a $15.00 savings

      *two vouchers valued at $75.00 for future golfing at Oakview Golf Club

Registration is limited so register early

IMPORTANT: There is a $40.00 handing and processing fee. Please mail a check made out to hheducationevents  at 3821 Frew Mill Road, New Castle, PA 16101. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards. No refunds after August 1, 2014. Full refunds if workshop would be cancelled. Questions: contact or 724-494-0968         When the handing fee has been received you will receive a confirmation notice via email.

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