Mrs. Melanie A. Gority- Inclusion Facilitator

Name:  Melanie A. Gority


Title:  Inclusion Facilitator 


Email Address:

[email protected]

Phone Number:
814-946-8252 extension 6118

Education Background

Penn State University- Altoona Campus

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) 

California University of PA

Master’s Degree in Mentally and Physically Handicapped (Special Education PK-12) 

Saint Francis University

Pennsylvania Special Education Supervisory Certification 

Professional Bio

I have worked in the Altoona Area School District since 2010. I started my career as a Special Education Teacher in the Full Time Self-Contained Autistic Support Classroom before moving on to my current position.  As an Inclusion Facilitator, I work with the Special Education Supervisors and the Director of Special Education in the coordination, placement, development, and monitoring of the support services needed in order for our special education students to achieve success. In addition, I am the internal coach for the Full Time Autistic Support Self-Contained Classrooms. I provide intense support/training to the teachers and the SEAs in these classrooms. 

Personal Bio:

I enjoy spending time with my family (husband and two sons- Landon and Grayson). I spend a lot of my free time at the baseball field, the soccer field, the basketball courts, and the football field. We also have two Golden Retrievers (Paisley -12 years old and Brinley 1 year old).