Mrs. Melanie A. Gority- Inclusion Facilitator
Name: Melanie A. Gority
Title: Inclusion Facilitator
814-946-8252 extension 6118
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
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.
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).