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Special Education

Mrs. Amy Baumgart-Eiben
New Director of Special Education and Student Services

Mrs. Baumgart-Eiben earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education, a Masters of Educational Leadership from Duquesne University, and her Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania. She holds PA Certifications in a variety of areas including: K-12 Principal, Special Education Supervisor, Elementary/Special Education, Middle School Math and Middle School English. Mrs. Baumgart-Eiben comes to Plum Borough School District with many years of experience in both urban and suburban settings. She most recently held the position of Executive Director for Special Education in the Pittsburgh Public School District.

She is entering her twenty-fourth year in public education. The first ten years of her career were spent teaching exceptional children with a focus on fostering connections with kids and their families. During the next 14 years, she chose to seek out leadership positions where she could have a larger impact for children. During her time as an
administrator, Mrs. Baumgart-Eiben focused largely on improving inclusivity in the community, building relationships with students and their families, staff, focusing on addressing mental health and safety challenges, utilizing data for improvement, and pandemic recovery.
 
The Special Education and Pupil Services Department at Plum Borough School District provides various support services for students in Pre-K through graduation from high school. Special education services include evaluations and management of individualized education plans (IEPs) for students in specialized programs, such as special education and gifted education. The district employs two full time school psychologists, three speech and language pathologists, and several special education teachers. In addition, Plum contracts with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Hope Learning Center to provide a variety of related services including vision, hearing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Other roles served within this department include homebound instruction, 504 Accommodation Plans, and homeless and foster supports. If you have any questions that cannot be answered on the webpage, please reach out to us!


Contacts

Special Education Department
 412-798-6363

Mrs. Amy Baumgart-Eiben
Director of Special Education
412-798-6368

Mrs. Kelly Gibson
School Psychologist
(O'Block Elementary, Holiday Park, Plum High School)
412-798-6364

Dr. Dana Iera
School Psychologist
(Pivik, Plum Middle School, Plum High School)
412-798-6358

Mrs. Tracey Liberatore
Access Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
412-798-6352

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