Frank N. Cloud graduated in 1976 from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in special education and English education. Mr. Cloud began his career as a teacher in multi-handicapped and life skills support classes at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV in Grove City, Pa.. He became a program supervisor in 1990, where he served a variety of programs for children with all levels of disabilities until he was appointed Director of Special Education in September 2007. Along with supervisory experience, Mr. Cloud has a broad base of knowledge in all aspects of special education, including making different teaching accommodations and special instructional techniques for students of all needs and differing ability levels. He earned a master’s degree in special education from Slippery Rock University in 1987. He holds Pennsylvania certificates in special ed, Secondary English, and elementary education as well as special education supervision. Brother Cloud lives in Butler, PA with his wife, Margaret; the youngest of their three daughters is currently serving a full-time mission in Cambodia.
Teaching children with special needs presents parents with many challenges. What different learning strategies can be utilized for children with special needs? What strategies are best to use with students with different abilities and disabilities? How can you as a parent know which strategy to use? How do you know if it is working? Frank will address these topics and answer parents’ questions in this open workshop session. Come and join us!