Small Group Instruction Notice

PATTAN Family Resources Website Information

Procedural Safeguards Notice

Annual Notice of Special Education Services

ICS West Special Education Parent FAQ

Letter from the Supervisor of Special Education Services

Below is a list of each special education teacher and their office hours daily for parents:

  • April Stein – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM email
  • Amy Loprete – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM email:
  • Caroline Nguyen – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM email:
  • Allison Pezzner – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM email:
  • Emily Bryson – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM email:
  • Sophia Yonezuka – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM email:
  • Nicole Dolente – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM email:

**The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments. Each local educational agency (LEA) must submit justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0 % of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. Independence Charter School West  anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2021-2022 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.  Questions on the Independence Charter School West’s participation rates should be directed to the Special Education Manager Laura Garson at or the Director of Student Supports, Sheri Newmark at**