WIU Paraeducators



    Paraeducators fulfill many different types of roles in working with students with disabilities, ranging from pre-kindergarten class for children with special needs, in the community, serving as a job coach for a student with developmental disabilities, in a resource room for adolescents with learning disabilities, or in a 4th grade classroom that contains some students with and without special needs.  In short, paraeducators are present in most educational settings under the supervision of a teacher, and they have skills and contributions that make them highly valued and sought after in education.


    At the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, paraeducators may be classified as Classroom Assistants or Personal Care Assistants.



    For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
    Dr. Matthew Thomas
    Interim Student Services Director
    724 836-2460