Voice Recognition

Title I

Federal Programs Advisory Committee

Dr. Matt Patterson, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education
Dr. Janet Sardon, Superintendent
Elise Dopudja, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent
Adam Zunic, Gill Hall Elementary School Principal
Brian Fernandes, WJHSD Board Member
Ashley Ormond, Parent
Christopher Very, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, Building Principal
Ibrahim Habeeb, Parent
Dr. Cassandra Bozek, Supervisor of Special Education/Pupil Services
Nicole Leckenby, Parent, Pleasant Hills Council Member
Melissa Arndt, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, Grade 5 Teacher
Dr. Melissa McCauley, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Schafer, Parent
Lauren Sciotto, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, Grade 2
Stephanie Martinis, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, Librarian
Tracy Harris, Director of Finance
Megan McKinley, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, School Counselor
Kimberly Ross, District Literacy Coach
Melissa Papinchak, Jefferson Hills Intermediate School, Grade 5 ELA Ext.

Title I

The West Jefferson Hills School District operates a school-wide Title I program at Jefferson Hills Intermediate School.  

Title I is a 100% Federally-funded supplemental education program from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs, that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve educational opportunities for educationally-deprived children.  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), provides an exception for participating Title I schools with less than 40-percent poverty rates to request waivers to operate Title I Schoolwide programs. Transitioning to a Title I schoolwide program increases a school’s flexibility to address the needs of all students.  

Students attending Jefferson Hills Intermediate School receive Title I services in the form of small group reading instruction.   In addition, students receive writing instruction through Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing by a teacher who specializes in this program.  Click here for more information on Units of Study: Writing

Meetings and Information

The Fall Title I Meeting was held on August 23, 2022.  Please click here to view the presentation. To participate in the parent survey, please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/jKGJpifZzq4z1wJD8.

Title I Links

How You Can Get Involved in a Child's Education

  • Join a Parent Advisory Committee
  • Join the school PTA
  • Attend Title I parent meetings
  • Attend school parent teacher conferences
  • Volunteer for school based activities
  • Visit each WJHSD school’s website for additional information
For more information on West Jefferson Hills School District Federal Programs, please contact: 

Dr. Matthew Patterson
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education
[email protected]