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In partnership with our community, McGuffey School District empowers all learners to grow and excel.

Special Services Staff and Contact Information

Department Contact Information

McGuffey Special Education Department
PO Box 421
119 Main Street
Claysville, PA  15323
724-663-5364, Phone
724-663-3696, Fax

Department Support Personnel

Jessica Peel
Secretary

Charissa Rychcik
Supervisor of Special Education
rychcikc@mcguffey.k12.pa.us 

Brenda Steele
Lead Support Teacher

Cathy Jo Buchanan
Secretary at Middle School

Related Services Personnel

Hearing Support 
  • Heather Berchin
Nurses
  • Debbie Butterfield (Claysville/Joe Walker Elementary Schools)
  • Karen Ealy (McGuffey Middle and High Schools)
  • Christy Gray (Health Assistant)
Occupational Therapists
  • Beth Ann Duchess
  • Kelley Schutz
Physical Therapist
  • please contact Charissa Rychcik or student's case manager at this time
School Psychologists
  • Kara Kish-Fike
  • Carly Wise
Social Worker
  • Sharon Laffey
Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Breanna Miller
  • Sarah Toniolo
Vision and Orientation & Mobility
  • Shannon Cuniak

Other Programs

English Language Learners Program
  • Melissa Scouvart
Gifted Program
  • Lori Walters
Attendance Officer/Transition Coordinator
  • Kelly Painter

Special Education Teachers

Claysville Elementary School
Joe Walker Elementary School
McGuffey Middle School
McGuffey High School
Christy Boone
Melissa Dunn
Jennifer Horgan
Amber Miller
Amy Osko
Athena Valentine
Stephanie Darnley
Rachel Anderson
Amanda Becker
Christine Bywalksi
Megan Cummins
Braden Stoy
Megan Tilger
Derek Bochna
Christina Geho
Alison Gray
Katelynn Heider
Kim Kraushaar
Kirstin Legler
Kelly Painter
Andrea Serra

Paraprofessionals

Claysville Elementary School
Joe Walker Elementary School
McGuffey Middle/High School
Tiffany Bostic
Brieana Denardo
Tammi Dubina
Camden Fletcher
Jodi Kerns
Misti Kolovich
Amber Lenkey
Kim McAnallen
Meranda Mullins
Nicole O'Brien
Heather Redd
Kim Verardi
Kelsey Zajac
Georgene Mancini
Susan Scheidemantle
Sue Ellen Templeton
Erin Cain
Karen Corwin
Shelly Dawes
Terri Hartzell
Debbie Klepsic
Janet McGuier
Mandy Schroder
Susan Simms
Leah Young
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