• Coordinator of Special Education

    Patty Tkacik

    Patricia M. Tkacik

    Contact Information

    Patty Tkacik
    Coordinator of Gifted and Special Education
    Email: ptkacik@northallegheny.org

    Cynthia McKenzie
    Coordinator of Gifted and Special Education 
    Email: cmckenzie@northallegheny.org

    Linda Stevens
    Phone: 412-635-4109
    Fax: 412-635-4114
    Email: lstevens@northallegheny.org


    Ms. Tkacik began her teaching career at McKeesport Area School District, in McKeesport, PA, as an Instructional Support Teacher in August 1995. Ms. Tkacik was the Supervisor of Special Education and later was appointed Director of Special Education at McKeesport Area School District. Ms. Tkacik received her Supervisor of Special Education certificate from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Education in Reading and Language Arts along with a Reading Specialist certificate from Temple University and has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University.

    As the Coordinator of Special Education, Mrs. Tkacik’s Special Education duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Assisting and contributing to the planning, organization, management, and coordination of special education programs.
    • Evaluating existing programs as an on-going responsibility and recommending changes and additions as needed.
    • Assisting in the hiring selection and recommendation of special education personnel.
    • Directing, administering, coordinating, and collaborating with special education staff, building level administrators, and central office administrators to ensure compliance with regulations and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government.
    • Evaluating, on an on-going basis, all special education programs, curriculum, procedures, and individual student’s needs and achievements.