OFFICE of EARLY CHILDHOOD and STUDENT SERVICES

ECSS

The Office of Early Childhood and Student Services administers all direct service programs to children and students. Programs include Child Care, Head Start, Early Intervention, Alternative Education, Special Education, Nonpublic School Services, social services, and other student and family programs and services.

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ADMINISTRATORS 

michelleMichelle Reichard-Huff serves as the director of the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services.  Michelle started her career in education by working and teaching preschool in a family-owned child care center in New Jersey.  In 2004, Michelle began working in the BCIU Early Intervention Program as a school psychologist.  She also served as supervisor of student services in early intervention, school-age special education, and alternative education for six years. In 2014, Michelle was appointed as the assistant director of the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services with responsibilities for curriculum and instruction, professional development, and student services. She served in this role until her appointment to director in November 2017.

Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her Educational Specialist degree in school psychology from Lehigh University.  She also completed her supervisory certification at Lehigh and obtained her superintendent’s letter of eligibility through California University of Pennsylvania.

Christi WeitzelChristi Weitzel serves as the assistant director of the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services. Christi started her career in preschool education in 1996 as a Director/Preschool teacher at Country Meadows Childcare. In 2006, Christi began working at the BCIU in the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services as a Specialized Itinerant in Early Intervention. In 2012, Christi was appointed the Assistant Program Administrator of Early Intervention moving to the Program Administrator of Early Intervention in 2014. She served in this role until her appointment to assistant director in November 2017.

Christi earned her dual bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Kutztown University and her Master’s degree from Wilkes University. She also completed her supervisory certification from Eastern University.

Sara GeorgeSara George serves as the assistant director of the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services. Sara started her career in education in 2007 as an alternative education teacher and moved into her role of Special Education Coordinator in the Alternative Education setting. In 2015, Sara began working at the BCIU in the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services as a School Age Special Education and Alternative Education Assistant Program Administrator. In 2016, Sara was appointed as the Program Administrator of School Age Alternative Education Services. She served in this role until her appointment to assistant director in November 2017.

Sara earned her dual bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Bloomsburg University and her Master’s degree in Special Education from St. Joseph’s University. She also completed her Special Education Supervisory certification at Penn State University, and is currently enrolled in the Educational Specialist doctoral level program at Liberty University.



contacts:
Michelle Reichard-Huff – 610-987-8446 – micrei@berksiu.org

Christi Weitzel – 610-987-8273– chrwei@berksiu.org

Sara George – 610-987-8656 – sargeo@berksiu.org