Support and Resources

Resources to support administrators with program administration and instructional leadership

PA Department of Education Advisors

Every adult basic education program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education is assigned an advisor who is available to provide guidance and support for program administration, grant management, instructional leadership, and data reporting. These assignments are based on Local Workforce Development Areas (WDA).

Christine Houck
chouck@pa.gov
717-783-6868

  • Bucks County WDA
  • Chester County WDA
  • Lancaster County WDA
  • Montgomery County WDA
  • Philadelphia County WDA
  • Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus/ISAL
  • Tuscarora IU 11
  • Statewide Leadership Activities/Professional Development System Coordinator

Mary Kay Peters
mkpeters@pa.gov
717-783-6861

  • Berks County WDA
  • Lackawanna County WDA
  • Lehigh Valley WDA
  • Luzerne-Schuylkill Counties WDA
  • Northern Tier WDA
  • Northwest WDA/Erie, Warren, Venango Counties
  • South Central WDA
  • Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma/High School Equivalency Program Administrator

Sonya Harris Saunders
sharrissau@pa.gov
717-214-4388

  • Central WDA
  • Delaware County WDA
  • North Central WDA
  • Northwest WDA/Crawford County
  • Southern Alleghenies WDA
  • Southwest WDA
  • Three Rivers WDA
  • Tri-County WDA
  • West Central WDA
  • Westmoreland & Fayette WDA
  • CCIU24 Family Literacy
  • Reading Area SD Family Literacy
  • York SD Family Literacy
  • United Neighborhoods Family Literacy

Professional Learning Opportunities

The Professional Development System offers a variety of professional development offerings to support administrators.

  • Professional Development – visit the Course Schedule page to see upcoming courses, trainings, and communities of practices
  • Peer mentors  – contact your Lead Consultant for more information about peer mentoring opportunities in a variety of administrative areas