Mr. Toby Dick

Phone: 447-5529 ext. 5118

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Secondary Social Studies Masters Special Education Comprehensive Certification Licensed Behavior Specialist Consult CPI Certification

Mr. Toby Dick

Virtual Learning Days

4/1/20

I wanted to take the time to thank all of you for your kindness, care and commitment shown during the current circumstances.  I was able to make contact with just about everybody either through phone or e-mail.  Additionally, I received several e-mails with questions about assignments.  I was able to contact those parents and discuss those questions with them.  I will be calling everyone again soon. 

With regards to the assignments, yesterday I reallocated several past due assignments to the current assignment folder.  These folders have ELA and Math activities for the kids to complete.  I will be adding additional activities over the coming days.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me and I will respond as soon as possible.  Thank you and be well all!!

 

Mr. D

 

Virtual Learning Activities

3/28/20

 

Dear Students/Parents & Guardians,

              I hope all is well with you.  Because of the Governor’s shutdown, we have been asked to provide enrichment and reteach activities.  Students meeting with Mr. D. for emotional support will get their Go Zen packets, complete what you can.  Students meeting with Mr. D for Gifted services will be provided their States packets to finish.  Some students received sight word lists.  Please drill and practice your sight words.  If you have questions please e-mail Mr. D.  Furthermore, I have provided activities for all the children to complete on my school web page.  To access these activities, Go to shcsd.org, click on the our schools tab, click on faculty websites and lastly click on Mr. D’s website.  My background information will appear.  On the left, there will be a list of options to choose; click on assignments.  From there, choose the assignments based on grade level and support type.  Choose an activity to complete and fill out the activity log.  Upon our return to school, assignments and the activity log will be collected.  If you have any questions, please contact me by e-mail.  I will be available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 9-11.  Thanks much and be well all!!

 

Respectfully,

 

Mr. D

FROM MARCH 31ST THROUGH THE END OF THE SHUTDOWN, I WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE SUPPORT FROM 9AM TO 11AM VIA E-MAIL Monday-Friday.  I HOPE ALL ARE WELL AND SAFE!!
 
"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."  -Wayne Dyer-

Professional Training & Background

 

Hello all,

My name is Toby Dick and I am a 1989 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School.  Upon graduating, I enrolled at Juniata College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies in 1993.  After teaching for several years at Adelphoi Village and Cove Forge, I went back to school to earn a Masters Degree in Special Education from Shippensburg University.  Since then, I have been employed as a Special Education teacher at Southern Huntingdon for 18 years.  My work experiences are quite eclectic.  In addition to my teaching certifications, I am a licensed behavioral consult and a certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapist

 

Position

 

At Southern Huntingdon, I serve as the Itinerant Learning and Emotional Support Teacher.  Over the past two years, I have provided pull-out lessons for enrichment in the elementary schools.  The following is a description of Itinerant Learning and Emotional support.

 

Itinerant Learning Support

 

Students remain in the general school setting and meet individually or in

small groups with an Itinerant Support teacher. The IEP Team decides

frequency, duration of services, and sets the goals to be accomplished.

The support can include:

 

* increasing capacity of regular classroom teachers to meet the variety of needs of students who have a Learning Disability (LD)

* provide instructional and educational support services to students diagnosed a learning disability

* develop plans with educational strategies to address key areas of strengths and weaknesses for individual students

* review formal assessments

* conduct observations

* consult with teachers and other team members (e.g. ASD team, SLP)

* provide direct support to students to address specific concerns (e.g. memory, organization, and specific academic skill set development)

 

Itinerant Emotional Support

 

Students remain in the general school setting and meet individually or in

small groups with an Emotional Support teacher. The IEP Team decides

frequency, duration of services, and sets the goals to be accomplished.

The support can include:

 

*   Assisting the students in the development of work and study skills

*  Enhancing student self-esteem and confidence

*  Teaching strategies for managing school and environmental stress

*  Teaching skills to cope with emotional, behavioral, and academic problems*  Age-appropriate socialization

*  Facilitating communication among the student, school personnel, parents, and others

*  Consulting with school and agency personnel on educational and behavioral strategies for the student

*  Assist the IEP Team in developing a positive behavioral support plan that addresses strategies and supports to ensure consistent and effective methods to help students demonstrate appropriate behaviors

 

 "Children must be taught how to think; not what to think"

Margaret Mead