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23640 Airport Road | Coshocton, Ohio 43812-9599 | Phone: 740.622.0211 | Fax: 740.623.4651
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Intervention Specialists
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Intervention Specialists
Intervention Specialists are skilled and experienced in working with and originating Individual Education Plans or IEP's. Specialists must have a Special Education Certification and possess at least a Bachelor's Degree. Intervention Specialists have experience working with Special Education students in both a self-contained and a mainstream environment, with a emphasis on working with academics and reading instruction, as well as proficiency intervention.

 
General English I and General English II: Ms. Thompson
 
These classes are geared toward the Career Center student that needs English skills to succeed in the workforce upon graduation. There is a focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary enrichment and writing. Ms. Thompson’s philosophy in this classroom is that all students enjoy reading; they just haven't found the right book yet! There is a focus on reading novels in class that spark an interest in the student and encourages them to pursue reading further on their own. Ms. Thompson loves to direct her students toward books that she thinks they would like to read in their leisure time. She also has a wide variety of novels available in her classroom for students to borrow.

 
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Mr. Prater
Special Education Coordinator 
 
Mr. Jason Prater is a graduate of Ridgewood High School and Muskingum University. He has degrees in Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate K-12 and Physical Education/Health K-12. He earned a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Muskingum University. Mr. Prater began his teaching career in 1996.

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Ms. Thompson
Intervention Specialist 
 
Ms. Kathy Thompson has been employed by the Coshocton County Career Center since 2013.
 
Ms. Thompson graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 2014, she received an ISP license from Muskingum University. She is currently working on finishing her master’s degree in Education at Muskingum University.
 
Ms. Thompson taught English and Social Studies at the middle school level in New Jersey for 11 years.

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Mr. Wears
Intervention Specialist 
 
Mr. Neal Wears has been employed by the Coshocton County Career Center since August 2015.
 
Mr. Wears is 2004 graduate of Ridgewood High School. In 2008, he graduated from Heidelberg College, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education. He holds an Adolescent-Young Adult Integrated Social Studies license from the Ohio Department of Education. In 2013, he added his K-12 Mild to Moderate Special Education license from Muskingum University.

 
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