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Special Student Services

Welcome to the Trinity Area School District (TASD) Special Student Services website. In addition to providing a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum, the District is also committed to providing the necessary services so that all students become successful, lifelong learners. Consequently, an array of Special Student Services is offered in each building. Our mission is to provide the necessary supports to maximize the academic, social, and emotional growth for each and every student.

Department Staff

Mr. Kenneth Cross

Director of Special Education
Phone: 724-225-5380 ext. 6518
Fax:  724-228-6241
Mr. Cross began his position as the Director of Special Education for the Trinity Area School District in April of 2018. 
Prior to becoming an administrator within the Trinity Area School District, Mr. Cross was a middle school special education teacher in the Burgettstown Area School District while later becoming their Director of Special Education. Mr. Cross later became the Director of Student Services in the Beaver Area School District while also serving as the Director of Special Education for the Mt. Lebanon School District. Throughout his career, Mr. Cross also spent time being an adjunct instructor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for several years, while teaching an evening undergraduate class within the University’s Special Education Department.
Mr. Cross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Education degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He also earned his Special Education Supervision Certificate through SRU as well. 
Mr. Cross is excited to join the Trinity Area School District’s long tradition of student excellence while helping to develop quality programs and services for students with disabilities. 


Dr. Rosa Tucker - School Psychologist
  724-225-5380 ext. 6525

Mrs. Kathy Underwood - Transition Coordinator
 724-225-5380 ext. 6526

Mrs. Cindy Kerr - Secretary to the Director of Special Education
  724-225-5380 ext. 6520

Mrs. Patty Matusky- Access Coordinator
 724-225-5380 ext. 6519

Mrs. Tracy Tush - Special Education Secretary
 724-225-5380 ext. 6521