SPECIAL SERVICES

RMCTC is committed to providing each student with the necessary academic support and critical skill attainment they need to become productive members of a complex and demanding workforce.

We work in partnership with our sponsoring districts, business and industry and port-secondary education institutions to achieve these goals.

Our school offers an array of support services tailored to individual student needs which focus on the unique learning styles and aptitudes of each student through our education programs, counseling services, and school nurse.

Examples of these special services include:

  • A team of instructional support professionals and paraprofessionals who provide assistance to students requiring additional support to satisfy the curriculum requirements.
  • A Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the campus for students to work in small learning groups, testing, and to utilize computer-assisted instruction.
  • Printed materials, bilingual staff, and communication outlets provided in both English and Spanish.

Ms. StettlerLiteracy Integration Specialist – Mrs. Tracy Stettler

Biography
I was born and raised in Berks County and currently reside in Leesport with my husband and son.  I love working with the staff and students at RMCTC.  My role as Literacy Coach allows me to assist teachers with literacy implementation in their program areas, curriculum development and new teacher induction.  I facilitate a Reading Program and have a small library available to all students.

Education:
1985 graduate of Muhlenberg High School and Reading Muhlenberg AVTS – Commercial Baking program
1986 graduate of Empire Beauty School
Culinary Institute of America – Update for Educators
Governor’s Institute on Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
SREB Technology Centers that Work Literacy training and implementation
MAXX Teaching training

Work Experience
I have worked for various food service establishments and ran a successful catering business.  I started my career in education as an Instructional Assistant in the Culinary Arts program at Berks Career and Technology Center.  I served as the Baking and Pastry Arts instructor at Reading Muhlenberg CTC for 11 years before transitioning to Literacy Coach in 2010.

Community Service
Family Career and Community Leaders of America Master Advisor, CEAT Team member and Board of Directors.

Interests
I enjoy reading, golf, camping, cooking & baking, running and gardening.

Certifications/Awards/Organizations
Vocational Education II Teaching Certification/Bachelor Equivalency – Temple University
ServSafe Instructor and Exam Proctor Certification
Penn Literacy Network
Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching

Mrs. Kathie MurrayMath Integration Specialist – Mrs. Kathie Murray

Biography
I was born in Delaware and raised in Laureldale, PA. I’ve lived in Rhode Island, New York City, and North Carolina. I currently reside in the Reading area with my husband and two sons. I enjoy spending time with family traveling the U.S. and abroad. Recently I’ve found a love of running, and I enjoy participating in local races.

Education
Muhlenberg High School
A.S. Culinary Arts, B.S. Foodservice Management, Johnson & Wales University, Providence Campus. M.Ed., Temple University

Certifications and Awards
ServSafe Certifed
Temple Teacher Leadership

Work Experience
I have been working in the hospitality industry since high school, where my first job was as a hostess at a local restaurant. I fell in love with the fast paced, energetic environment of the food service industry and made plans and attended one of the top culinary schools in the United States. At Johnson & Wales, I excelled in my classes and simultaneously worked full time as a teaching assistant and fellow. This experience was invaluable, and I had the opportunity to work in a variety of food service establishments, including university, ala carte, banquet, casual, and fine dining. Working as a teaching assistant and fellow, I realized my love for teaching students.

I was recruited directly out of college to work for the prestigious Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Working in an upscale environment allowed me to see the finest examples of culinary and baking artistry in the world. It also allowed me to meet and serve a diverse group of customers, including celebrities and dignitaries.

From New York City, I chose to move to North Carolina to join a large and fast-growing corporation, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). There I was able to continue growing my culinary knowledge while improving on my management skills, and I was promoted to manager, general manager, and regional training manager, respectively. I worked for CPK for nine and a half years and managed a large, young, diverse staff in the upscale casual restaurant. These combined experiences helped me become a well-rounded baker and to grow my appreciation for fine food and dining.

Hire Date
2010

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in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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