Dr. Jonathan Stout
LHU Professor appointed chairperson to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory Board
May 30, 2012
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Dr. Jonathan Stout, assistant professor of Special Education at Lock Haven University, has been appointed to a three-year term as chairperson to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory Board for Exceptional Children, representing teachers of children with disabilities.
The Advisory Board provides guidance, advice, and recommendations, with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in Bureau of Indian Education funded schools. The Board has five top priorities: 1) Closing the Achievement Gap (Reading and Math); 2) Parent Involvement; 3) Tiered Instruction/RTI; 4) Communication and Collaboration with Tribes; and 5) Secondary Transition and Dropout Prevention.
Dr. Stout is part of the Tohono O’odham Nation tribe. The Tohono O’odham Nation is a federally-recognized tribe that includes approximately 28,000 members, occupying tribal lands in Southwestern Arizona. The Nation is the 2nd largest reservation in Arizona in both population and geographical size.
Dr. Stout will oversee Priority 3: Tiered Instruction/ Response to Intervention (RTI), which is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI approach is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.