MIU IV Leadership Award
Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is proud to announce the 2022 Leadership Award recipient, Richael Fertig.Richael has served MIU IV for 24 years, 8 of those years as a Special Education Supervisor.At our November Board Meeting, Richael was recognized with the Leadership Award for fostering and promoting the role and vision of a regional service agency.Below are quotes from Richael's MIU IV colleagues expressing why Richael is so deserving of our 20th MIU IV Leadership Award."Richael has been a steady and reliable presence; always ready to try something new, always ready to lead in a new direction. She is deserving and, in fact, overdue for this recognition."-Dr. Wayde Killmeyer, Executive Director, MIU IV"Richael offers guidance, encouragement, and assistance to her staff. It is not uncommon to see others seeking her out as a voice of reason or for a suggestion to solve a problem."-Melissa Wyllie, Director of Special Education Services, MIU IV"There is something special about a supervisor who makes you feel appreciated and valued within your place of employment. The kind and caring emails, phone calls, words of encouragement, check-ins, and simple 'thank yous' from Richael serve as a reminder that the work I do is both valued and appreciated."-Alison Paoletta, Educational Consultant, MIU IVCongratulations Richael! Your hard work, compassion, and dedication to our organization and its students embody our IU's vision and spirit. MIU IV is thankful to you.#miu4u #miu4proud #bethegood #bethechangeMidwestern Intermediate Unit IV is an educational service agency that provides programs and services to 27 school districts in Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties. As one of 29 Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania, MIU IV implements projects administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the General Assembly, and the United States Department of Education.
Degrees and Certifications:
David Mastropietro2002Megan Smith2003Gerald Dambach2004Virginia Moore2005Cecelia Yauger2006Lorinda Hess2007Elaine Nagel2008Susan Black2009Kristen Salina2010John Kassi2011Scott Powner2012Frank Cloud2013Robert Barber2014Brenda Marino2015
Maggie Lockovich2016Nancy Powner2017Melissa Wyllie