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Potter County Education Council Welcomes New Director

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A new executive director will begin service to the Potter County Education Council on Oct. 29, bringing with her extensive experience as a professional educator. Dr. Michele Moore has served for more than 26 years in Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.  She has been working within Mansfield University for 17 years in various positions.

Dr. Moore has worked extensively with university, community and school collaboration services.  In addition to teaching, she has worked as a practicum supervisor with Penn State University, from 1997-2001; the NCATE coordinator for Mansfield University, from 2010-2012; and the assessment coordinator for the Education and Special Education Department of Mansfield University. from 2014-2017. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education with reading specialist certification from Mansfield University. In 2003, she earned her doctorate in special education from  Pennsylvania State University. Most recently, she has been a researcher for a pilot study titled, “Co-Teaching Triads: Redesigning Practice in Teacher Preparation at Mansfield University.”

Potter County Education Council delivers cost-effective educational services to the residents of Potter and McKean counties. Collaboration with area institutions of learning, businesses, and industries help the Education Council in creating opportunities for residents to achieve their educational, job and life goals.

Guide Available For Potter County Driving Tours

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April22NewHistoryTourGuidePotter County Historical Society has published a guide that offers six options for those who wish to explore the county’s roots. It’s designed as a tool to deepen local residents’ appreciation of their heritage and assist tourists who are looking for interesting adventures, according to society president David Castano. Copies of the 80-page booklet are available at the PCHS museum on North Main Street in Coudersport.

Six routes are laid out in the guide based on regions of Potter County. The booklet contains summaries of local industries, individuals and communities. Road maps with directions have been added to each section. Dozens of archival photos provide an important visual element to the engaging text. On the Northwestern Tour, drivers can see the site of a pallisaded Native American village dating back to the late Fifteenth Century. The Southeastern Tour recalls the rise and fall of the village of Cross Fork, which was teeming with a population of 2,500 or more residents plus twice that many itinerants during the lumber book of the early Twentieth Century. PCHS dedicated the booklet to the late Bob and Maxine Currin, each of whom was active with the society. They were known to take regular driving tours to explore Potter County history.

Public Meeting Nov. 15 On Potter County Human Services

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humansurrvissesHundreds of people are directly affected by programs offered by Potter County Human Services (PCHS), but few take the opportunity to provide input on how those services are delivered. An Advisory Board that’s in place to accommodate public comments and suggestions will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 pm in the PCHS building at Roulette. PCHS operates programs for victims of alcoholism and other drug abuse, older citizens, the mentally ill, children who are at risk, and the intellectually disabled. Advisory board members are appointed by the Potter County Board of Commissioners. Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to the board should contact the Commissioners Office at 274-8290, extension 207.