From the Executive Director

2016: The Start of a New Year

About This IssueWelcome to 2016! We are nearly halfway through the 2015-2016 school year, which is nearly impossible to believe. Yet, despite not having an official Pennsylvania state budget, our work and commitment to those we serve has continued.

Each and every day I have the pleasure of 

seeing the work that is being done at IU13 and the difference it’s making for students, families, school districts, and communities, be it:

Read the January 2016 Issue of the IU13 Outlook Newsletter!

This is just a sampling of the powerful and multifaceted work that creates the fabric of IU13. We are here to serve, innovate, and problem solve. And when we see a group of students use their mobile devices to recite lines on stage, help a preschooler enter kindergarten no longer needing speech therapy, and hear of a school district saving thousands of dollars through collaboration, we get JAZZED and it inspires us to forge ahead. It proves that we are making a difference!

Inside this issue are a few short stories and videos about our work. I encourage you to take some time and view them (and even share them with your digital network of family, friends, and coworkers). And if you have a question about a particular service or want to offer a suggestion, please feel free to contact us at We are always listening and ready to serve! 


Brian D. Barnhart, Ed.D.
Executive Director