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Janet Sloand - Drexel University Associate Clinical Professor for MS in Special Education
Clinical Professor

Janet Sloand, EdD


EdD, Duquesne University
MS, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Program Affiliation

MS, Special Education
BS, Special Education
EdD, Educational Leadership & Management
  • Sloand, J., Bobbie Glass (2010) Forming Professional and Family Partnerships, Pennsylvania Early Intervention, Volume 8- Number 3


  • ​Reflections on the Journey: Earning Leadership, Norham Centre for Leadership Studies, Oxford University. International Leadership Conference
  • Special Education Leadership
  • Resiliency and Impact on Student Learning
  • Cyber Education
  • Parental Engagement in Education
  • Commonwealth Connections Academy (2014-2016)
    Senior Director of Student Development
  • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23 (2007-2014)
    Director, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
  • Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (2003-2007)
    Director of Special Services
  • Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (2000-2003)
    Director, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
  • Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (1998-2000)
    Program Coordinator, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

  • Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 (1992-1998)
    Education Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

  • United Cerebral Palsy of the Capital Area (1989-1992)
    Director, Technology-Learning-Collaboration Project

  • United Cerebral Palsy of the Capital Area (1986-1989)
    Administrator, Child and Community Services and Programs

  • United Cerebral Palsy of the Capital Area (1980-1986)
    Speech-Language/Communication Therapist

Dr. Janet Sloand has worked in the field of special education for the past 36 years. Janet joined the faculty of Drexel University in 2016 as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Special Education Program. Prior to joining Drexel University, Janet served in a number of key roles within Pre-K to 12 education system in Pennsylvania including having served as the Director of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, the Senior Director of Student Services at Commonwealth Connections Charter School, and the Special Education Director at Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. Before becoming an administrator, Janet was a special education teacher and a speech therapist working with children with significant disabilities for 6 years.  She has a lifelong passion for working collaboratively with parents in improving educational outcomes for students and has partnered with Pennsylvania Parent Training Centers to bring about systems change. She is a well-known state and national presenter in the areas of Assistive Technology, Autism, Early Reading Instruction, Special Education Leadership, Students with Complex Instructional Needs and Systems Change.  Janet holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Shippensburg University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Duquesne University.  Janet lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with her husband and loves to walk, read, and travel in her spare time.  She adores her family especially her nieces, nephew and 2 grandchildren.