Menu

All media inquiries and questions should be sent in writing to Theresa Kinsinger, Director of Organizational Services.

  • CAIU Executive Director Search Underway

    Nov 06, 2017

    The CAIU Board of Directors has been working with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to search for an executive director to replace Cindy Mortzfeldt, who is retiring in December.

    The position has been advertised throughout the commonwealth and tristate areas. In addition, focus groups have been conducted with superintendents and administrators from school districts served by CAIU, as well as with CAIU staff and parents. From the focus groups, the board will develop a candidate profile and an array of interview questions that center on the needs and challenges facing the intermediate unit.

    The CAIU Board of Directors is on target to have the search process completed by late fall in order to have an executive director who can assume his or her responsibilities at the CAIU in December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    We look forward to working with the community to bring an outstanding educational leader to CAIU!

  • Deadline Extended for Nominations for the Decima Award in Special Education

    Oct 03, 2017

    Do you know an educator who goes above and beyond in the area of special education? Please consider nominating them for the 2017 Josephine J. Decima Award. This award is presented annually to a teacher in the CAIU’s service area whose commitment and service in the field of special education epitomizes the qualities that Josephine Decima demonstrated in her work with children.

    The winner will be honored by the CAIU and presented with a $500 monetary award donated by the Decima family.   

    Nominees should demonstrate:

    • Advocacy for the educational needs of all children, especially those with physical and mental challenges.
    • Compassion for students with special needs.
    • Commitment to help children with special needs become a vital part of the community.
    • Effort to provide valuable and practical life experiences for students with special needs.
    • Willingness to share knowledge, skills, and experiences with colleagues in order to strengthen educational programs and pedagogy.

    Nominations
    Nominations can come from professionals or the community. Nominees must be an educator of students with special needs who works within the CAIU service area, and must hold PA Level II Certification in the area of special education.

    2017 Decima Award Nomination Instructions and Application
    (Download to complete application)

    Nomination Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017

  • Fall Sign Language Classes

    Sep 06, 2017
    Registration is open for the following Sign Language Classes which are scheduled on Tuesdays from 6-8:00pm, September 19 to November 14, 2017.

    Level I - UPDATE: THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    Level II - This class assumes that the participant has acquired basic skills taught in an introductory course. The course will continue vocabulary development. Level II will also introduce classifiers, directionality, and some basic ASL grammar.

    Deadline to register is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

    For more information regarding registration and to view the brochure please Click Here.
  • Second Annual Tinker Expo, October 17

    Sep 05, 2017

    The Capital Area Intermediate Unit is excited to announce that registration is open for its second annual Tinker Expo on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

    The Tinker Expo will feature the latest in maker-movement inspired products and projects supporting the 4 Cs in education: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The day will be full of opportunities for conversations with educators and organizations to inspire attendees to become an innovative practitioner.

    The Tinker Expo will feature the latest in maker-movement inspired products and projects supporting the 4 Cs in education: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The day will be full of opportunities for conversations with educators and organizations to inspire attendees to become an innovative practitioner.

    Breakout EDU Workshop, 1-3:30 p.m.
    Register for an introductory workshop that focuses on problem solving and engaging students of any age in their learning. BreakoutEDU games were created by teachers to teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. Workshop leaders will outline how a simple kit of locks, keys, and codes can be employed to provide a variety of classroom activities. Walk away with your own Breakout EDU kit to use in your classroom/school! Seats are limited to 20 participants and preregistration is required. The workshop fee is $100.

    Food trucks
    Food trucks will also be onsite for lunch. Registration includes a $10 lunch voucher to use at the food trucks of your choice.

    Register
    Space is limited! Register today at the following link: https://goo.gl/tfXAhW

  • CAIU seeking next executive director

    Aug 07, 2017

    The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) is seeking an exceptional educational leader to be its next executive director. The CAIU Board of Directors is looking for a forward-thinking leader who has a strong academic background and experience managing an administrative team. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, solid business acumen, compassionate leadership, proactive decision-making, consensus-building abilities, and entrepreneurial expertise.

    The CAIU is offering a four-year contract that features a regionally competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates must possess, or be eligible for, a Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. The successful candidate will be required to submit state and federal criminal and child abuse clearances required by Pennsylvania State law.

    About the CAIU
    The CAIU serves the needs of over 6,500 students and their families in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and northern York counties with a variety of educational programs, including: special education, gifted education, alternative education, online education, preschool education, statewide initiatives, and other unique educational programming.  Students receive direct and indirect services in the CAIU’s 24-member school districts, two vocational technical schools, over 50 non-public schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and other educational institutions.

    Application
    Review of applications will begin in October 2017. The target date for employment is December 2017. Chester County Intermediate Unit is conducting the confidential search on behalf of the CAIU Board of Directors. The new executive director will replace Cindy Mortzfeldt, who is retiring in December after 39 years in public education. 

    Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and application materials to Dr. Joseph O’Brien, Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 or via email at CAIUEDSearch@cciu.org.

    For more information and application instructions, visit www.cciu.org/executivesearch or email CAIUEDSearch@cciu.org. All applications and inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. The Capital Area Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity employer.

  • CAIU’s Daren Moran granted PASBO professional registration

    Aug 07, 2017

    Moran, DarenDaren Moran, business manager of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU), has been approved for initial status as a Pennsylvania Registered School Business Administrator (PRSBA) by the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO).

    Moran has been employed by the CAIU since 2003.  He is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the daily business operations and activities of the CAIU. He also is responsible for the planning and implementation of business related policies, programs and procedures to ensure the safeguarding of the CAIU's assets. Moran also serves as the treasurer for CAIU's educational foundation, Champions for Children.

    In order to be granted the professional registration status by PASBO, a school business official must meet strict personal, ethical and professional standards established for the registration program. These include formal education, experience and continuing education.  Once attained, the registration will be renewed every four years.


  • Request for Proposals: Tinker Expo 2017

    Jun 29, 2017

    If you are an educator or business and you love to tinker and are inspired by maker-movement products such as 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Makey-Makeys, Breakout boxes, and Ozibots, why not share your knowledge and passion with the local education community? Request for proposals to showcase products and projects at the second Capital Area Intermediate Unit Tinker Expo is now open.

    The Tinker Expo will feature the latest in maker-movement inspired products and projects supporting the 4 Cs in education: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Similar to a Maker Faire, the day will be full of opportunities for conversations with educators and organizations to inspire attendees to become an innovative practitioner.

    The expo will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the CAIU. General registration will open on August 1.

    Be a part of this fun, engaging, and exciting day! If you are interested in participating or showcasing a tinker space, please complete the form at the link below by July 31.

    Submit a proposal:  https://goo.gl/muomZX 

    For more information, contact Jill Neuhard at jneuhard@caiu.org.

  • CAEA Announces 2016-17 Scholarship Recipient

    May 22, 2017

    The Capital Area Education Association (CAEA) is pleased to announce that the 2016-17 scholarship recipient is Katie Stadler, a senior from Central Dauphin High School! Katie will receive a $500 scholarship to Harrisburg Area Community College. While at Harrisburg Area Community College, she will pursue a career in special education.

    The CAEA members who served on the 2016-17 scholarship committee were: Monica Edwards, Janelle Paul, Nancy Maust, Susan Brussese, Emily Sidelinger, Jill Bradley, and Patricia Benner.

    To those members and colleagues at the CAIU who continue to support to the scholarship each year, thank you!

  • Join us for the Career Open House May 25

    May 12, 2017

    If you, or someone you know, is looking for a career in education in central Pennsylvania, plan to attend the CAIU Career Open House on Thursday, May 25. Professionals should bring their resumes and will have the opportunity to apply and interview onsite. Registration for this event is not necessary.

    We are seeking
    Teachers
    Paraprofessionals
    Speech/language clinicians
    Occupational therapists
    Physical therapists
    and other certified and licensed professionals

    When
    Thursday, May 25, 1-5 p.m.

    Where
    CAIU campus
    55 Miller Street, Enola PA 17025

    Learn more.
  • Summer Sign Language Classes

    May 10, 2017
    Registration is open for the following Sign Language Classes which are scheduled on Tuesdays from 6-8:00pm, June 13 to July 25, 2017.

    Level I - This is a beginner class - no previous experience with sign language is needed. The course will include ABC's and numbers, basic vocabulary, light conversation and an introduction to Deaf Culture.

    Conversation/Level III - This class will focus on using ASL in converstaion. It is designed for those who have completed Levels 1 and 2 and would like more exposure to American Sign Language. Topics covered will include classifiers, non-manual markers, idioms, and ASL grammar within conversational topics.

    Deadline to register is Friday, June 2, 2017.

    For more information regarding registration and to view the brochure please Click Here.