I am excited to introduce myself and help you learn a little about who I am! My name is Lydia Everhart and I joined the district in January 2008 as a substitute teacher and then on February 12, 2012 began my journey as the Transition Coordinator for the Special Education Department. My Journey to my current position has led me to many different areas of the United States, and has given me many different types of experiences, from living in Montana to being back home, in the great state of Pennsylvania. My career and life journey has led me to one of the most rewarding jobs since I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995.Education:Bucktail Area Jr./Sr. High School 1985-1991The Pennsylvania State UniversityAugust 1991- December 1995Bachelor of Science, Agricultural SciencesMinors: Poultry Technology and ManagementExtension EducationThe Pennsylvania State University 2003-2008Certification, Agriculture EducationThe Univerisity of Phoenix 2009-2011Master of Education, Special EducationProfessional Experience:4-H and Youth Development Extension AgentJanuary 1996-December 2002The Pennsylvania State UniversityState 4-H and Youth ManagerJanuary 2003-January 2008The Pennsylvania State UniversityStudent Teacher, Agriculture EducationJan 2008-May 2008State College Area School District, CTCSubstitute TeacherJanuary 2008-August 2011State College Area School DistrictStudent Teacher, Special EducationAugust-December 2011State College Area School DistrictTransition CoordinatorFebruary 2012-PresentState College Area School DistrictCertifications :Agriculture Eduction Level II CertificationSpecial Education K-12 Level II CertificationNational Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator Program; Community Lead Instructor 2007
Research and Publications:
Refereed journal Articles
Radhakrishna, R.B., Sinasky, M. & Everhart, L. (2005) Educational Value of 4-H competitive events as perceived by 4-H Participants(Abstract). Proceedings of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, 59, 40.
Paper Presentations (Proceedings)Radhakrishna, R.B., Sinasky, M. & Everhart, L. (2005) Educational Value of 4-H competitive events as perceived by 4-H Participants(Abstract). Proceedings of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, 59, 40.
Radhakrishna, R.B.,Sterner, S., Everhart, L. (2004) Communicating Selected Outcomes and Impacts of The Pennsylvania 4-H Program. (Abstract). Proceedings of the National 4-H Agents Conference.