Welcome to the High School Campus
at Burlington County Special Services School District
20 Pioneer BlvdWestampton, NJ 08060609-261-5600 ext. 2100About the Supervisor:
Katie Hardgrove is the Supervisor of Education on the High School Campus.
Mrs. Hardgrove is a new member of the BCSSSD community and brings over 18 years’ experience in the field of special education as a leader and teacher working with students with varying diagnoses ranging from Preschool to High School.
During Mrs. Hardgrove’s early years in high school, she was an active member of the Interact Club which is where she began to develop her leadership skills serving as the president and treasurer of the club. She was a volunteer for Special Olympics and completed community service projects locally and in various states throughout the country. Her passion for serving the community did not stop there and she went on to serve in the AmeriCorps* National Civilian Community Corps (A*NCCC) program in California. After that, she enrolled in college focused on becoming a Special Education Teacher. While in college, she worked at the Arc of Somerset County serving as a coordinator of respite programs, direct support staff in group home settings, and worked as a teacher’s assistant. She also worked at the Extended School Year (ESY) program in a private special education school as a teacher’s assistant.
After graduating from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree and a teacher of the handicapped certification, she began as a classroom teacher at the Children’s Center of Monmouth County. She served as a teacher for five years and during that time was enrolled in a master’s program for administration, serving as an educational/building mentor, completing her administrative internship, and obtaining her standard Supervisor certification. She received her Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. Her first administrative position was at the Schroth School- LADACIN Network at which time she began participating in the NJ Leaders 2 Leaders program.
Following that position, she obtained her standard principal certification and has recently served as the principal/supervisor at the Rock Brook School for the past 12 years. Mrs. Hardgrove’s career accomplishments include establishing a high school program, re-starting a preschool program, establishing a comprehensive behavior management program including serving as the staff trainer for the program, being responsible for the planning and implementation of professional development programs, and supporting a technology-rich school environment.
In addition to these accomplishments, Mrs. Hardgrove also completed post-graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis at Rutgers University and will be looking into completing the final requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).Here's a list of Online Resources.