• Welcome! My name is Stephanie Balak. I teach learning support here at South Hanover. I started teaching here during the 2017-18 school year, but taught learning support in other school districts before coming to LD. I graduated from Millersville University with my degree in Elementary and Special education in 2012. I am currently working towards my masters degree in Reading. I was one of the coaches for the first Girls on the Run here this year at South and that was a blast! 

    I got married in 2014 to my husband who is a 5th grade teacher in Lancaster. We love to travel together and try new places, especially if it involves hiking! We also love to go to the beach. One of our favorite places to go is OBX, North Carolina. 

    My husband and I in one of our favorite places, OBX, North Carolina  

     About Our Classroom: 

    • I share a classroom with Miss Spanos, the other learning support teacher. Together, we work to support students in Kindergarten-5th Grade. 
    • Miss Spanos and I utilize a combination of: support within the general education classroom and small group support in the learning support classroom to meet our student's needs. 
    • We work closely with the grade-level teachers to collaboratively support our student's academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs.