Special Education Hearing Officer
PA Office for Dispute Resolution
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Cathy Skidmore, Esquire, has been a full-time hearing officer in Pennsylvania for 11 years. She has been active in the field of special education dispute resolution in Pennsylvania for over 25 years, currently as a hearing officer and previously as an appellate officer. She has also had training in basic and special education mediation and had served as a mediator in Pennsylvania. Hearing Officer Skidmore has degrees and experience in special and elementary education, was formerly engaged in private law practice, and taught as an adjunct university professor in special education.