For more information:

Contact the Program Coordinator at:

Mrs. Megan Day
Prevention Specialist Coordinator

270 Ohio River Blvd.
Baden, PA 15005
(724)-869-2222 ext. 227


To Contact Your School's Assigned Prevention Specialist:

Kathy Gorka (
Western Beaver (Mondy)
Beaver Falls Middle School (Tuesday)
Midland (Wednesday)
Baden Academy (Thursday)
Beaver Falls Elementary (Friday)

Marissa Damon (
Rochester Elementary (Monday)
Ambridge State Street Elementary (Tuesday)
Ambridge Middle School (Thursday)
Freedom Area School District (Friday)

Sarah Antal (
Central Valley Area School District (Tuesday)
Blackhawk Area School District (Wednesday)
New Brighton Area School District (Thursday)
Riverside Area School District (Friday)

Jacque Dillon
Beaver Area School District (Tuesday)
Aliquippa School District (Wednesday)
Southside Area School District (Thursday)
Hopewell Area School District (Friday)

Virginia Sallis-Jardine (

Highland Elementary

Lisa Polidora (

Ambridge High School (M-F)

Barb Martz (

Freedom Area School District (M-F)

The Prevention Specialist Program was developed to provide prevention services in several schools across the county. Each Prevention Specialist has a unique set of skills that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Group and Individual Sessions
  • Crisis Response & Management
  • Attendance Monitoring and Communication
  • Student Assistance Program Participation
  • Student Assistance Program Coordination
  • Classroom lessons
  • Character Education
  • Grief Groups
  • Peer Mediation
  • Behavior Management
  • Disciplinary Referrals
  • Truancy Meetings

There are several curricula, topics, and programs that the Prevention Specialists staff are trained to teach and coordinate. These include:

  • All Stars
  • Second Step
  • Too Good For Drugs
  • Peacemakers
  • We Know BETter
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Too Good for Violence
  • Connect with Kids
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Graduation Safety
  • Prom Promise
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Talk Early
  • Yoga in Schools

In Beaver County, our Prevention Specialists are utilized in all districts.  Two, of which, are receiving full-time, contracted Prevention Services: Ambridge and Freedom.

The Beaver County Teen Leadership Committee

The Mr. Beaver County Program designates portions of Prevention Specialists services and are organized by the Lead Prevention Specialist.

  • Beaver County Teen Leadership Committee (BCTLC) is a county wide teen leadership initiative utilized to encourage the growth and development of the natural leaders among Beaver County youth. Each school district is encouraged to send a representative to sit on the committee. The committee works together to create and organize programs that will help better the community. One of the programs that BCTLC helps organize is the Mr. Beaver County program.
  • The Mr. Beaver County Scholarship Program is a countywide drug and alcohol free program designed to showcase the county's remarkable male youth and to promote community spirit. Each school district is encouraged to send a representative to compete in the program and be awarded a scholarship.