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Mr. Sean Fathel is a highly professional and detail-oriented Certified School Psychologist with skills in various disciplines. As a father of a child with special needs, he is a firm believer that all children have the capacity to learn. Instilled in him is a strong passion to advocate for children and their families to achieve a child’s full potential.  


Mr. Fathel has many years of experience as a psychologist, public educator, residential educator, private tutor, child/family therapist and BrainSTEPS team member. He has worked extensively with children that have learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health needs and executive functioning needs. Beyond that, he taught English abroad in China and a piece of his heart will always be there.  


Mr. Fathel interfaces with legal and educational professionals on a regular basis around special education, program development, and evaluations. He has led professional development sessions, assisted with Special Education state audits and served on many leadership teams. Additionally, he is a board member of I Choose Life Ministries and a member of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).  


Mr. Fathel earned his undergraduate degree from King’s College and then pursued his Master’s degree at Wilkes University. He furthered his studies and commitment to the field of education by earning an Education Specialist certification in School Psychology at Eastern University and a certification in Special Education Leadership from Drexel University.  Mr. Fathel holds certifications in the following areas: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Special Education, School Psychology and English as a Second Language. Among many of his credentials, Mr. Fathel is also skillfully trained in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). He has worked collaboratively with teams to determine the presence of autism spectrum disorder and the necessary interventions to promote skill development.  


In his free time, he enjoys being with family, physical fitness, volunteering, vacationing at the beach and DIY projects. He and his wife have 4 adopted children and support children in the foster care system.  

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