Deer Lakes

School District

Lonnie Nolker


About Mr. Nolker

Welcome to Mr. Nolker's Webpage!
Hello! My name is Mr. Nolker and  I am an Autistic and Learning Support teacher.  I specifically work with the students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 at East Union Intermediate Center. I focus my remediation and assistance in the area of Reading, Language Arts, Writing and Mathematics. I also teach Social Skills to help learners understand their social thinking, social skills and ways to use coping skills to support their behaviors.  
I have been teaching in Pennsylvania for 15 years. My background in education comes from private, public and cyber education. In 2011, I was a long term district substitute for the special education department at Deer Lakes. I have taught special education for 5 years and middle school science for 6 and before those years of service I worked at the Bradley School for behavioral health support.  I also have a background in curriculum instruction and design. Before Deer Lakes, I was designing a middle school science curriculum for grades 6-8.  I am a Deer Lakes graduate myself and I am excited to work with your family this year! 
For all assignments- please see your child's GOOGLE CLASSROOM- Thank you!  

  1. Green groups attend Monday and Tuesday. 
  2. All groups will be at home on Wednesday -- please check Google Classroom for your schedule/assignments for Wednesday. 
  3. Gold groups attend Thursday and Friday.


Class Explanation and Weekly Information:

For the 2020-2021 School year- your child will log into their Google Classroom to find their assignments.    
Third, fourth and fifth grade students will be working with a Reading Series from the McGraw-Hill Company- titled "Wonders"  
Math students will be working with enVisionmath 2.0. An interactive math exploration with focus on common core math standards. Also, students will be working in Connecting Math Concepts to focus on core math skills. 
Our students in Special Education will also now we exposed to the Core Instruction of the day in the regular classroom with their peers. After the Core instruction is over, they will then come to my classroom for remediation to strengthen the skills already taught in the classroom the period before.  

ELA and Math

ELA and Math Homework 
I do not assign a lot of homework. Please review the homework set up for ELA and Math in my Google classrooms. 
ELA Homework
Students are given a weekly spelling words and vocabulary words on Friday via Google Classroom.  During the next week we practice using those words. We are utilizing a program called RAZ KIDS for reading support. 

Math homework is rarely assigned because we work during class on practice problems and understanding the weekly skill we are focusing on in class.  For Math this year we are utilizing a program called I KNOW IT in addition to our regular work in the Google Classroom. 


Mr. Lonnie Nolker
Teacher, Learning Support
Grades 3, 4, and 5
57 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
 Phone: 724.265-5330 Ext. 4503
Fax: 724.265.1699

Office Hours:

Best way to make contact is by email. 
You can also call and leave a voice message. I will return your call as soon as possible. 
I am available from 7:05am-3:00pm Monday-Thursday and 7:35am-3:00pm on Friday. 

Joined Deer Lakes:



La Roche University

Graduated with a Bachelors of Art - Elementary K-6, Special Education
Middle Level Science certificate 
Graduate of Deer Lakes Sr. High School