Special Education

Department Chairperson: Gail Schlenger
GaSchlenger@ccsd.ws

Co-Chairperson: Cara DiNapoli
CaDiNapoli@ccsd.ws
(914) 238-7201 x2633

Program

PROGRAM
The Special Education program represents a continuum of services that meets the needs of a diverse group of learners. The Committee on Special Education (CSE) designates students as requiring educational support based on testing and other evaluative tools. The CSE then recommends programs and services that meet the needs of each student. Some examples of programs and services on this continuum include learning center, co-taught classes, related services (e.g. literacy, speech/language, counseling), and teaching assistant support. The purpose of Special Education programs and services is to "level the playing field" so that students with identified disabilities can access the curriculum and actively participate as learners.

GOALS
The goals of the Special Education program are to help students become more efficient, confident, independent learners. We want our students to understand their strengths, challenges, and learning styles, and to advocate for themselves.

SE Teachers

Michael Abulencia

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Mary Callaghan

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Cara DiNapoli

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Janet Fletcher

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Kerin Heim

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Patricia Janecka

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Mary Ellen Kelly

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Jessica Leitman

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Annamarie Marasco

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Charles Mckenna

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Teresa McKenna

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Susan Miller

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Gail Schlenger

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Department Chairperson

Jacqueline Simone

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Yvette Sullivan

Teacher/Instructional Staff

Jacqueleen Zamora

Teacher/Instructional Staff

SE Teaching Assistants

Janice Alfonso

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Lynne Brennan

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant/Academic Intervention

Charles Buchanan

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Adriana Del Pozzo

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Victoria Demagistris

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Nicole Diamente

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Department Co-Chairperson

Nancie Felton

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Elizabeth Fries

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Jannel King

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Mirjam Lord

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Ann Marie Masciana

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Pamela Minutoli

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Lisa Muoio

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Charles Riggs

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Rashmi Sadana

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Katherine Schaeffler

Teaching Assistant

Helen Teevan

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

Lori Tenefrancia

Teacher/Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistant

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