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Special Education Office

As a department, our primary goal is to support all students to help them to have a positive and successful school experience.  Some students require an individualized education program (IEP) for this support if they are classified as a student with an educational disability.  This plan will meet the educational needs of the student with a disability and describe the services that the student is entitled to from the school district.  In order to determine if a student is in need of additional services, a referral to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) is required.  A parent/guardian needs to make a request for referral to this committee in writing and submit it to the Office of Special Education. 
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Mary Jo Dunkle
Interim Director of Special Education & Pupil Personnel Services​​​​​​



Director of Special Education Elementary (K-5)
Ann Logel
Interim Director of Special Education Secondary (6-12)
 Luann Holland
Administrative Assistant to CPSE (preschool)
Lauren Whelan
Administrative Assistant of CSE (school-aged)
Carrie (Caroline)O'Brien
Administrative Assistant of Special Education Finances

Brittany DiStefano, M.S. Ed, BCBA
Behavior Specialist

Christine Berry, Ph.D.

A letter requesting a referral to the Committee on Special Education should include: 

  • Student's name
  • Student's date of birth
  • reference to area(s) of concern that may be evaluated

Student Support Services available beyond the regular, comprehensive educational program are:

  • Psychological Services
  • Special Education Instruction
  • Speech/Language Therapy Services
  • Occupational & Physical Therapy Services
  • Social Emotional & Counseling Services