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Special Services

 

The mission of the Special Services Department is to ensure the that Special Education faculty, including teachers and related service providers, can and should be an integral part of student's education in each building. Special education services should be woven into the fabric of the overall system to enable service delivery that is as seamless as possible while simultaneously allowing special educators to reach out to struggling students in a manner that is proactive and promotes achievement.

The Department of Special Services provides support services to Region 14 students and their families in a variety of areas. Services include special education, speech and language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, school psychology and tutoring for English Language Learners.

Special education staff work closely with district faculty and staff members to identify individual student needs. Specific plans and programs for students who require them are identified through individual Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meetings. The PPT identifies those students who are eligible for special education and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are designed for the students.

Region 14 is guided by the principle that all students can learn. We are committed to having all students participate in the general education curriculum fully supported with services and instruction designed with appropriate interventions in specific skill areas to help them reach their fullest potential.

Nonnewaug High School

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Lisa Gagain

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
Amy Williams

 

Woodbury Middle School

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Debra O'Leary

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
Doriene Wester

 

Mitchell Elementary School

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Lorraine Zak

 

Bethlehem Elementary School

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Erica Fradette

 

BES-MES SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
Joy Garaci

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES

Donna Marcinek

(203) 263-0416

 

COORDINATOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

Dina Ericson

 

SPECIAL SERVICES SECRETARY

Alice Pistritto

(203) 263-0416

 

Region 14 Central office
67 Washington Avenue
Woodbury, CT 06798

8:00 am - 4:00 pm