Have the courage to move beyond mere discussion and act. Encourage and help others use their strengths. Live in a way that challenges others to reach for more and unlock the unlimited possibilities for positive change. Be a visionary! Take the first step even when others are content standing still in mediocrity."
- Elizabeth Stecher (Inspiring Children)
Special Education Staff
District Director of Special Education:
- Mr. Nick Pulizzi
Special Education Administrative Support:
- Ms. Marianne Nolan
- Ms. Lisa Wandell
- Ms. Abigail Carr
District Wide Related Service Staff:
- Mrs. Janice Plumley
- Mrs. Edythe Russell
- Mrs. Teresa Stowell-Hollis
- Mrs. Betty Hogeboon
- Mrs. Marla Koelbel
- Mrs. Kaitlin Lindsley
- Mrs. Sara Meier
- Mrs. Shannon Bell
- Mrs. Kathleen Lucason
- Mrs. Kari Cieslak
Physical Therapy: MO-BOCES (Tina Brown - District Wide)
Educational Audiology: CITI Oswego BOCES (Kimberly Sacco - District Wide)
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired: MO-BOCES (Mr. Paul Mancerella - District Wide)
Services for students with Section 504 plans and IEPs vary depending on the needs of the student. We always look for ways to meet the student's needs within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Special Education Programs: Resource Room, Consultant Teacher (Direct and Indirect), 15:1 classes, 15:1:1 classes, 15:1 Lite classes, 12:1:1 classes; including access to out-of-district programs such as 8:1:1 and 12:1:4.
Related Services: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired, Counseling...
For information on Occupational Therapy, go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/ot/
For information on Physical Therapy, go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pt/
For information on Speech Therapy and Audiology, go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/
Under IDEA, there are 13 classifications. They are as follows:
|Hearing Impairment||Intellectual Disability|
|Multiple Disabilities (MD)||Orthopedic Impairment|
|Other Health Impaired (OHI)||Learning Disability (LD)|
|Speech/Language Impairment||Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Visual Impairment including blindness|
In order to be eligible for Special Education, the disability must adversely affect educational performance.