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
Assistant District Director of Special Education:
- Mr. John Harrington
- Ms. Lisa Wandell email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Wide Related Service Staff:
- Mrs. Janice Plumley
- Mrs. Edythe Russell
- Mrs. Teresa Stowell-Hollis
- Mrs. Betty Hogeboon
- Mrs. Marla Koelbel
- Mrs. Kaitlin Lindsley
- Ms. Ashley Chanatry
- Mrs. Shannon Bell
- Mrs. Kathleen Lucason
- Mrs. Kari Cieslak
- Mrs. Christina Brown
Educational Audiology: CITI Oswego BOCES (Kimberly Sacco - District Wide)
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired: MO-BOCES (Mr. Paul Mancerella - District Wide)
Support ServicesServices 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.
New York State Procedural Safeguards:
NYSED Procedural Safeguards Notice July 2017
A Parent's Guide - Special Education in New York state for Children Ages 3-21: