Special Education Parent Advisory Group

P.R.I.S.E (Parental Rights in Special Education)

P.R.I.S.E (Parental Rights in Special Education)- SPANISH

Disability Resources from the Department of Labor

The Family Support Center of New Jersey

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute


Youth Success Network of Ocean County

NJ Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students

TRRS's Guardianship Program

Programs Offered

A general education program that offers supplemental support to a student that requires prompting, redirecting, organization support, and/or reinforcement of personal, social, academic and behavioral goals. 

In-Class Resource (ICR)- A general education program that offers specialized instruction with a general education and special education teacher. The student shall be provided modification to the instructional strategies or testing procedures or other specialized instruction to access the general education curriculum in accordance with the students IEP. ICR is offered in various classes in each building throughout the District. 

Preschool Disabled (PSD)- A program for students that have been found eligible as a "preschool child with a disability". Students would be between the ages of 3-5 and experience at 33% delay in one of the 5 required areas, or a 25% delay in two or more of the required areas.  PSD is offered in Beachwood and Silver Bay, as well as the Early Learning Center. 

Pull out Replacement Resource (POR)- A special education pull out class providing small group instruction to students with disabilities and run by a special education teacher. POR classes are offered at various levels in each school across the District. 

Learning and Language Disabilities (LLD)- A special class program, taught by a special education teacher, that is organized around the learning disabilities and/or language disabilities.  LLD classes are offered at the elementary and intermediate levels. 

Auditory Impairment (AI)- A program for students that are deaf or hard of hearing and require a special class program.  Our AI program is located at Silver Bay. 

Autism- A special class program for students with an autism diagnosis. A wide spectrum of classes is offered that fall under the "Autism" umbrella . Programs are available at Beachwood, Cedar Grove, East Dover, Hooper Ave, and Walnut Street. 

Behavioral Disabilities (BD)- A special class program, run by a special education teacher, that focuses on students that exhibit behavioral needs and require specialized instruction to address those needs. Our BD programs are held at North Dover, Intermediate South, and Intermediate East.

Intellectually Disabled (ID, formerly CI)- A special class program, run by a special education teacher, for students with cognitive disabilities. Our ID classes are offered at North Dover, Intermediate South, and High School North. 

Multiply Disabled (MD)- A special class program run by a special education teacher. These programs are based on the needs of the students with more than one disabling condition. Our MD programs are offered at East Dover, Intermediate South, and High School North.

A program for students that have reached graduation age but still require additional education to achieve their IEP and graduation goals. 

Office of Special Services

MISSION: To provide specialized and individualized education to all students in the least restrictive environment.

Assistant Superintendent: Mr. Jim Ricotta

Director of Special Services: Mrs. Joy Forrest

Supervisor of Autism and Preschool: Mrs. Anna Kasper

Supervisor of Elementary: Dr. Helen Rupp

Supervisor of Intermediate: Ms. Kelly Umbach

Supervisor of High School: Mrs. Heather Mills 

CST Information And Contact

Kathy Nice, school psychologist

Lisa Frazzitta, social worker

Kelly McNamara, LDTC

Carol Tompkins, secretary 

Dina DeLasso, school psychologist

Beatrice Nyantakyi, school psychologist

Moira Gambarony, social worker

Paul Fink, LDTC

Ellen Higgins, LDTC

Heather Coppinger, secretary 

Jason Ruch, school psychologist

Beatrice Nyantakyi, school psychologist

Jamie Cegerenko, social worker

Dena Kibel, LDTC

Kathleen Carne, LDTC

Rosanne Walsh, secretary 

Danielle LaVelle, school psychologist

Rick Bevacqua, social worker

Jodie Zettel, LDTC

Bernadette Cittadino, secretary 

Nicole Formichella, school psychologist

Kelly Kuchie, school psychologist

Christine Malinowski, social worker

Lisa Frazzitta, social worker

Renee Verdon, LDTC

Dana Weber, LDTC

Veronica Greenlow, secretary 

Lauren Fasciani, school psychologist

Brett Yavener, social worker

Caroline Velasquez, LDTC

Adriene Lazzaro, secretary 

Anne Marie Drake, school psychologist

Sarah Franka, social worker

Denise LaRocca, LDTC

Priscila Caruso, secretary 

Kevin Huff, school psychologist

Kari Lefebvre, social worker

Diana Brush, LDTC

Toni Costanza, secretary 

Robin Lowery, school psychologist

James Cartnick, social worker

Dru Fonseca, LDTC

Colleen O’Donnell, BCBA

Lisa Varley, secretary 

Monique Reed, school psychologist

Meredith Brooks, social worker

Sybil Canary, LDTC

Stephanie Diaz, secretary 

Marianna Cipolletti, school psychologist

Eleanor Terrill, social worker

Bridget Abatemarco, school psychologist

Yesenia Newcomb, secretary