Director of Student Services
My commitment to the belief that all children can learn, although it may be in different ways and at different rates, began by working with autistic children and teaching special education elementary through high school. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University, a Masters in Special Education from L.I.U.-CW Post and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from Hofstra University. As an Assistant Principal in the Nassau BOCES Special Education Middle School Program and in the Lawrence School District’s Middle School, I assisted in creating the understanding that in order for students with special needs to reach their academic potential, a collaborative approach by all school personnel is needed for development, implementation and monitoring of interventions and programs. As the Director of Special Education in the Plainedge and Port Washington School Districts and now as Director of Student Services in West Babylon, I will continue to ensure that every student be given the chance to fully access the curriculum, be challenged and be given the opportunities to maximize his or her social, emotional and cognitive skills. A team approach with all educators, school personnel, service providers, families and the community will ensure success for all students. I am thrilled to be a member of the West Babylon Administrative team and school district.
The office of Student Services oversees:
- Special Education
- Psychological and Social Work Services
- Speech/Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
The West Babylon School District is committed to providing a free and appropriate education for students with disabilities residing in the district.
The Committee of Special Education (CSE) is responsible for referrals of school age students suspected of having a disability between the ages of five (5) and twenty-one(21)
The Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE)identifies programs and supports for children between the ages of three (3) and five (5) with a disability residing in the district.
Office of Student Services
200 Old Farmingdale Road
West Babylon, NY 11704
631-376-7031 631-376-7035 (Preschool)