Office of Pupil Services and Special Education

The Office of Pupil Personnel Services provides and supports a variety of school based prevention, intervention and educationally based services to support all students in becoming effective learners and productive members of society. Pupil Personnel Services includes Special Education Teachers, Para Professionals, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, BCBA’s, Nurses, School Counselors, and contracted educational consultants and/or service providers.


Pupil Personnel Services Mission

The Mission of the Office of Pupil Personnel Services is to work in partnership with students, parents/guardians, community members/agencies, healthcare providers, and educator colleagues to develop and implement a comprehensive integrated educational program of instructional and social/emotional services. This on-going collaboration will support the academic achievement, social/emotional, physical health, and well-being of all students in a safe and respectful school environment. The Office of Pupil Personnel Services also strives to ensure that students with IEP’s receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) in order to prepare them for post secondary education or training, employment, independent living, and community participation.


Interim Director of Pupil Personnel Services: 
Karen Habegger

Office: 203-407-2220
Fax: 203-407-2101

Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Michael McDermott 


Pupil Services Administrative Team: 

Judy AntignaniBirth to Three, Pre-K, Alice Peck Program

Asia Thompson, Coordinator of Elementary Special Education

Amy Shaver, Coordinator for Special Education

Nicholas DeCesare, Outplacement PPS Specialist

Nicole Merrill, Outplacement PPS Specialist

Kimberly Oliver, Magnet School PPS Specialist

Candace Burke, PPS Data Manager

Seth Lyall, PPS Specialist & Magnet/Charter School Coordinator

Emily McCann, Special Education Records Clerk
          Please email all Special Education requests to

Beth Uscilla, Special Education Transportation Clerk 

Special Education Resources: