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.

 

Director of Pupil Personnel Services:  

Benjamin Dix

bdix@hamden.org

Office: 203.407.2220

Fax: 203-407-2101

 

Pupil Services Administrative Team:

Birth to Three, Pre K, Alice Peck Programs        

Judy Antignani       jantignani@hamden.org

 

Elementary Special Education (Grades K-6) and Parochial Programs   

Kelly Hilliard             khilliard@hamden.org

 

IIC / ALC programs              

Robin Riccitelli         rriccitelli@hamden.org

 

Secondary Special Education (Grades 7-12)             

Mike McDermott      mmcdermott@hamden.org

 

Records Clerk           Adriana Copeman           acopeman@hamden.org

SEDAC/IEP Direct     Sharon Drumm               sdrumm@hamden.org

Transportation           Deb DiPalma                  ddipalma@hamden.org

 

 

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