The Special Services Department’s comprehensive programs provide the Students with Special Needs a full range of personnel, program, and placement options including access to the general curriculum. The program options offer each student the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential in the least restrictive environment.

The Special Services Department works collaboratively with the staff, administration, and the Board of Education in pursuit of the resources our children need, which are crucial to their growth and success.

The Special Services Department, in partnership with family and community, provides an environment where each child is valued and experiences the challenge and excitement of learning.

We are committed to ensuring that all students experience meaningful educational opportunities that promote their academic and social/emotional development.

Letter from the Director of Special Services

Birth to 3
Building a Bridge
Bureau of Special Education Resources
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Gifted and Talented
Connecticut Association for the Gifted
National Society for the Gifted and Talented
UCONN Gifted Education and Talent Development
IEP Manual and Forms
Parent's Guide to Special Education
Procedural Safeguards
Resource Guide for 504
Transition Bill of Rights

Sari O'Leary Director of Special Services


Wendy Dowling Secretary Email
Ellen Fisk Transportation Coordinator Email
Alicia Butler School Psychologist PreK-2 Email
Christian Plourd School Pshychologist PK- 5 Email
Melissa Askew-Ferris School Psychologist 3-5 Email
Kacey Jarjura School Psychologist 6-8 Email
Cali Thorngate School Psychologist 9-12 Email
Nancy Jensen Family Liason Email
Deacon Chapin Guidance Counselor N-Z Email
Alicia Mellilo Guidance Counselor G-M Email
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Krista Nordmark Guidance Counselor 6-8 Email
Johanna Webster Guidance Counselor 6-8 Email
Patti Clarke Occupational Therapist PK-12 Email
Barbara Cordone Occupational Therapist PK-12 Email
Moireen Covey Occupational Therapist PK-12 Email
Christina Davia Physical Therapist PK-12 (M +W) Email
Jianine Martin BCBA Email
Julia Jesmond Speech Therapist PK-2 Email
Morgan Dalton Speech Therapist PK - 2 Email
Laurie Cross Speech Therapist 6-12 Email
Laraine Sasso Speech Therapist 3-5 Email
Edna C. Stevens School
Rosalia Pulino ESOL Instructor Email
Kim Nagy-Maruschock Coordinator/Case Manager - Pre-K Email
Sarah Blundo Sp. Ed. Teacher - Pre-K Email
Kellsie Carone Sp. Ed. Teacher - Pre-K Email
Teresita Heavey Sp. Ed. Teacher - Pre-K Email
Maureen Mandeville Sp.Ed. Teacher - Pre-K Email
Kim Nieradko Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. K - 1 Email
Michelle Currier Sp. Ed. Teacher - 2 Email
Erin Botelho- Facilitator-Pre-K - 2 SLC Email
Georgann Stokes SLC Email
Woodside Intermediate School
Jess Grzegorek- Facilitator Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 4 Email
Jane Foley Sp.Ed. Teacher - Multi Grades Email
Larissa Lacz Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 5 Email
Emily Prestley Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr.3 /Multi Grades Email
Cromwell Middle School
Samantha Sciucco Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 6 Email
Laura Haywood Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 6 Email
Katie Adamaitis Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 7 Email
Kathy Bremer Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 7 - 8 Email
Ashley Talmont Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 6 - 8 Email
Lindsay Romano Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 8 Email
Cromwell High School
Christi Dooley-Facilitator Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 9-12 Email
Steven Tolles Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 9-12 Email
Rebecca O'Connor Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 9-12 Email
Beth Sarnacki Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 9-12 Email
Corrine Humiston Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 9-12 Email
Bridget Bannon Sp.Ed. Teacher - Gr. 9-12 Email