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Board of Education Workshop Meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 will take place virtually beginning at 8 pm. 
All Public Comments may be made via Zoom webinar, or submitted prior to the opening of the public portion.  

Special Education

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The department's goal is to provide students with a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment. A full continuum of Special Education services is available including in-class support, self-contained classes, and resource programs. The full array of services includes psychological, education and social services; speech, physical and occupational therapy. Caring, creative, highly qualified special educators continuously assess programs and make modifications and accommodations based on the students’ individual needs. Staff members are committed to providing the tools that will enable students to become successful and independent in the classroom and out in the community.


Dr. Kim Buxenbaum
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services (201) 833-5090
Dr. Maura Tuite
Acting Director of Special Education & Nursing Services(201) 833-5490
Shellian Mirander
Assistant Director of Special Education(201) 833-5490
Kristine Thielman 
Preschool and Elementary Child Study Team Coordinator
Elizabeth Bauer 
Secondary and Lead Child Study Team Coordinator
Danny GareriTransition Coordinator(201) 862-5437
Emilio JennetteFederal & State Grants Coordinator, Compliance & Parent Outreach Coordinator(201) 834-7016 
Candice BrownExecutive Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services(201) 833-5090
Amanda Viera
Secretary in Special Education - Pre School & Elementary School(201) 833-5133
Delia PomalesSecretary in Special Education - Out of District(201) 833-5482 
Barbara Kilgore
Secretary in Special Education - Secondary & Post Graduate Program
(201) 833-5491