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Exceptional Learners (Spec. Ed)



Services During COVID-19

We understand the necessity of providing each of the related services recommended on your child’s IEP. For the remainder of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, NECSD will be offering the option of related service delivery via Telepractice. 

Parents who consent for their scholars to receive related services via Telepractice are consenting for CSE service sessions to be delivered via live and synchronous video conferencing on the same Google Meet platform scholars use to receive instruction throughout the day. 

Telepractice will be offered for the related services of Speech Language Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Parents who have opted their children into the hybrid model may also have their child receive related services in person during the in-person days assigned to each blue and gold cohort at the discretion of the related service provider. 

Parents who wish for their child to receive their related services via Telepractice are required to electronically sign the following Informed Consent via Google Form, which further explains more details about what is required and involved in Telepractice services.

General Information
The NECSD is dedicated to the goal of improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities and their families. Students with disabilities are identified through a referral and evaluation process as defined through the Part 200 Regulations of New York State.

Once identified, students are eligible to receive supports and services designed to provide access to the general education curriculum. As required by law, supports and services must be provided in the least restrictive environment possible in which a student can realize educational benefit.

In the event you suspect your child may be struggling academically, please contact the principal of the school your child attends and request a meeting to discuss possible interventions. Once interventions are provided and progress is appropriately monitored, a referral to the Committee on Special Education may be completed.

 

Contact Exceptional Learners

Mr. Christopher Bayer,
Assistant Superintendent of Exceptional Learners

Jason Gerard,
Director of Exceptional Learners, Elementary

Janet Orwick,
Director of Exceptional Learners, Secondary

Denise Scanlon, Support Staff
dscanlon@necsd.net | 845.563.3415

Wendy McCaw, Account Clerk
wmccaw@necsd.net | 845.563.8534 

124 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Main Line Phone: (845) 563-8520  |  Fax: (845) 563-8529 

Exceptional Learners Files

CPSE to CSE Transition Book 

A Parent/Guardian Guide to Understanding the CPSE to CSE Transition Process
English | Spanish 

 

The Team 

School

Supervisor

Phone

Support Staff

Phone

Fostertown

Afiya Rowlins
arowlins@necsd.net  
845-563-3406 TBD 845-563-8531

HOH

Afiya Rowlins
arowlins@necsd.net
845-563-3406 TBD 845-563-8531

Heritage MS

Afiya Rowlins
arowlins@necsd.net
845-563-3406 Monica Perez-Ho
mperezho@necsd.net 
845-563-8531

NFA North

Afiya Rowlins
arowlins@necsd.net
845-563-3406 Monica Perez-Ho
mperezho@necsd.net 
845-563-8531
Gardnertown Amalia Berdecia
aberdecia@necsd.net  
845-563-3527 TBD 845-563-8528
Vails Gate Amalia Berdecia
aberdecia@necsd.net
845-563-3527 TBD 845-563-8528
NFA West Amalia Berdecia
aberdecia@necsd.net
845-563-3527 Kathryn Cramer
kcramer@necsd.net 
845-568-6664
Out of District Amalia Berdecia
aberdecia@necsd.net
845-563-3527 Kathryn Cramer
kcramer@necsd.net 
845-568-6664
Balmville Cassandra Barnes
cbarnes@necsd.net  
845-563-3451 TBD 845-563-8528
GAMS Cassandra Barnes
cbarnes@necsd.net 
845-563-3451 TBD 845-563-8528
New Windsor Cassandra Barnes
cbarnes@necsd.net 
845-563-3451 TBD 845-563-8528
Meadow Hill Cassandra Barnes
cbarnes@necsd.net 
845-563-3451 TBD 845-563-8528
Parently Placed Cassandra Barnes
cbarnes@necsd.net 
845-563-3451 Kathryn Cramer
kcramer@necsd.net  
845-568-6664
Temple Hill Academy Elizabeth (Lizzy) DeFrancesco
edefrancesco@necsd.net
845-568-6656 Monica Perez-Ho
mperezho@necsd.net 
845-563-8515
South MS Elizabeth (Lizzy) DeFrancesco
edefrancesco@necsd.net
845-568-6656 Monica Perez-Ho
mperezho@necsd.net 
845-563-8515
NFA Main Elizabeth (Lizzy) DeFrancesco
edefrancesco@necsd.net
845-568-6656 TBD 845-563-8531

CPSE

Alexis McCoy-Yakle
amckoyyackle@necsd.net 

 

845-563-3487

Kathy Foster
kfoster@necsd.net 
Kathryn Cramer
kcramer@necsd.net 

845-563-8526 
845-568-6664

CPSE (age in)

Jessica Smith
jsmith@necsd.net  

845-563-3487

Kathy Foster
kfoster@necsd.net 
Kathryn Cramer
kcramer@necsd.net 

845-563-8526 
845-568-6664

  

 

 



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