Welcome to the Office of Special Education!
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The Office of Special Education is responsible for the development, coordination and supervision of programming for students requiring special education services. Rush-Henrietta offers a variety of services and programs to meet the individual needs of all students. We are committed to providing a full continuum of services that support the unique needs of each student.
All children with special needs in Rush-Henrietta will have access to the general education curriculum to the fullest extent possible in an inclusive environment. The district provides a range of programs and services within the school district to meet the needs of students requiring specialized instruction. The first consideration is educating our students in the general education setting within their home school. The district also offers special education programming within the district to meet the unique needs of students who require specialized programs as outlined in the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
CSE meetings are held via teleconferencing and/or in the school buildings for students who attend in-district programs. This includes full CSE and sub-CSE meetings for initial reviews, annual reviews, reevaluation meetings and requested reviews.
The Rush-Henrietta Special Education Department supports the district’s mission to “prepare every student for responsible citizenship, life-long learning, and college or career success.” Students who qualify for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) require additional supports in order to have equal access to the curriculum and learning environment. Our special education staff and related service providers support students requiring special education services to achieve mastery of the New York State Learning Standards, and to graduate on a timely basis with the knowledge and skills required to live independent and productive lives. To this end, we have dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality instruction and resources, along with a full continuum of special education services.
The office is staffed with the following professionals:
Rosalie Sullivan, Director of Special Education
Michelle Webb, Secretary
585-359-7931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
David Patt, Coordinator of Special Education (Grades 7-12)
585-359-7932 or email@example.com
Karen Dickson, Secretary
585-359-7924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Naple, Coordinator of Special Education (Grades 4-6, Out of District)
585-359-7908 or email@example.com
Sara Turpyn, Secretary
585-359-7926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Cardinale, Coordinator of Special Education (CPSE/Grades K-3)
585-359-7925 or email@example.com
Deborah Wood, CPSE Secretary
585-359-7920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Janey Harper, Data Analyst/STAC
Donna Dehmler, Data Analyst/Medicaid
585-359-7921 or email@example.com
Charlene Lochner, Behavior Specialist
585-359-7922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Titus, Behavior Specialist
585-359-7929 or email@example.com
Christopher Kneller, Behavior Specialist
585-359-7934 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Gagne, District School Psychologist
585-359-7931 or email@example.com