Special Education Department

OUR MISSION

  • The mission of the Massapequa School District Special Education Department is to provide the highest level and quality of academic instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to all students who have been identified as a student with a disability.

    Any parent who suspects that their child may have an educational disability may make a written referral to their school’s principal or to Jean Castelli, Assistant to the Superintendent for Special Education and Student Support Services.

    The law concerning special education is known as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The New York State Education Department’s parent handbook may be found in both English and Spanish at:

    www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/ parentsguide.pdf

    www.p12.nysed.gov/specia ed/publications/policy/SpanishParentGuide.pdf

    In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Massapequa School District provides appropriate accommodations for students who have a mental or physical disability that  results in a substantial limitation of a major life activity. Parents who suspect their child may be eligible for accommodations under Section 504 may make a referral to the building principal or District 504 Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti.

    The New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 may be found at:
    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/formsnotices/procedural-safeguards-notice.htm

Special Education Supervisors & Chairpersons

  • DISTRICT
    Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta Perretti
    District CSE/CPSE Chairperson & 504 Coordinator  
    District Offices
    (516) 308-5051 


    SECONDARY
    Michelle Provenzano
    Secondary CSE Chairperson

    MHS - Main Campus  
    (516) 308-5056

    Danielle Helfand
    Secondary Special Education Supervisor
    MHS - Main Campus
    (516) 308-5056

    TBD
    Secondary Special Education Supervisor
    Berner Middle School, MHS - Ames Campus
    (516) 308-5716


    ELEMENTARY
    Rachel Barshak
    Elementary Special Education Supervisor
    Birch Lane and East Lake
    (516) 308-5056

    Stefanie DelGiorno
    Elementary Special Education Supervisor
    McKenna and Unqua
    (516) 308-5056

    Savrena Riddle
    Elementary Special Education Supervisor
    Fairfield and Lockhart Elementary School
    (516) 308-5056

Contact

  • Jordan McCaw
    Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services
    Massapequa Public Schools
    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York  11758
    (516) 308-5051
    jmccaw@msd.k12.ny.us

     

    Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti
    Executive Assistant for Pupil Personnel Services
    Massapequa Public Schools

    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York  11758
    (516) 308-5051
    jmazzottaperretti@msd.k12.ny.us 

     

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Special Education Teachers

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  • Berner Middle School
  • Birch Lane Elementary
  • District Offices
  • East Lake Elementary
  • Fairfield Elementary
  • Lockhart Elementary
  • Massapequa High School - Ames
  • Massapequa High School - Main
  • McKenna Elementary
  • Unqua Elementary
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