Special Education Department


  • 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 Dr. Jordan McCaw, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel 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, TBD.

    The New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 may be found at:

Special Education Supervisors & Chairpersons


    Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta Perretti
    District ODP, CSE/CPSE Chairperson, & 504 Coordinator  
    District Offices

    Kristen Catalano
    CPSE/CSE Chairperson
    (516) 308-5569


    Michelle Provenzano
    Secondary CSE Chairperson

    MHS - Main Campus  
    (516) 308-5057

    Mona Tobin
    Secondary Special Education Supervisor
    MHS - Ames and Main Campuses
    (516) 308-5057

    Amanda Lenoci
    Secondary Special Education Supervisor
    Berner Middle School
    (516) 308-5716


    Rachel Barshak
    Elementary Special Education Supervisor
    East Lake and Lockhart Elementary Schools
    (516) 308-5056

    Stefanie DelGiorno
    Elementary Special Education Supervisor
    Birch Lane and Unqua Elementary Schools
    (516) 308-5056

    Marian Zedalis
    Elementary Special Education Supervisor
    Fairfield and McKenna Elementary School
    (516) 308-5056

    Grace Hussey
    Transition Coordinator
    (516) 308-5900


  • Dr. Jordan McCaw
    Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
    Massapequa Public Schools
    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York  11758
    (516) 308-5051

    Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta Perretti
    Executive Assistant for Pupil Personnel Services
    Massapequa Public Schools
    4925 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, New York  11758
    (516) 308-5051


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