Special Services


The Special Services Department is comprised of special education teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers, and the Child Study Team. The mission of the department is to meet the learning needs of students identified as having a disability that impacts their ability to learn.


We firmly believe all students are capable of academic success with the appropriate instruction, supports, and interventions.


As special educators, we strive to foster an environment where all students achieve and learn the necessary skills to become contributing members of society. Our students are educated in a school community where everyone belongs and is accepted. Philosophically, we believe in inclusive education to best prepare our learners for success in the future.

Special Education Parent Advisory Group

A Special Education Parent Advisory Group, or SEPAG is a state-mandated, district- level, parent-driven group charged with providing input to the local school district on system-level challenges in special education and related services.  

Each district board of education shall ensure that a SEPAG is in place in the district to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.2(h))

Special Education Parent Advisory Groups in New Jersey A Guide to Developing and Conducting an Effective Group:



Meeting dates:

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:00am 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00am

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 10:00am

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 10:00am

Contact List

Child Study Team Members

Charisse Generette                                 Social Worker                                             Grades 3 - 5                                          856-423-2228 ext. 1272

Ashley Higginbotham                             Psychologist                                               Grades 6 - 8                                          856-423-2222 ext. 2257

Jessica Johnson                                     Psychologist                                               Grades 10 - 12                                     856-423-2222 ext. 2256

Kayla Kushner                                          Early Intervention                                       PreK - 2 & OOD                                    856-423-2226 

Tamar Shelov                                           LDTC                                                            District

Addie Shumel                                          Speech Therapist                                       Loudenslager & PHS                           856-423-2228 ext. 4210

Kristen Shute                                           Speech Therapist                                       Billingsport                                           856-423-2226 ext. 5205

Renee Smallwood-Thigpen                   Social Worker                                              Grade 9/OOD Grades 3-12                856-423-2222 ext. 2259