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.
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:https://www.wtps.org//cms/lib/NJ01912980/Centricity/Domain/2591/SEPAG%20Guide%20updated%204%2016%2019.pdf
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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