Student Services

Welcome to The Office of Student Support Services and Special Education

To contact our office please call us at (845) 627-9817.

Judith Heaney   Director of Student Support Services  jheaney@nanuetsd.org
 Francesca Rizzo  CSE Chairperson  frnrizzo@nanuetsd.org
 Catie Leahy  CPSE Chairperson  cthleahy@nanuetsd.org
 Donna Faist  CPSE/CSE Secretary  dfaist@nanuetsd.org
 Colleen Carmody   CSE Secretary  ccarmody@nanuetsd.org 
 Lauren Cunningham  CSE Clerical  


The Office of Student Support Services develops special education programs and services for students with disabilities and other educational needs:

  • Creates and monitors Individualized Education Programs (IEP's) for school-age pupils  - The Committee on Special Education (CSE)
  • Performs similar functions for preschoolers from ages three through five - The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
  • Assists with pre-referral interventions through district Response to Intervention (RTI) practices
  • Helps to develop and oversee 504 Accommodation Plans