Special Education / Pupil Services



 Name/Position  Phone Email 
Jessica Kuckel
Director, Special Services
(860) 291-1235  jkuckel@swindsor.k12.ct.us
Maureen Pearson
Supervisor of Special Education, Grades 6-12
(860) 291-1240  mpearson@swindsor.k12.ct.us 
VACANCY
Supervisor of Special Education, Grades PreK-5
(860) 291-1235  
Tina Quinn
Administrative Secretary 
(860) 291-1240  tquinn@swindsor.k12.ct.us
Mary Fregeau
Administrative Secretary 
(860) 291-1236  mfregeau@swindsor.k12.ct.us
Carla Pusztai
Clerk 
(860) 291-1241   cpusztai@swindsor.k12.ct.us


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The South Windsor Public Schools Department of Special Education provides educational services to more than 583 students throughout the district. The system has special education teachers, paraprofessionals, speech pathologist, and related service personnel that provide instruction and related services to students who have a disability. Students are eligible for special education services from the age of 3 through 21.

South Windsor Public Schools believe that all children have a fundamental right to an education appropriate to their needs. The School District is committed to providing educational programs and services that will support meaningful educational progress for each student with special needs. The goal for students with special needs in South Windsor is the same as for all students, as stated in the District's Vision Statement: South Windsor Public Schools promotes an engaging and dynamic culture of learning that prepares students to achieve their own individual excellence.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special education services are provided to all schools in the district by certified special education teachers who have specialized certification in the areas in which they teach, be that: preschool, elementary, middle and high school. Staff that focus on particular core subject areas in the middle and high school are required by state mandates to be "highly qualified" when teaching in core subject areas.

PUPIL SERVICES

The staff of the Pupil Personnel Services department provides support to not only special education students, but to regular education students as well. Services include school counseling, psychology, social work, occupational and physical therapy. (Click on the departments on the left to learn more about how we support students throughout the district.)