Student Special Services


Pupil Personnel Services Team, Dr. Lisa Castaldo, Courtney Violetti, Sybil Jeffs, Taryn Rivera and Ellen WeinerPupil Personnel and Special Services


We are dedicated to meeting the individual and specialized needs of SCSD students, tailoring individual programs and supports in order to bolster student success. Through the use of differentiated and innovative best practices and strategies, we strive to enhance a student’s strengths and scaffold their needs in the most appropriate program.

A Message to Parents:

If you are in need of specialized accommodations in order for you to participate fully in your child’s school-related activities, please reach out to the Department of Student Special Services.


Please Contact Us with any Questions or Concerns:


Director of Pupil Personnel Services:
Dr. Lisa Castaldo
(845) 357-7783 X11263; (845) 608-6008

Supervisor of Secondary Special Services (HS):
Ms. Courtney Violetti
(845) 357-7783 X11220

Supervisor of Secondary Special Services (MS):
Mrs. Sybil Jeffs
(845) 357-7783

Supervisor of Elementary Special Services and ENL:
Ms. Taryn Rivera
(845) 357-7783 X11236

CPSE Chairperson:
Mrs. Ellen Weiner
(845) 357-7783 X11253

Administrative Assistants:

Residential, Private, and BOCES CSE; Home Instruction:
Ms. Debby Galanti:
(845) 357-7783 X 11238

SMS, SHS and Consortium CSE; College Transition Records:
Mrs. Doreen Schreeck:
(845) 357-7783 X11230

Elementary and Private School CSE; Home Schooling:
Ms. Janet Feger:
(845) 357-7783 X11216


CPSE; Section 504; Medicaid Assistance:
Ms. Dawn Wilson:
(845) 357-7783 X11285