Support Services for Students and Families
Pupil Personnel Services / Special Education
Welcome to Suffern Central School District. Every day, our students are given opportunities to learn and grow from our talented and dedicated teachers and staff members. We pride ourselves on providing content, rich with innovative learning experiences, extracurricular offerings, and social and emotional support while focusing on the safety and security of the children who attend our schools.
Suffern Central is also successful because of the support and interaction of our community members. Whether it’s through the PTA’s, volunteering, attending sporting or arts events, or simply reinforcing the learning experience at home, we believe you are the heart of our District.
As Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, I look forward to working with the community to carry out the District’s mission and vision. If you have any questions or concerns about your experiences here, please reach out to me. I’ve also created a bitmoji classroom (click the photo above for the link) which provides a variety of tools and resources related to supporting our students.
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.
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 us.
Please Contact Us with any Questions or Concerns:
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services:
Dr. Lisa Castaldo
(845) 357-7783 X11263; (845) 608-6008
Supervisor of Secondary Special Services (HS):
Dr. Amy MacKenzie
(845) 357-7783 X 11262
Supervisor of Secondary Special Services (MS)
Section 504 for SMS and SHS (last name A-M):
Ms. Courtney Violetti
(845) 357-7783 X11220
Supervisor of Elementary Special Services
Section 504 for Elementary and SHS (last name N-Z):
Mrs. Joanne McDonough
(845) 357-7783 X11236
Ms. Kimberly Soto
(845) 357-7783 X11253
Residential, Private, and BOCES CSE:
Ms. Debby Galanti
(845) 357-7783 X 11238
SHS CSE; BOCES SHS CSE; Home Instruction (tutoring); Home Schooling:
Mrs. Lisa Meehan
(845) 357-7783 X11230
Elementary and Private School CSE:
Ms. Janet Feger
(845) 357-7783 X11216
SMS and Consortium CSE; Data Support:
Mrs. Enrica Hodoruk Kelly
(845) 357-5583 X11244