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Paramus School District

Special Services

Special Services Paramus Public Schools

Special Services is one of four departments under the larger umbrella of Student Personnel Services. Our Special Services Department serves children with special needs and their parents through individual special education programs. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive framework of services for children with special needs. 

Contact Our Special Education Team

We welcome your questions. Please email a member of our team or call the office at (201) 261-7800 followed by the extension.

Jenna Esdale
Supervisor of Special Services
Ext: 3020
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Jara Beagelman
Supervisor of Student Support and Mental Health Services
Ext: 3023
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Betty Herlinsky
Secretary
Ext: 3020
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Joanne Cangiamila
Secretary
Ext: 3021
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Kathy Riebesell
Secretary
Ext: 3023
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Case Managers

Juliana Barbaro
School Psychologist
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Lacie Callari
BCBA
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Juan Castro
BCBA
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Michelle DeRosa
School Psychologist
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Jana Devaney
Social Worker
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Mary Duffy
Social Worker
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Heather Kagedan
Social Worker
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Benafsha Shahsamand
Social Worker
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Stefanie Sorrentino
School Psychologist
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Denise Galianos
School Psychologist
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Amy Kearns
BCBA
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Gina Mariano
LDT-C
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Melissa Meyers
School Psychologist
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Deanna Mileski
LDT-C
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Jamie Mormino
LDT-C
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Amy Leiva
School Psychologist
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Meghan O’Hara
LDT-C
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Jeannette Reilly
RBT
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Lindsay Roth
Social Worker
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Heather Russo
Social Worker
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Eileen Purtill
School Psychologist
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Leanne Waldron-Lampone
LDT-C
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Our Services

Students work on projectsLearn more about our comprehensive framework of services for children with special needs.

The Child Study Team
Resource Room Support and Replacement
In-Class Support Resources
General Education
Self-Contained Classes
Autism Program
Preschool Disabilities Program
LEAP
Career Builders
Home Instruction
Related Services
CASS
Thrive Alliance Group at Paramus High School
CarePlus Partnership
Students create group projects together