• Office of Special Services

    The Office of Special Services provides an individualized educational program to eligible students in pre-school through grade eight throughout the district. 

    Other functions of the Office of Special Services include the coordination and development of special education programs across all district schools, coordination of out of district special education placements, and oversight of all related services, homebound instruction, and McKinney Vento eligible students. Organization of activities for parents of special needs children through the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is also facilitated through this office.


    Special Services Staff

    Nicole Espenberg, Director of Special Services and Child Study Team

    Jennifer Bland, Supervisor of Special Services and Curriculum

    Gail Dagastine, Secretary to the Director

    856-983-1800, ext. 5071


    TEAM 1 - Services DeMasi Elementary and DeMasi Middle School

    • Janet Warner, Secretary, Ext. 5078
    • Gail Fought, Learning Consultant
    • Jacquelynne Flynn, Social Worker
    • Ginger Shaen, School Psychologist
    • Virginia Perrone, Autism Specialist/Speech Language Pathologist

    TEAM 2 – Services Jaggard and Marlton Middle Schools

    • Kathleen French, Secretary, Ext. 5076
    • Kathleen G. Taylor, Learning Consultant
    • Sherri Reisman, Social Worker
    • Leslie Shultz, School Psychologist
    • Jennifer Colon, School Psychologist
    • Elise Novatkoski, Learning Consultant

    TEAM 3 – Services Beeler, Marlton Elementary and Van Zant School Schools

    • Margaret Ginchereau, Secretary, Ext. 5079
    • Christine Meo, Learning Consultant
    • Lynda Gary, Social Worker
    • Jamie Melamed, School Psychologist
    • Donielle Cohen Friedenthal, School Psychologist/Behavior Consultant

    TEAM 4 – Rice Pre-School Program and Elementary

    • Jennifer Berry, Secretary, Ext. 5089
    • Dora Maule, Learning Consultant
    • Melissa Zucker, Social Worker
    • Allyson Feld, School Psychologist
Last Modified on August 17, 2017