Special Services Staff

Special Services Staff

School Psychologists

Wyckoff has three full time school psychologists. The school psychologists are concerned with the student's cognitive, social, and emotional development. They are responsible for conducting psychological evaluations. Additional responsibilities may include consultation with the Intervention and Referral Services (I & RS team), development of behavioral interventions and behavioral plans, case management, counseling services, and consultation with staff and/or parents regarding behavioral, social, or emotional issues.

Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants (LDT-C)

Wyckoff has three full time LDT-Cs. The LDT-Cs are concerned with the student's academic development. The LDT-C is responsible for conducting educational evaluations. Additional responsibilities of the LDT-C may include consultation with the I & RS team, involvement on the 504 Committee, consultation with teachers regarding specific objectives, educational techniques and materials, case management, and consultation with staff and/or parents regarding a student's academic issues.

School Counselors

Wyckoff has a School Counselor assigned to each elementary building. At Eisenhower, there are three School Counselor/School Social Workers assigned to each grade level. The Counselor is concerned with a student's total functioning including social/emotional development, academic achievement, and any other issues that may impact a student's learning. Responsibilities of the Counselor may include serving on the I & RS team, serving on the 504 Committee, serving as the school's anti-bullying specialist, classroom guidance activities, individual and group counseling services, and consulting with staff and/or parents regarding the student's functioning within the school environment.

School Social Workers

Wyckoff has a number of School Social Workers across the district.  Responsibilities of the School Social Worker may include conducting social assessments, serving on the I & RS team, serving on the 504 Committee, serving as the school's anti-bullying specialist, developing behavioral interventions and behavioral plans, case management, individual and group counseling services, and consulting with staff and/or parents regarding the student's functioning within the school environment.

Speech/Language Specialists

Wyckoff has Speech/Language Specialists assigned to each building. The Speech/Language Specialist is concerned with the student's language functioning and communication skills. The Speech/Language Specialist is responsible for conducting speech and language evaluations. Additional responsibilities of the Speech/Language Specialist may include direct delivery of related services (speech/language), consultation to I & RS team, case management, and consultation with staff and/or parents regarding the student's language functioning and communication skills.

Behaviorist

Wyckoff has a full time Behaviorist who assists the Child Study Team, classroom teachers and individual students. The behaviorist observes to find the causes for desired and undesired behaviors and designs strategies to alter socially significant behaviors, teaches new behaviors and consistently evaluates the effectiveness of the behavioral interventions. Additional responsibilities include conducting functional behavioral analysis, generating related behavioral plans, and ensuring the effective implementation of all in-home treatment and programming. The behaviorist also provides guidance and support to paraprofessionals implementing ABA programs.

Physical Therapist

Wyckoff has one physical therapist that provides assessments and consultation with permission from the guardian upon request of the Child Study Team. Individual and group physical therapy is provided when it has been determined that a student's gross motor issues adversely effect their function in the educational environment. The physical therapist collaborates with teachers and other members of the CST and educational community to develop modifications, as needed, for physical education and recreational activities, facilitate the acquisition of age appropriate motor skills, and promote safe and independent mobility in the educational setting.

Occupational Therapist

Wyckoff currently has one full time and one part time occupational therapist on staff. Occupational therapy is concerned about a student's fine motor, visual perception and/or sensory skills that may adversely impact their classroom performance. The occupational therapists provide student assessment, intervention and consultation in coordination with the Child Study Team. Sessions can be completed on an individual or group basis in either the therapy room or in-class, based on needs. The occupational therapists are also available to consult with teachers, parents and other district staff to ensure carryover of skills into the students' daily academic routine.

Name           

Position

Location

Phone

e-mail

 

Diane Ciaramella
Director District (201) 848-5690 x3311
dciaramella@wyckoffschools.org  

Sue Dobson

Guidance/SW

Eisenhower (Grade 6)

(201) 848-5750 x5221

sdobson@wyckoffschools.org

Rena Lazar

School Psychologist

District

(201) 848-5690 x3314

rlazar@wyckoffschools.org

 Danielle Coleman

Psychologist

Eisenhower

(201) 848-5750 x5216

dcoleman@wyckoffschools.org

Kathleen Moschella

LDT-C

District

(201) 848-5690 x3313

kmoschella@wyckoffschools.org

Gayle Hirsch

LDT-C

District

(201) 848-5690 x3317

ghirsch@wyckoffschools.org

Beth Lancellotti 

Psychologist

District

(201) 848-5690 x3316

blancellotti@wyckoffschools.org

Anne Mapes 

Guidance

Coolidge

(201) 848-5710 x1206

amapes@wyckoffschools.org

Sheila McLean 

Guidance/SW

Eisenhower (Grade 8)

(201) 848-5750 x5222

smclean@wyckoffschools.org

Pam Noblin 

Social Worker

Sicomac & Coolidge

(201) 848-5730 x3205

pnoblin@wyckoffschools.org

Jaimee Rizzo 

Behaviorist

District

(201) 848-5690 x3315

jrizzo@wyckoffschools.org

Paula Rubenacker 

Social Worker

Washington & Lincoln

(201) 848-5740 x4205

prubenacker@wyckoffschools.org

Erica Ward 

Guidance/ SW

Eisenhower

(201) 848-5750 x5220

eward@wyckoffschools.org

Lynn Wiebe 

Guidance

Lincoln

(201) 848-5720 x2207

lwiebe@wyckoffschools.org

Kellie Wilks-Ramundo 

LDT-C

Eisenhower

(201) 848-5750 x5223

kwilks-ramundo@wyckoffschools.org

 Karen Riley
Secretary
Sicomac (201) 848-5690 x3312
kriley@wyckoffschools.org  
 Kathy Leone
Secretary Sicomac (201) 848-5690 x3311
kleone@wyckoffschools.org  
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