Staff

The Director of Pupil Services gives direction to all special instruction and to all pupil services.

The major responsibilities of the director are to facilitate improvement of instruction and service, to participate in staffing the schools, to supervise and evaluate special education and pupil services staff, to oversee the identification, program development and program placement services for students who are mandated as special education, and to administer compliance with State and Federal regulations.

To assist the Director in carrying out the responsibilities of IDEA, there are 7 department supervisors for Pupil Services. Under the supervision of the Director and in concert with the school principals, they supervise and evaluate special education teachers, administer PPT's, promote student achievement, review and improve service delivery, and communicate and collaborate with all building teams, staff, parents and consultants.

Dr. Gretchen Nelson

Dr. Gretchen Nelson

Director of Pupil Services

Department Supervisors

Melissa Caballero

Department Supervisor of Pupil Services for Duffy, Morley, Norfeldt, and Wolcott

Melissa Cook

Department Supervisor of Pupil Services for Early Learning Centers, Bugbee, Smith STEM, and Whiting Lane

Emily Daigle

Department Supervisor of Pupil Services for Bristow, King Philip, and Sedgwick

Marie Davis

Department Supervisor of Pupil Services for Aiken, Out of District, Private/Magnet/Charter Schools

Ted Dillon

Department Supervisor of Pupil Services for Braeburn, COIA, and Conard

Stacy Kellogg-Shove

Pupil Services Department Supervisor for Webster Hill, Hall High School; Systematic Mental Health Prek-12; Clinical Supervision Psychologists/Social Worker

Ronda Merriman

Department Supervisor of Pupil Services for STRIVE/STEPS and Post Secondary

The Section 504 co-coordinators for West Hartford Public Schools are:

Dr. Gretchen Nelson
Director of Pupil Services
860-561-6606, Room 426

Paul Vicinus
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
860-561-6631, Room 414

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