Department of Special Services SNAC

  • SNAC (Special Needs Advisory Council) is Nantucket's Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for parents and interested parties focused on the needs of special education students. The PAC helps guide special education services provided to all eligible students in a school system.  In Massachusetts, each school system is required by state law to have a PAC, whose purpose is to allow parents of students with disabilities the opportunity to talk about common areas of interest and to advise the school committee and Director of Special Education about the education and well-being of students with disabilities.

    SNAC is an organization of families, teachers, and community members which supports and promotes the quality of education for students with diverse learning needs and challenges.

    For further information about SNAC or the parent support group-Uncommon Parents, please call: Debra Gately, Director of Special Services, (508) 228-7285 ext. 1153, or SNAC Chairperson, Laura Steele,

    All meetings are open to the public. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Conference Room at Nantucket High School Immediately following the SNAC meeting is a parent support group, Uncommon Parents, which meets in the same space from 7:15-8:30 pm. 


    2021-2022 SNAC Board Members

    Co-Chairs - Suzanne Fronzuto - df.fronzuto@comcast. net & Laura Steele -

    Secretary & CPS Liaison - Lora Kebbati -

    NES Liaisons - Grace Hull - & Denise Badders-Perry -

    NIS Liaison - Sarah Hollis -

    FONPS & NHS Liaison - Kristen Dussault -

    New School Liaison - Allison Johnson -

    Lighthouse School Liaison & Social Media Officer

    Please refer to the bylaws of SNAC

     SNAC Bylaws