Department of Special Services

  • The Department of Special Services meets the diverse needs of students by providing support in their academic, social and emotional endeavors, through a variety of accommodations, modifications and specialized instruction.

    Nantucket Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, homelessness, or disability in programs, activities or employment.

    Debra Gately
    Director of Special Services, McKinney Vento, Title IX & Civil Rights Coordinator

    Sherri Lewis
    Coordinator of Student Support & Social Emotional Learning, Section 504 & Home/Hospital Tutoring Coordinator  

    Susan Oliveri
    Special Services Team Chair - CPS/NHS

    Michelle Cadavid
    Special Services Team Chair - NES/NIS
    Bilingual School Psychologist

    Jennifer Laredo
    School Psychologist - NES/NIS

    Renee Printz
    Administrative Assistant to the Director
    508-228-7285 x1355

    Maria Chirinos
    Administrative Assistant
    508-228-7285 x1981

    Cecilia Gutierrez Salazar
    Special Services Interpreter/Translator
    508-228-7285 x1355

    Contact Information
    Office:  Nantucket Elementary School
    30 Surfside Road 
    Nantucket,  MA 02554
    Office Hours:  Monday - Friday,  7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Phone:  508.228.7285  ext. 1355
    Fax:  508.825.2062

Nantucket Elementary School

  • Pathways Preschool Teachers - Jaimie Collum, Juliette LaFavre, Samantha Lee & Tina Steadman

    Kindergarten - Nicollette Santiago & Kara Evans

    Grade 1 - Blythe Purdin &  Claire Poulin

    Grade 2 - Elizabeth Baraldi & Sarah Lavin

    School Counselors - Jennifer Williams & Lisa Hood

    Social Worker - Madeleine Sybert

Nantucket Intermediate School

  • Grades 3/4 - Marissa Pellegrino

    Grades 4/5 - Shelly Brannigan

    Options - Seth Kearns

    IDSC - Cara Seal & Sarah Dalzell

    Language-Based Learning - Sarah Gault & Laura Ubaldino

    School Counselors - Rachel Foulkes & Katie Manchester

    School Social Worker - Emily Sybert

Cyrus Peirce Middle School

  • Grade 6 - Barb Condon

    Grade 7 - Alyssa Billings

    Grade 8 - Mark Gonnella

    Language-Based Learning - Carolyn Conto Ross

    Reading - Theran Singleton

    IDSC - Casey Cordone

    Options - Marita Scarlett

    School Counselors - Frederick Eruchalu, Pamela Pellegrino & Julie Salisbury

    Social Worker - Nicole Sandoval

Nantucket High School

  • Vocational & Transition - Ian Stewart

    IDSC - Kim Dias

    China Davis

    Nicole Gross 

    Stephanie Johnson

    Monique Malloy

    Educational Success Program - Andrew Viselli 

    Guidance Counselors - Yuliya Chumak, Courtney Foster, Chris Miemiec & Jessica Snow (SEL)

    Social Worker - Julie Kingston

    Transition Specialist - Jennifer Christiansen

    Effective School Solutions Clinician - Rachel Meriwether

Related Service Providers

  • Speech/Language Therapists - Fred Durand, Emily Sylvia, Teodora Veleva & Heather Freeman - CPS Contracted Provider (22-23)

    Occupational Therapists - Noelle Johnson, Ashley Reuss & Alexis Healy-Wurzburg (Jennifer Sullivan - Long Term Substitute)

    Physical Therapist - Marilyn Jones

    Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) - Laura Stanley & Lisa Ouimet