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

    Sarah Holton-Roth
    School Psychologist - CPS/NHS

    Morgan Smith-Jones
    Administrative Assistant to the Director
    508-228-7285 x1355

    Maria Chirinos
    Administrative Assistant
    508-228-7285 x1981

    Cecilia Gutierrez
    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 - Julia Carew, Jaimie Collum, Juliette LaFavre & Samantha Lee 

    Kindergarten - Lauren Soverino & Nicollette Santiago

    Grade 1 - Sarah Lavin &  Claire Poulin

    Grade 2 - Elizabeth Baraldi & Kara Evans

    School Counselors - Jeanne Clark & Lisa Hood

    Social Worker - Contracted Social Worker - Rebecca Alvarez

Nantucket Intermediate School

  • Grade 3 - Sarah Gault

    Grade 4 - Shelly Brannigan

    Grade 5 - Laura Ubaldino

    Options - Seth Kearns

    IDSC - Cara Seal & Sarah Dalzell

    Language-Based Learning - Melissa Garland

    School Counselors - Rachel Foulkes & Aaron Peckham

    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 - Dauna Coffin & Jaclyn Normand

    Social Worker - TBD

Nantucket High School

  • Vocational & Transition - Ian Stewart

    IDSC - Kim Dias

    China Davis

    Nicole Gross 

    Stephanie Johnson

    Monique Malloy

    Student Success Program - Andrew Viselli 

    Guidance Counselors - Yuliya Chumak, Courtney Foster, Chris Miemiec

    Social Worker - Julie Kingston

Related Service Providers

  • Speech/Language Therapists - Cathy Bruno, Fred Durand, Emily Sylvia & Teodora Veleva

    Occupational Therapists - Ashley Reuss, Alexis Healy-Wurzburg,  Noelle Johnson

    Physical Therapist - Marilyn Jones

    Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) - Laura Stanley