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  

    Michelle Cadavid
    Special Services Coordinator

    Jennifer Laredo
    School Psychologist

    Sarah Holton-Roth
    School Psychologist

    Alenny Villa
    Administrative Assistant to the Director
    508-228-7285 x1355

    Maria Chirinos
    ESP for SPED & Compliance
    508-228-7285 x2181

    Cecilia Gutierrez Salazar
    ESP SPED for Interpretation/Translation & Special Ed Transportation
    508-228-7285 x2182

    Jeynny Vargas 
    ESP for Compliance - NES & NIS
    508-228-7285 x2184

    Helena Hubova 
    ESP for Compliance - CPS & NHS
    508-228-7285 x2183

    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 DaSilva, Samantha Lee & Tina Steadman

    Kindergarten - Nicollette Santiago & Kara Evans

    Grade 1 - Kaylee Doucette

    Grade 2 - Blythe Purdin

    Pre-K/K IDSC - Claire Poulin

    Grade 1/2 IDSC - Sarah Lavin

    School Counselors - Jennifer Williams & Heidi Smith

    Social Worker - Madeleine Sybert

Nantucket Intermediate School

  • Grades 3/4 - Marissa Fossa

    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 6/7 - Elizabeth Weber

    Grade 7/8 - Alyssa Billings

    Grade 7/8 - Mark Gonnella

    Reading - Theran Singleton

    IDSC - Casey Cordone

    Options - Marita Scarlett

    School Counselors - Pamela Pellegrino & Julie Salisbury

    Social Worker - Nicole Sandoval

Nantucket High School

  • Transition IDSC - Ian Stewart

    Nicole Gross 

    Stephanie Hirschmann

    Monique Malloy

    Kylie Murphy

    Educational Success Program - Andrew Viselli 

    Guidance Counselors - Yuliya Chumak, Courtney Foster & Chris Miemiec

    Social Worker - Julie Kingston

Related Service Providers

  • Speech/Language Therapists - Fred Durand, Emily Sylvia, Teodora Veleva & Kathryn Holcek 

    Occupational Therapists - Ashley Reuss & Alexis Wurzburg-Smith & Sarah Poitras - Contracted Provider

    Physical Therapist - TBD

    Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) - Laura Stanley (IDSC/CPS/NHS) & Lisa Ouimet (Options/NES/NIS)

    District Transition Specialist - Jennifer Christiansen

    Out of District Special Educational Liaison - Alyssa Billings

    Effective School Solutions (Contracted Clinician) - Rachel Meriwether

    Bridge Program Counselors (Grades 6-12) - Melissa Lake & Tara Riley