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Special Services

The Department of Special Services is responsible for providing supplemental and replacement academic services for the students of Emerson. Through the Child Study Team, the department oversees the identification, evaluation, determination of eligibility, and provision of all special education programs and services.


Nicole Heid
Director of Special Services
201-599-4178 x2801

Lisa Ercolano
Child Study Team Secretary
201-599-4178 x2801

Helen Ropas
Social Worker
201-599-4178 x1810

Nicole Spinelli/Jill McManus
Contracted Learning Consultants(District) 

201-599-4168 x1

Katie Flynn
Psychologist (Memorial and Villano Schools)
201-599-4178 x2806

Stephanie Henninger
Psychologist (EJSHS)
201-599-4178 x1803

Dena Gasperino
Speech Therapist (Memorial School)
Linda Giovanni
Speech Therapist (Villano School)
Maria Tommasi
Speech Therapist (EJSHS)






*As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), Emerson Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's webpage and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Denise Connon, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.*

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Denise Connon
Memorial Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristin Gagliano
Villano Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristy Friedman

HIB District and School Self-Assessment Grade Report
HIB District Policy