Welcome to the Pupil Personnel Services Department
The Erie School District assures that a free and appropriate public education is provided to all eligible students residing within the district.
Programs for students in need of specially designed instruction; accommodations and/or modification to access curriculum and school related activities are made available to all eligible students. We offer a continuum of services for students with disabilities that begins with full inclusion in the child’s home school and class to separate programs within other schools in which peers without disabilities would not participate. Special education services are provided to eligible students at no cost to parents to assist them in reaching their maximum learning potential. Students are identified as needing special education by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) that includes the parent. If the MDT team determines that a student has a disability or meets the criteria for gifted ability and needs specially designed instruction, an IEP (Individual Education Plan) team meets to develop specially designed instruction and accommodations/modifications to access the curriculum and school related activities and/or provide enrichment or acceleration within the curriculum.
Parents may request an evaluation if they feel that their child is in need of services. Please refer to the Special Programs content at left for further information regarding services and programs.
Special Education Office: 874-6050
Angela Kownacki, Director of Pupil Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Supervisors:
Brad, Braggins email@example.com : Strong Vincent Middle, East Middle, Perry, Lincoln, Connell, Diehl
Paul Causgrove firstname.lastname@example.org : Pfeiffer-Burleigh, Harding, Jefferson, Grover Cleveland, Edison, McKinley
Kristina Bokulich email@example.com : Erie High School, Collegiate, Wilson Middle, Cyber, Recovery Academy
Linda Cappabianca firstname.lastname@example.org : Speech and Language, Early Intervention, Gifted, ESL
Child Study Office: 874-6100
Kelly Recker email@example.com : Erie High School, Harding
Heather Prichard firstname.lastname@example.org : Erie High School, Perry
Marc Fiorelli email@example.com : Erie High School, Connell
Amber Hotchkiss firstname.lastname@example.org : East Middle, Edison
Stephanie Kalivoda email@example.com : Wilson Middle, Diehl
Cathy Davis firstname.lastname@example.org : East Middle, Lincoln, Early Intervention
Jennifer Roden email@example.com : Strong Vincent Middle, Grover Cleveland
Barb Famageltto firstname.lastname@example.org : Wilson Middle, McKinley
LuAnn Gatti email@example.com : Collegiate, Pfeiffer-Burleigh
Chris Marz firstname.lastname@example.org : Strong Vincent Middle, Jefferson
Tracy Rigazzi, Early Intervention Coordinator, 874-6155 email@example.com