The Special Education Parent Teacher Organization


The South Orange-Maplewood Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (Special Education PTO) provides parents with tools and information to work collaboratively with the school district, and to be more effective advocates for their children. We host monthly meetings to help families network with other families to navigate special education, and share information about concerns, successes, and resources. We support on-going professional development of district staff and teachers, and encourage comprehensive, thoughtful inclusion of differently-abled children in our communities. In partnership with the Parenting Center we host a monthly meeting where all members of the community are welcome.


Special Education PTO Meetings

2015-2016



October 19

November 24

December 22

January 26

February 23

March 22

April 26

May 24



We meet monthly, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, at the Board of Education building, 525 Academy Street in Maplewood, NJ 07040, 3rd Floor conference room.


Special Education PTO Executive Committee

2015-2016


Barry Berg

Ann Leeb

Leon Morton

Dr. Tendai N’Doro

Rebekah Novemsky

Kristin O’Connor

Sheila Oliver

Sonya Selig


For more information, please contact us at:


Online http://somaspedpto.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/somaspedpto/

Email somaspedpto@gmail.com



Special Education Liaisons

2015-2016


The Special Education Liaison is a parent volunteer elected by their school community to serve on their school’s PTA or HSA board (except for Montrose and Out of District). The Special Education Liaison is a point person for support and advice for families of children who are struggling learners, or who are receiving services via I&RS, an IEP, or a 504 plan.  


 

 

Liaisons do not represent the school district or board of education, but serve as a link between the district’s parent volunteer groups (the Special Education PTO and SEPAC) and their community. They share their experience, offer suggestions and help connect families with resources.


Clinton School Katie Rumley kjrumley@gmail.com 


Marshall School John Sarantakis john.sarantakis@gmail.com 

Bernie Hackler bhackler@me.com 

Muriel Liberto mimiliberto@gmail.com


Jefferson School Elisabeth Kravitz ptwlizk@gmail.com


Seth Boyden School Kristin O’Connor kristin_m_oconnor@yahoo.com


South Mountain School Jocelyn Ryan jocelyncleary@gmail.com

Jennie Tinkelman jennie.tinkelman@gmail.com


Tuscan School Holly Evans holev@aol.com


Maplewood Middle School Rebekah Novemsky bektom@aol.com


South Orange Middle School Wendy Lazrus glotzer4@verizon.net


Columbia High School Erin Siders esiders@aol.com


Montrose Early Childhood Center somaspedpto@gmail.com


Out of District somaspedpto@gmail.com


  

NOTICE: The School District of South Orange and Maplewood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectual or sexual orientation or sex, gender identity and expression, socio or economic status, or disability in its programs and activities. For further information, call the Office of Civil Rights at (800) 421-3481.
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