Welcome to the Special Education Department

  • Message from our Child Study Team

    Green Township School District provides accommodations and modifications to children in the general education environment through the Student Assistance Team and special education and related services through the Child Study Team. If your child is experiencing academic, behavioral, social/emotional, or medical issues that are negatively impacting education, please contact one of our team members, Mr. Bollette, or Dr. Cenatiempo. 

    The first step in the special education process is a written referral from the parent/guardian (with a live signature), requesting an evaluation to determine whether your child (ages 3-21) is eligible for special education and related services or speech services. You will then be invited to a meeting to be held within 20 calendar days of receiving the referral. The purpose of the meeting is to review available information about your child, his/her educational progress, determine if an evaluation is warranted, and if so, to develop an evaluation plan. Evaluations can only begin after a parent/guardian signs giving written consent to proceed.

    After the agreed upon evaluations are completed, you will receive written evaluation reports at least 10 days before an eligibility meeting, which will be held within 90 days of your consent for the evaluation. If your child is eligible for special education and related services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting will be held either immediately following the eligibility meeting or within 15 days of the eligibility meeting. The initial program will only begin after you have agreed to it. 

    Child Study Team and Student Support Staffing – We are excited to share the information regarding our team members who will be supporting your students this year. If you feel that your child is in need of additional supports, please feel free to email one of our team members, Mr. Bollette, or Dr. Cenatiempo.

     

    Staff Member

    Role

    On Site Days and Times

    Dawn Peluso

     

    Board Certified Behavior Analyst

     

     

    1 Day per Week

    Ellina Ryzhik

    ERyzhiv@greenhills.org

    School Psychologist

    Wednesday

    8:06 am – 3:16 pm

    Janice Faraone

    Jfaraone@greenhills.org

     

    Child Study Team Administrative Assistant

    Monday to Friday

    8:45 am - 4:30 pm

    Tiffany Lutz

    Tlutz@greenhills.org

      

     

    Social Worker

    Monday to Friday

    8:06 am - 3:16 pm

    Rachael Tucker

    Occupational Therapist

    Monday  8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Thursday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Friday 8:00 am - 11:30 am

     

    Kathy Wolfe

    kwolfe@greenhills.org

    Speech and Language Specialist

    Monday – Friday

    8:06 am – 3:16 pm