Manhasset Middle School

Manhasset Middle School consists of 7th and 8th grades.

A student must meet the criteria of one of the thirteen classifications defined by law in order to be classified as a special education student. The process of classification and placement are determined by the Committee on Special Education (CSE). (Note: For more information regarding this process, please refer to the IEP Information and Legislation sections of our website.)

There are a range of settings or placement options for classified students at the Middle School. First, there are Special Class Programs (ID classes) where the classes are provided, on a daily basis, to students with disabilities who require a small and structured setting to meet their instructional needs in specific content areas.

Second, the Middle School has Integrated Co-Teaching Services to provide academic instruction to a group of students with and without disabilities on a daily basis for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies (Support Classes) . In the six day cycle, a special education teacher is present every day in the daily general education class. On alternate days, the special education teacher also teaches a support class. The purpose of the support period is to pre-teach and re-teach, breakdown assignments and projects into steps appropriate for the student and to develop study guides.

In addition to the Special Class Programs and Integrated Co-Teaching Services, the Middle School also has the Consultant Teacher Model, Resource Room Programs and Learning Laboratory based on an individual student’s needs.

Related Services can be administered through pull outs and push in services. The therapists try to schedule these services during a student’s Lunch, Study Hall, or Support Class period. For Counseling Services, a student receives a pass in homeroom for each and every weekly session. For Speech, a student can be given a single pass to be used every week for an entire school year.

Contact Information
Secondary Level District Coordinator:
Stewart Grabelsky–267-7672

Special Education Faculty: 267-7677
Alexandra Brobmann (English)
Sally Doulton (English)
Cassandra Mercurio (English)
Daniel Bohn (Math)
Allyson Hadden (Math)
Jennifer Hennessey (7th Grade Social Studies)
Michael Liberman (8th Grade Social Studies)
Karalyn Schoepfer (8th Grade Science-Living Environment)
Thomas Schoenig (7th Grade Science)

School Psychologist (Grades 7-9 CSE Students):
Dr. Holly Tricarico–267-7514 Ms. Robin Hofmann

District Wide School Psychologist (Section 504 Students, Grades 7-12):
Ms. Argyro Vatakis–267-7681

School Psychologist (Educational Evaluations for Grades K-12 Students + St. Mary’s & Our Lady of Grace Students):
Ms. Stephanie San Antonio–

Speech Therapist:
Nancy Domenici
Melissa Slobin
Nancy Gatzoflias (3 days)

School Social Worker:
Ms. Robin Hofmann — 267-7509