Pupil Personnel Services



Special Education Supervisor

Melissa Ross

Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Dennin
860-870-6000 x4671
Elementry Magnet Schools


Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Karen Giangregorio

Administrative Secretary
Ann Smith
860-870-6000 x4666


Special Education Supervisor

Jacqueline Middleton

Administrative Assistant
Cathy Peterson
860-870-6000 x4668
Secondary Magnet Schools
Out of District


Mission Statement

The mission of the Pupil Services Department is to provide specially designed instruction to students with exceptional learning needs in order to engage them meaningfully in high quality learning environments so that each and every child has the opportunity to achieve a high level of success both in and out of the classroom.

Our department offers a variety of support services for Vernon students and families including special education, speech and language therapy, school psychology, school social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, hearing impairment services, health services, gifted and talented support, English Language Learners (ELL) tutoring, and behavioral support.

The collaboration between special education and general education staff fosters a learning environment conducive to supporting all students in working towards achieving Vernon’s rigorous standards. Individual needs are identified and specific programs are designed and planned through the Planning and Placement team (PPT) process.  The PPT identifies students that are eligible for special education and collaboratively develops Individual Educational Plans (IEPs). The creation of the IEP and the delivery of services are done in collaboration with the general education teacher, parents, and related service providers, and are implemented within the Least Restrictive Environment.

Parents and families are valuable and meaningful partners in the Planning and Placement Team process.  The Vernon Public Schools believes that on-going communication and collaboration between home and school are vital in fostering success for students.

Programs and Services:

Vernon Preschool Collaborative
First Step/ABL Program
Alternative Educational Programs
Related Services
Vocational Transitional Programs
Gifted and Talented
Extended School Year
Homebound Tutoring
West Main Learning Center  


Parent Resources

Staff Resources

30 Park Street
Rockville, CT 06066
Fax 860-870-6006

Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.