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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Director of Special Education/Committee on Special Education Chair (CSE):  Karen Genzel, Ph.D.
Phone Number:  607-836-8619;     Fax Number 607-836-3609
kgenzel@mcgrawschools.org

Pre-School Committee on Special Education Chair (PCSE)/School Psychologist: Beverly Dodici, Ph.D.

Phone Number:  607-836-3661
bdodici@mcgrawschools.org

PCSE/CSE Secretary Pre-K-5 and Out-of-District Programs: Jessica Doran

Phone Number:  607-836-8619;      Fax Number 607-836-3609
jdoran@mcgrawschools.org

CSE Secretary 6-12: Wendy Horner
Phone Number:  607-836-3638;         Fax Number 607-836-3635
whorner@mcgrawschools.org


ES Special Education Teachers        Jr. HS Special Education Teachers        HS Special Education Teachers                         
Sarah Leach                                        Candy Farris                                              Dan Briggs
Caitlin Neske                                       Brooke Langford                                       Lissa Lipfert
Jenna Sourwine
Megan Turshman


Related Service Providers
Valerie Wright, Speech and Language
Jennifer McConnell, Physical Therapist - Cortland Regional
Rose Miller, Occupational Therapist - Long-Term Sub

 

CONTINUUM OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
 

 The McGraw Central School District offers a continuum of special education services to eligible students. The district provides resource room support, indirect and direct consultant teacher support, and 15:1 and 5:1 instructional special class services. We also provide related services including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision therapy, mobility and orientation therapy, adaptive physical education, school counseling, and audiological services for our students.
 

Special Education District Plan 2014-2016.pdf


          COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

 The Committee on Special Education (CSE) meets throughout the year to review students who have an educational disability.  The committee arranges to meet with parents at a mutually convenient date and time.  Meetings are usually held in the student’s school so that teachers can attend.

 

COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

 The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meets throughout the year to review preschool students ages three and four who have an educational disability.  This committee arranges to meet with parents at a mutually convenient date and time.  These meetings are usually held at the elementary school in the conference room.
 

SECTION 504 COMMITTEE

 The Section 504 Committee meets throughout the year to review students who meet the criteria for special accommodations. The criteria include medical, psychological, and educational issues that have a direct and substantial impact on the student’s education.  The Committee arranges meetings at a mutually convenient date and time.  Meetings are usually held in the student’s school so that teachers can attend.
 

Helpful Links:

Procedural Safeguards  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/formsnotices/procedural-safeguards-notice.htm 

 
NY State Special Education Department http://www.nysed.gov/
 
NYSED's Web Site for Current Materials and Resources: Implementation of the NYS PK-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS)   http://www.engageny.org
 
US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs IDEA website http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home
 

Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center (SUPAC) http://www.supac.org

Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center (SUPAC)  Events Calendar Fall 2016  http://supac.org/events-calendar/

Rights Regarding Referral and Evaluation For Special Education ServicesRights For Special EducationRev2.pdf
 
If you have questions regarding the special education referral and evaluation process please contact the Director of Special Education:

Karen W. Genzel, Ph.D.
Director of Special Education, Committee on Special Education Chairperson, and Section 504 Coordinator
 Phone Number:  607-836-8619;     Fax Number 607-836-3609
kgenzel@mcgrawschools.org

Education
NYS School District Administrator Permanent Certification, Syracuse University
NYS School Administrator/Supervisor Permanent Certification 
Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Loyola College, MD
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, VA
NYS High School Regents Diploma, Orchard Park CSD

 
Professional Experience  
7-12 Grade Principal, Cincinnatus CSD
7-12 Grade Principal and Director of Special Education, DeRuyter CSD
Director of Special Education/Curriculum, DeRuyter CSD
Assistant Director of Special Education, Baldwinsville CSD
7-8 Grade School Administrator, 
Syracuse City School District (SCSD)
K-12 School Psychologist, SCSD
K-12 School Psychologist, Bellefonte CSD, PA
Graduate Research Assistant, Penn State University, PA
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Loyola College, MD

Summer School Teacher, Villa Maria Children's Residential Center, MD
Summer School Teaching Assistant, Villa Maria Children's Residential Center, MD
Behavioral Support Staff, The Children's Guild, MD
 
"Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I may remember, 
Involve me and I learn."


~ Benjamin Franklin
 

Melinda McCool , Superintendent
McGraw School District
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101

Phone: 607-836-3636

www.mcgrawschools.org

Elementary School
Susan Prince, Principal
50 West Academy Street
McGraw NY 13101
Phone: 607-836-3650

High School
Mark Dimorier, Principal
10 West Academy Street
McGraw NY 13101
Phone: 607-836-3601