Dear Newton Community:I once again look forward to partnering with you as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Please click here for my welcome letter and Student Services Newsletter for September, 2017. I hope you are all settling well into this new school year.Best Wishes,Karen Shmukler
Overview to Special Education 2018 provides an overview of programs and related services that are available at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Citywide programs are located in the specific school listed and are open to eligible students across the city. All program summaries include specific student need profiles, program goals, descriptions of staffing, curriculum and special programming, as well as related services available. The related services section includes a brief description of each of the related services available to students in the Newton Public Schools based on the needs specified in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
McKinney-Vento Brochure: Please see this link for a resource brochure regarding supports in the Newton Public Schools related to homelessness.Transition Planning: PROMOTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN STUDENTS, NPS STAFF, FAMILIES, AND THE NEWTON COMMUNITY (PDF)
The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education (PAC) serves as a parent resource and a liaison between parents and the administration. It provides a forum for parents to meet each other and with school department staff to discuss special education concerns, strategies and programs.
Karen Shmukler, Ed.D, LMFT
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Assistant Director of Student Services
Director of Elementary Special Education
Director ofJoanne Guild
Administrative Executive Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.orgAnn PicarielloAdministrative AssistantRoom 318617-559-6035Cynthia CurtisExecutive Assistant
Newton Early Childhood Center617-559-6050