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Welcome to the North Plainfield School District Department of Special Services

​​​​​The Special Services Department believes that all students can and must have an opportunity to reach their potential. It is the intent of the Special Education Department to take the necessary measures through specialized programming, services, and support to meet the needs of individual students and to ensure that they receive an appropriate educational experience regardless of disability.  

North Plainfield Public Schools has certified and highly qualified special education faculty, administrators, Child Study Team members, and related service providers to provide ongoing support to students who have been identified as needing special education services. The Special Education Department strives to pursue an active partnership with parents and the community through ongoing collaboration with the Special Education Parent Teacher Organization.  

North Plainfield Public Schools provides a range of special education programs and services to our students who have Individual Education Programs (IEPs). Based on IEP recommendations, students with disabilities have access to many learning environments in our schools and specialized programs outside of the district. This includes in-class support, resource centers, self-contained classrooms including Autism, Language and Learning Disabled (LLD) and Multiple Disabilities (MD), as well as both Preschool Disabled (PSD) and integrated preschool classroom. In addition to special education programs, North Plainfield Public Schools also provides related services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral supports, and counseling.  All of these services are provided based on IEP recommendations.


Phone: (908) 769-6090


Director of Special Services
John Tarnofsky
Ext. 2142

Nancy Schreck
Ext. 2104

 Secretarial Staff

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Services
Johanna Gilmore
Ext. 2142

Administrative Assistant to Nancy Schreck and prek-6 CST Administrative Assistant
 Deysi Aldas
Ext 2104

SEMI Coordinator and 7-12 grade CST Administrative Assistant
Taneesa Peter
Ext. 2103

East End School
Andreia Afonso
Social Worker -- ext. 2110

Lauren Paczkowski
Speech -- ext. 2505

Victoria Hynes
LDT-C -- ext. 2112

Maureen Mintzer
Pre-K Psychologist -- ext. 2190

Kimberly Secor
Speech -- ext. 2505

West End School
Kathleen Fallon
LDT -- ext. 2143   

Hailey Babcock
Psychologist -- ext.2108

Elizabeth DiGiovanni
Speech -- ext. 1127

Stony Brook School
Jennifer Russo
Psychologist -- ext. 2299

Patricia Nemeckay
Speech -- ext. 5135

Middle School
Kristen Phelan
LDT -- ext. 2111

Neal Dalton
Psychologist -- ext. 2113

Somerset School
Kim Scott
Social Worker -- ext. 2105

Brianna Schuckert
Psychologist -- ext. 2107

Lauren Mupanomunda
Speech -- ext. 2127

 High School 
Lisa Chambers-Smith
LDT-C -- ext. 2123

Stacey Davis
ext. 2144

Meaghan Sica
Speech -- ext. 3112

Heather Passantino
LDTC -- ext.2114

Stephanie Feldman
Psychologist -- ext. 2126