Department of Student & Staff Learning

  • The Student & Staff Learning Office is here to answer any questions that you and your family may have regarding special education services, academic intervention services or itinerant services such as speech, occupational and physical therapy. 

    Department Phone:     716-937-9116, 3006
    Confidential Fax:         716-902-2032

    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT & STAFF LEARNING
    Sharon Hance
    (716) 937-9116, 4156

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / COORDINATOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
    Michelle Busch
    (716) 937-9116, 4020

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS  
    Suzanne Mark
    (716) 937-9116, 4156

    Jodie Cansdale
    (716) 937-9116, 3006

    Cortney Stapleson
    (716) 937-9116, 4330


    SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
    Kim Musilli (K-5)
    (716) 937-9116, 3205 (Intermediate)
    (716) 937-9116, 6109 (Primary)

    Sharon Rutowski (6-12)
    (716) 937-9116, 4237 (High)
    (716) 937-9116, 2349 (Middle)

    SCHOOL COUNSELORS

    Megan Vogl (K-2)
    (716) 937-9116, 6110 (Primary)

    Ashley Anderson (3-5)
    (716) 937-9116, 3204 (Intermediate)


    SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

    Rachel Hiller (K-12)
    (716) 937-9116, 4215 (High School)

     
     
    Caption:  Overview of the Special Education Process
    A full description of the process is as follows:
    1. Referral
    2. Evaluation
    3. CPSE CSE Meeting
    4. CPSE CSE Committee Decision 
      1. Does the child have an educational disability?
      2. Does the child need special educational services?
        1. CPSE CSE Committee develops the IEP together
        2. CPSE CSE Committee determines services, programs, placement
        3. CPSE CSE Committee reviews IEP at least once every school year 
        4. CPSE CSE Committee reevaluates at least every three years

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