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Welcome to
Bloomingdale Schools
Department of Special Services

Special Education Services is responsible for identifying and providing assistance to students with disabilities, ages 3-21. Services provided include Child Study Team diagnostic services, program development and implementation, and provision of related services.

The Child Study Team consists of a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C), School Psychologist, and School Social Worker.  Other specialists such as the Speech/Language Therapist, Occupational Therapists, and other specialists are included as needed.

All students with disabilities who are identified as potentially being in need of special education and related services are located and evaluated according to N.J.A.C 6A:14:3.

Decisions regarding the student are collaboratively made by Child Study Team Members, the parent(s)/guardian(s), and any individual having knowledge of the child.

A full continuum of programs is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities, ages 3-21 for special education and related services.  Educational options include placement in general education with supplementary aids and supports, in-class and out of class resource programs, and special class programs in and out of district.

Our team is devoted to providing individualized instruction and all appropriate supports to ensure that each student receives meaningful educational benefit. 

For further information about special education and related services, please contact

Jamie Edward Ciofalo, MA
Director of Special Education & Special Projects
29 Captolene Avenue
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
973-838-3282 x207

Child Study Team Staff

Jeanne Pelcher
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C)
973-838-5353 x213

Michelle Lowensteiner
School Psychologist
973-838-4835 x304

Karleen Faliveno
MSW School Social Worker
973-838-1311 x107

Courtney Riche
Speech/Language Therapist
973-838-1311 x108

Erica Lane
Speech/Language Therapist