Special Education Committee

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The Special Education Committee (SEC) is a district-wide committee, currently under the umbrella of the Marbletown PTA.

SEC co-chairs:

  • Melissa Skillman, RVCSD parent
  • Indigo Munoz-Weaver, RVCSD parent
  • Jackie Vannosdall, Kerhonkson Elementary School principal
  • Megan Berean, RVCSD Director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS)

The goals of the SEC are as follows:

  • To ensure each special needs children receives the best possible free appropriate public education, resulting in the children reaching his or her full potential.
  • To encourage children with special needs to participate in regular education programs as much as possible,
  • To bring together parents, teachers, administrators, therapists and friends of children with varying needs in order to share their experiences and expertise.
  • To keep parents informed of issues and changes in the laws affecting their children.
  • To familiarize parents with the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and its process of programs for children with special needs.
  • To educate the community at large for the need of Special Education Programs.

Meeting are open to ALL community members. The focus of this committee is intended to be district-wide and membership is open to ALL Rondout Valley families.

For more information, please email the SEC team.

Upcoming meetings:

SEC Sub-Committees:

  • Fundraising Committee: C0-Chaired by Laura Walzer and April Miller
  • Education Committee: Co-Chaired by Kim Cohen and Keri McArdle
  • Inclusion Committee: Co-Chaired by Indigo Munoz-Weaver and Mindy Shaw
  • Support Group Committee: Co-Chaired by Laura Walzer and Stephanie Labodin