PPS/Special Education


Welcome to Pupil Personnel Services.  Our department provides balanced supports for every student to ensure equal access to the general education curriculum as we address the whole student.  Academic, health, social and emotional needs all fall within our Pupil Personnel Services.  

We collaborate with the Office of Teaching & Learning led by Dr. Alice Bowman, as our services align and at times overlap.  Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) guides general education building-level supports and is a critical component in the referral process for special education services.  Our work supports the systematic implementation of the strategies and interventions needed in the general education classrooms.  Special education support personnel are significant members of each building's MTSS team as data is analyzed and students are discussed. 

Our goal is to foster growth and independence in the academic, social and emotional domains for all students.  Comments, questions and communications initiated from our families are always welcome as we value your participation and collaboration in supporting our students. 

We strive to make the Pupil Personnel Services Suite a welcoming and supportive place.  Please feel free to reach out to us and we will advise or redirect you to get the support you need. 

Contact and Staff

Assistant Superintendent

Traci Holtz

Supervisor of Special Education K-5/ CPSE Chairperson

Dr. Lauren Ribeiro 

Supervisor of Special Education 6-12

Greg Lau

Chairperson, K-12

Edith Barasch

Director of School Counseling

Eugene Farrell
738-8110  ext. 1104 

PPS Office Assistants 

Lois Miceli

Victoria Portalatin

Phone  914.738.3434, ext. 3 
Fax:  914.801.5610
The Sanborn Map Building
629 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803