Mrs. Jessica Pignatello

Phone: 973-423-6469 x3300


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jessica Pignatello

Hawthorne Public School

Director of Special Programs



  • Office of Special Programs

    The Child Study Team is a multi-disciplinary group of specialists employed the Board of Education. The team consists of school psychologists, social workers, and learning disabilities teacher/consultants. They work collaboratively to identify, evaluate, and prescribe services for students who are meeting with academic challenges. 

    Office Support Staff 
    Patti Stapleton,  Senior Administrative Assistant    x3300
    Giselle Fontalvo, Administrative Assistant               x3301 
    Child Study Team Members
    Mrs. Jennifer Arcuri                       School Psychologist              x4006   
    Dr. Yaron Goldrich                        School Psychologist              x3305   
    Ms. Lindsay Gordon                      Social Worker                         x            
    Dr. Elaine Jorgensen                    School Psychologist              x3308 
    Mrs. Debbie Kinny-Chen             School Social Worker           x4005 
    Mrs. Miriam Levin                          School Social Worker             x5701 
    Ms. Nicole Matano                       School Psychologist               x5102 
    Ms. Sandra Newman                   LDTC                                         x5404   
    Ms. Cristina Perla                           LDTC                                         x4004   
    Mrs. Jennifer Stier, LDTC               LDTC                         (201)445-5624   
    Ms. Carrie Parker             Preschool/Roosevelt
    Mrs. Megan Parks           Jefferson/Lincoln/ Hawthorne High School 
    Mrs. Lisa Searls                  Washington 
    Speech Therapists
    Mrs. Caroline Ferraro                    Jefferson School                                             
    Mrs. Margaret Rainey                   Preschool                                                        
    Mrs. Shari Shepetofsky                  Preschool                                                          
    Mrs. Sarah Tode                              Roosevelt School                                           
    Mrs. Lisa Viggiano                           Lincoln Middle/Hawthorne High School 
    Mrs. Barbara von dem Hagen   Districtwide                                                      
    Ms. Kristen Winfield                        Washington School                                         
    Related Service Providers
    Physical Therapist 
    Mr James Harvey
    Occupational Therapists (Provided by Bergen County Special Services)
    Jillian Belinski                     Washington/Lincoln Middle/Hawthorne High Schools
    Jacqueline Dejean                 Washington/Jefferson Schools 
    Daniella Moses                      Roosevelt School
    Olivea Potenzone                   Jefferson School
    Jenny S. Shatzel                     Preschool