Mrs. Jessica Pignatello

Phone: 973-423-6469 x2504

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology M.S. Special Education

Mrs. Jessica Pignatello

160 Parmelee Avenue 

Hawthorne, NJ 07506

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. Additional members of our team consist of behaviorists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and phyiscal therapists. They work collaboratively to identify, evaluate, and prescribe services for students who are meeting with academic challenges. 

     

    Child Find

    If you are a parent and are concerned with your child's developmental milestones between 0-3 years old please go to this link Child Find or make a referral to early intervention by calling 1-888-653-4463.

    If you are a parent and find your child is struggling in school academically despite interventions the school has already put in place and would like your child evaluated for special education due to a suspected disability, please mail a written request to the director. Once the request has been received, a meeting will be scheduled. At this meeting the child study team, after reviewing all data, will make the determination if evaluations are needed and which ones will be necessary. The educational guidance, evaluations, and educational planning are at no cost to the parent. 

    If you are a parent with a child in crisis in your home, and it is not life threatening, please call Perform Care at 1-877-652-7624.

    PerformCare may authorize mobile response stabilization services (MRSS) to come to your home and provide face-to-face crisis services within one hour of notification. The goal is to stabilize behavior and keep your youth at home. Mobile response is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can offer up to eight weeks of stabilization services.

    Children System of Care Resources Here

     

     Parents Rights

    If you would like to know your rights in special education at any point here is a link to the PRISE 

     
     
    NJ Administrative Code for Special Educaiton
     
    For a copy click here
     
     
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Office Support Staff
Name email Position Extension Location
Jessica Pignatello jpignatello@hawthorne.k12.nj.us Director of Special Programs 2504 District
Patricia Stapleton pstapleton@hawthorne.k12.nj.us Administrative Assistant 2404 Hawthorne High School
Kathleen Keyzer kkeyzer@hawthorne.k12.nj.us Administrative Assistant 2405 Hawthorne High School