**You can now reach the Department
of Special Services through the Main Line 973 835-7100, then press # 3 and then use the extension of the CST staff member whom you wish to speak to.
The Department of Special Services and Child Study Team
Dr. Michelle Fenwick, Director of Special Services
**973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x1 or x1540)
It is an important honor to serve as the Director of Special Services for the Pompton Lakes Public School District. In this position, I oversee the services of students with disabilities or medical conditions that require either an IEP or 504 plan to support their learning. This work includes not only students in our four buildings, but also within the community, identifying at risk students, and students being educated in Out of District settings, and students who are age three through 21 years of age. It is a truly a pleasure to work with our students, families, staff and community!
Previously, I have served as Director of Special Services/Principal of ASD & PSD Programs in Bergen County and also worked for the Department of Education for the State of New Jersey Special Education Programs (NJ OSEP). I was privileged to have served on my town’s Board of Education. My formal education includes a Bachelor and Master degree from SUNY at Geneseo, a Doctorate from NSU, and a second Master degree in School Administration from WPUNJ. I have over twenty years of experience in the field of child development and special education and I truly love what I do.
These opportunities have led to my commitment to exemplary education for ALL students and provided me with the skills needed to effectively lead Pompton Lakes Department of Special Services.
Barbara Fontanazza, Department of Special Service Secretary
973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x2 or x1541)
Marianne Vozzo, Child Study Team Secretary
973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x3 or x1542)
Our Child Study Team (CST) includes the following staff members:
Dr. Lucille Verina, School Psychologist 973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x4 or x1543)
This is my thirteenth year
within the Pompton Lakes School District serving the children and
families of our community. As a Clinical Psychologist, it is my honor
to work within the Department of Special Services with experts in a
variety of educational specialties.
Tricia Smith, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant
973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x5 or x1544)
have over 14 years’ teaching experience at the elementary, middle
school, and high school levels. After earning my Master’s Degree in
Special Education/Learning Disabilities, I became certified as a
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant in 2010. In this role, I
have had many rewarding experiences as a Child Study Team member --
maintaining high educational standards while meeting the individual
needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
Lisa Bracamonte, School Psychologist
973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x6 or x1545)
those of you new to me, my role on the Child Study Team is that of Case
Manager and School Psychologist. I began my career as a graduate of
Duquesne University, with a major in both Elementary and Secondary
English education followed by 15 years of teaching experience. I
obtained my Masters in Education and State Licensure after completing
the graduate program at Montclair State University and have had the
pleasure of serving for 10 years as a School Psychologist in Pompton
Lakes. Last, but certainly not least, I have 20 years experience as
the mother of two girls, so I do know some of what you’re going
through. It is my hope that these experiences will enable me to
facilitate your child’s program and continue to enable his/her success.
Robyn Blomn, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant
973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x7 or x1546)
have worked in Pompton Lakes for the past six years case managing
fourth through twelfth graders. Prior to working here as a Learning
Disability Teacher –Consultant, I worked in Englewood as an LDT-C in an
elementary school. Over the past twenty years, I have also worked in
three other districts teaching general education and special education
in grades three through seven. The universities I have attended in
order to receive my Teacher of the Handicapped, Elementary Education
Teacher and Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant certifications are
Florida State University and William Paterson University. I’m looking
forward to my twenty second year in education making a difference in the
lives of our students.
Agnes Joyce, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant 973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x8 or x1547)
have worked on the Child Study Team for the past eight years as an
LDT-C. I previously taught in a variety of special education settings
for 15 years. I am certified in Elementary Education, Special Education,
and licensed as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant. I am also
an Orton-Gillingham certified instructor of multi-sensory reading
strategies and I'm proud to bring all of these experiences when
supporting our students.
, Helen Ropas School Social Worker (Leave Rep Jodi Skiba)
973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x9 or x1548)
Jodi Skiba-Fitzpatrick, School Social Worker 973 835-7100, #3 for Special Services, (x9 or x1548)
My role on the Child Study Team is that of Case Manager and School Social Worker. Additional district roles consist of Anti-bullying Specialist at Lenox and Lincoln Elementary Schools' and Pompton Lakes High School girls junior varsity soccer coach. I began my career as a graduate of Rutgers University, with a major in Psychology. I obtained my Masters in Social Worker and State Licensure after completing the graduate program at Rutgers University School of Social Work. I have had the pleasure of serving for over six years as a School Social Worker in Pompton Lakes.