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Special Education

Julia P. Herbst
Director of Special Education
CSE / CPSE Chairperson

Laura Reynolds

Joan Roden

Welcome to the Red Creek Special Education Department

Special Education Department Oversees the Following Areas:

  • Individualized Educational Plans: Early Intervention Services (children from 2.5 until Kindergarten enrollment)
  • Individualized Educational Plans: K-12
  • Individualized Educational Plans: School to Work Transition
  • 504 Plans
  • Psychological Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Vision Services
  • Teacher of the Deaf Services
  • Homeschooling
  • Homeless Liaison


If you suspect your child may have learning disability, please contact your child's building principal. In response to your concerns, your building principal will hold a Response to Intervention Team meeting to determine if additional services are available in the general education program prior to Special Education testing. Response to Intervention Teams are made up of school administration, faculty and staff.

Please also feel free to contact the school psychologist assigned to your child's building to discuss your concerns.

Staff assignments are as follows:

Middle/High School Psychologist:
Kristin Arnone

Elementary Psychologist:
Ashlee Fairchild

Psychologist Intern:
Payton Clingerman

School Counselors:
Cuyler - Kasey Evans
Middle School - Kathy Armstrong
High School - Shayla Pasker
K-12 Social Worker - Sharon Rosati

It is your right to have your child tested for a disability at any point according to IDEA regulations---please contact the Special Education Department 754-2045.

Please note that I am available to speak with you about your child’s learning needs at anytime.

Julia P. Herbst
Director of Special Education


New York State Department Of Education: Special Education Website

Parents Guide to Special Education in New York State

US Department of Education: IDEA Website

Procedural Safeguard Notice 2017

Protecting Students with Disabilities (

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Long COVID Under Section 504 and the IDEA

Providing Students with Disabilities Free Public Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing the Need for Compensatory Services under Section 504