Special Education

The Berlin Public School System is strongly committed to supporting students in their least restricted environment. The special education services provided to our students have been developed to support this concept. We believe that a continuum of placement options must be provided to meet the unique and individual needs of our students. Students may be serviced in a variety of settings which include: co-teaching within the general education classroom, learning center, semi-self-contained classroom, self-contained classroom, transition within the community, and out of district placements.




Special Education Teachers
Shannon Branda
Rebecca Bowman
Kara McCourt

Valerie Salazar

Jennifer Birrell

School Psychologist
Jennifer Birrell


Physical Therapist / Occupational Therapist / Assistive Technology
Jessica Garrity
Paula Riley-Friedman
Rozalind Stachon

Rosemary Goodwin

Speech-Language Pathologist
Rosemary Goodwin



Lexia Learning - technology-based reading skill program (username/password required)

Raz-Kids - reading at various levels (username/password required)

XtraMath - math fact practice (username/password required)

Library Homepage - teacher/students links listed

Library Catalog (Destiny) - online access to Griswold School catalog

Linda Holian

Linda Holian
Director of Special Education

Michelle Zeuschner

Michelle Zeuschner, Ed.D
Supervisor of Special Education PreK-5


Nathaniel Aroian   
Luciana Bongiovanni
Melissa D'Aleo
Jessica Dionizio
Christina Fiducia
Christina Ketley
Nicole Sapko
Ashley Violette