Pupil Services


To provide academic, emotional and related service programming for students of special needs while maintaining and ensuring compliance according to state and federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulations.


We are a school district that provides an inclusive education environment for students with special needs by ensuring the maximum amount of our students are spending the majority of the time accessing the curriculum with their general education peers. We meet the unique needs of our learners through a robust and rigorous set of supports that provides high quality academic, emotional and physical support. We engage our parents and community partners as vital members of our children’s successes. Through multi-leveled supports we will decrease the achievement gap between our general education population and our students of highest need.

Director of Pupil Services
Scott Sugarman

Administrative Assistant
April Levesque

Contact Info:
Phone: (860) 923-9581
Fax: (860) 923-9638

Regular Hours:
7:15am – 3:15pm

Districtwide Resources

Parent Welcome Letter

Parent Meetings Letter 

Dates for Monthly Pupil Services Parent meetings:

Monday – September 11, 2017

Tuesday – October 10, 2017 (note this is a Tuesday due to the holiday)

Monday – November 13, 2017

Monday – December 11, 2017

Monday – January 08, 2018

Monday – February 12, 2018

Monday – March 12, 2018

Monday – April 09, 2018

Monday – May 14, 2018

Monday – June 11, 2018

Alternative Support Team

Joyce Kopacz

Lisa Rice

Katie Butler

Social Psychologists

Amy Maloney

Kathleen Collins

Guidance Counselors

Lisa Canney

Janice Hanny

Julie Maliff

Juliet Popovich

Speech Pathologists

Joy Laprade

Valerie Krogul

Jennifer Errichetti

Physical & Occupational Therapists

Greg Haney

Tamara Zimmers


Early Childhood

Danielle Wallace

Sam Drobiak

MaryEllen Jones

Mary R. Fisher Elementary School Special Education

Michela Parenteau

Jessie Duquette

Judy Fairley


Thompson Middle School Special Education

Steve Diformato

Polly Dean

Trish Espinosa

Tourtellotte Memorial High School Special Education

Paula Coderre

Lynn O’Brien