Each student will ascend

Pupil Services

Welcome to the Department of
Pupil Services

Mission Statement: The Department of Pupil Services is committed to the academic, social, and emotional success of all students in order to prepare them for independent living, employment, and/or college readiness. Students with disabilities will be placed in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent possible with the goal that every student will learn the NJ Student Learning Standards.

Vision Statement: We are committed to providing every student with an individualized program that applies best practices in education so that students will feel safe, supported, and secure. In-class support options through innovative co-teaching practices for students will be available in each school. All students are valued members of our community with equal opportunities for meaningful participation in extracurricular activities. We pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary partnerships that bring together team members across departments including the Child Study Team, related service providers, teachers, school counselors, health service providers, the administration, outside agencies, and families who will support each student in reaching their highest academic, social, and emotional potential. 


The Pupil Services
Administrative Team

Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services & Bilingual Ed:                                         Diana Pinto-Gomez, Ed. D.
PreK-5 Special Education Supervisor: Danae Heywood
6-12 Special Education Supervisor: Natalie Balon

MSD IEP Meetings 101
First page of the PDF file: IEP101updated2024