***Please Note: In the event there is a school closing all CSE/CPSE meetings will be cancelled for that day. If there are school delays all CSE/CPSE meetings prior to the delay school opening time will be cancelled. If you have any questions regarding school closings and /or delays please refer to the district website @ www.northrockland.org or contact our office @ 845-942-3430 ***

Special Services Department Site
Sarah Sorensen, Director
Joan Pfister, Assistant Director

Welcome to the North Rockland Special Services Department!


Our office provides Special Education programs and services for resident students ages 3 - 21. We see each child as an individual and seek to create an educational program to allow all students to thrive.  We offer a variety of special education programs and supports both within the North Rockland Schools and when necessary with collaboration with other educational programs throughout the county.

Our highly qualified staff and broad range of offerings, allow us to individualize each student's education.  Specialized programs and services  provide our students with learning differences, the opportunity to fully participate in the North Rockland school community.


We have listed some key information about the range of educational programs offered within the North Rockland Schools as well as key contact people in the department on the website.


If you have questions regarding our programs, services or wanting more information about a  referral to the Committee of Special Education (CSE) or the Committee of Preschool Special Education (CPSE), please contact us.

We are here to help.


Sarah Sorensen

Director of Special  Services