Special Education

Watertown Public Schools   
Special Education Department     
30 Common Street, 2nd Floor
Watertown MA 02472
                     (617) 926-7766                          


Name/Email    

Position     Phone Number 
 Kathleen Desmarais

 Director of Special Education
  617-926-7766     
Ms. Paula Czyrklis 

Elementary Special Education Coordinator  617-926-7766  
Ms. Marie Mele 

Secondary Special Education Coordinator   617-926-7766     
Ms. Julie Woodland

Out of District Coordinator617-926-7766  
Ms. Barbara Stewart 

Administrative Assistant 617-926-7766 
Mr. Nicholas Pappas

Administrative Assistant  617-926-7766 
Ms. Jennifer Young 

Administrative Assistant  617-926-7766
Claire Price

WHS Evaluation Team Chair 617-926-7730
 Penelope Giannakopoulos

WMS Evaluation Team Chair 617-926-7783
Michelle Fallon 

Hosmer Evaluation Team Chair 617-926-7743 
Greg Roberts 

Lowell Evaluation Team Chair 617-923-6266
Lindsey Knight 

Cunniff Evaluation Team Chai617-926-7724
Allison Brown 

 Early Steps Preschool Evaluation Team Chair617-926-7765 


Latest Announcements: 
3/20/17
2017 Extended School Year Dates Set!

As families are planning summer vacations and scheduling camp and other experiences for their children this summer, 
the Special Education Department is also actively planning 
for Extended School Year (ESY) for students whose 
disabilities place them at risk for substantial regression.  
We are pleased to provide this summer's ESY dates to assist with planning.  Programs will run for six weeks, from 
Monday, July 10 - Thursday, August 17.  Programming will mirror the structure and schedule from 2016.  Registration forms and more detailed information will be mailed home 
to parents/guardians of children requiring ESY during the 
April vacation.  Please contact your child's Evaluation Team Chairperson or the Special Education Office with any questions.  We are looking forward to another successful Extended School Year experience!


Included in Special Education are these departments:

Past Announcements:

Sign up good until 3/30/17

The Watertown Challenger Division, a division of Little League Baseball especially designed for boys and girls ages 8 - 18 with special needs, is beginning it's fifth year of offering this program.

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