Office of Special Education

Contact Info
Carolyn Granato
Executive Director


Office Location
Room 910
2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-733-7314
Fax: 973-733-8437
Vision
The vision of Newark Public Schools (NPS) Office of Special Education is that each student receive high-quality instruction in the least restrictive environment, while receiving specialized services to meet their unique and individualized needs.

The intent of the vision is to ensure that students with disabilities are:

  • Educated in environments with peers who do not have disabilities as often as possible
  • Allow opportunities to have embedded opportunities to expand their learning to reach their full capacity and potential for success in all areas
  • Educated by individuals in ways that address the specific areas that impact a student’s ability to access the curriculum

Mission
Office of Special Education is committed to increasing academic success of students with disabilities, in order to fully engage them in high-quality learning environments that foster rigor and prepare them to be successful in our global economy.

Special Education Staff

NameTitlePhone NumberEmail Address
Carolyn GranatoExecutive Director973-733-7314cgranato@nps.k12.nj.us
Marilyn MitchellDeputy Executive Director973-733-8193mmitchell@nps.k12.nj.us
Adriana DeGiovanniProgram Specialist - Duke-Jackson973-733-9608adegiovanni@nps.k12.nj.us
Dr. Joe BresnahanProgram Specialist - Gloverjbresnahan@nps.k12.nj.us
Candace WellsProgram Specialist - Gregory973-733-7114c1wells@nps.k12.nj.us
Darius PembertonCompliance/Mendez973-733-7167dpemberton@nps.k12.nj.us
VacancyProgram Specialist973-733-7114
VacancyProgram Specialist973-733-7114
Shaynna HunterCST - Related Services973-733-7081shunter@nps.k12.nj.us
VacancySenior Manager of Special Projects973-733-6770
Maureen BeySEMI Coordinator973-733-7107mbey@nps.k12.nj.us
Ana AntonucciOut of District and Charter Liaison973-733-8541aantonucci@nps.k12.nj.us
Susan MarshallAutism Specialist973-733-7314smarshall@nps.k12.nj.us