HAWTHORNE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Creating Future Generations of Leaders

Home of the Bears!

Mrs. Jessica Pignatello

Phone: 973-423-6469 x3300

Email: jpignatello@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jessica Pignatello

Hawthorne Public School

Director of Special Programs

 

 

Office of Special Programs
 

The Child Study Team is a multi-disciplinary group of specialists employed the Board of Education. The team consists of school psychologists, social workers, and learning disabilities teacher/consultants. They work collaboratively to identify, evaluate, and prescribe services for students who are meeting with academic challenges. 

 
Office Support Staff 
 
Patti Stapleton,  Senior Administrative Assistant    x3300
Giselle Fontalvo, Administrative Assistant               x3301 
 
Child Study Team Members
 
Mrs. Jennifer Arcuri                       School Psychologist              x4006        
jarcuri@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Dr. Yaron Goldrich                        School Psychologist              x3305        
ygoldrich@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Ms. Lindsay Gordon                      Social Worker                         x                 
lgordon@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Dr. Elaine Jorgensen                    School Psychologist              x3308      
ejorgensen@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Debbie Kinny-Chen             School Social Worker           x4005      
dkinneychen@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Miriam Levin                          School Social Worker             x5701      
mlevin@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Ms. Nicole Matano                       School Psychologist               x5102      
nmatano@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Ms. Sandra Newman                   LDTC                                         x5404        
snewman@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Ms. Cristina Perla                           LDTC                                         x4004        
cperla@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Jennifer Stier, LDTC               LDTC                         (201)445-5624        
jstier@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
 
Behaviorists  
 
 
Ms. Carrie Parker             Preschool/Roosevelt
cparker@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Megan Parks           Jefferson/Lincoln/ Hawthorne High School
mparks@hawthorne.k12.nj.us 
 
Mrs. Lisa Searls                  Washington
lsearls@hawthorne.k12.nj.us 
 
Speech Therapists
 
Mrs. Caroline Ferraro                    Jefferson School                                                  
cferraro@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Margaret Rainey                   Preschool                                                             
mrainey@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Shari Shepetofsky                  Preschool                                                               
sshepetofsky@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Sarah Tode                              Roosevelt School                                                
stode@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Lisa Viggiano                           Lincoln Middle/Hawthorne High School      
lviggiano@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Mrs. Barbara von dem Hagen   Districtwide                                                           
bvondemhagen@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Ms. Kristen Winfield                        Washington School                                              
kwinfield@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
                
Related Service Providers
 
Physical Therapist 
 
Mr James Harvey   
jharvey@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Occupational Therapists (Provided by Bergen County Special Services)
 
Jillian Belinski                     Washington/Lincoln Middle/Hawthorne High Schools
jbelinski@hawthorne.k12.nj.us
 
Jacqueline Dejean                 Washington/Jefferson Schools
jacdej@hawthorne.k12.nj.us 
 
Daniella Moses                      Roosevelt School  
danmos@bergen.org
 
Olivea Potenzone                   Jefferson School
olipot@bergen.org
 
Jenny S. Shatzel                     Preschool
jsshatzel@hawthorne.k12.nj.us 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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